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It's about 650 times the number of Keys on a Piano.
In other words, the count of Keys on a Piano is 0.0016 times 56,000.
(Moden layout; A0 to C7)
It's about one-seven-hundredth the number of people in The State of California.
In other words, 56,000 is 0.001461 times the count of people in The State of California, and the count of people in The State of California is 684.50 times that amount.
(2014 figures) (Department of Finance estimate)
It's about 800 times the number of Submarines in the US Navy.
In other words, 56,000 is 780 times the count of Submarines in the US Navy, and the count of Submarines in the US Navy is 0.0013 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Subs) (includes all types, all classes) (2015 figures)
It's about 1,000 times the number of Countries in Africa.
In other words, the count of Countries in Africa is 0.001 times 56,000.
(2016 figures) (sovereign states recognized by the UN only)
It's about one-one-thousandth the number of Copies of Michael Jackson's Thriller Sold (2011).
In other words, 56,000 is 0.00085 times the count of Copies of Michael Jackson's Thriller Sold (2011), and the count of Copies of Michael Jackson's Thriller Sold (2011) is 1,200 times that amount.
(sales figures as of 1990) (1982 release)
Michael Jackson's Thriller, the best-selling album of all time, has sold over 66 million copies since its release. Following its release in 1982, the album — which contains hits like "Thriller," "Beat It," and "Billie Jean" — won eight (8) Grammy Awards in 1984.
It's about 1,000 times the number of Teeth in a Great White Shark's Mouth.
In other words, 56,000 is 1,200 times the count of Teeth in a Great White Shark's Mouth, and the count of Teeth in a Great White Shark's Mouth is 0.00083 times that amount.
(Carcharodon carcharias) (average; including developing rows)
It's about one-one-thousand-five-hundredth the number of Copies of Wii Sports Sold.
In other words, 56,000 is 0.0006772 times the count of Copies of Wii Sports Sold, and the count of Copies of Wii Sports Sold is 1,477 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Wii スポーツ, a.k.a. Wi Supotsu) (2006 edition) (sales figures as of March 31, 2015)
Wii Sports, the version that was bundled with the original Wii console, has sold 82.69 million units as of March, 2015.