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It's about 2,500 times the number of Countries in the European Union.
In other words, the count of Countries in the European Union is 0.00042 times 68,000.
(a.k.a. EU) (2016 figures)
It's about one-three-thousand-five-hundredth the number of Copies of Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities Sold.
In other words, the count of Copies of Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities Sold is 3,000 times 68,000.
(figures as of 2015)
It's about 4,500 times the number of Living Kings and Queens.
In other words, the count of Living Kings and Queens is 0.00022 times 68,000.
(2015 figures) (distinct Monarchs)
It's about 7,500 times the number of Symohonies Composed by Beethoven.
In other words, 68,000 is 7,555.55555556 times the count of Symohonies Composed by Beethoven, and the count of Symohonies Composed by Beethoven is 0.000132352941176 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Ludwig van Beethoven)
It's about 10,000 times the number of Living U.S. Presidents.
In other words, the count of Living U.S. Presidents is 0.0001 times 68,000.
(a.k.a. Presidents of the United States; a.k.a. Presidents of the United States of America; a.k.a. POTUS), (2016 figures) (including current)
As of this writing, there are five living United States Presidents — President Carter, President Clinton, President Obama, and the two Presidents Bush. At no point in U.S. history have their been more than six (6) living presidents, this circumstance having occurred three times.
It's about one-twenty-thousandth the number of Users on Facebook.
In other words, 68,000 is 0.0000472 times the count of Users on Facebook, and the count of Users on Facebook is 21,200 times that amount.
(March, 2015 figures) (monthly active users)
Facebook had 1.44 billion active users for the month ending March, 2015. In August, 2014, Facebook began a process of removing 87 million accounts that it had found to be fake.
It's about 30,000 times the number of Escalators in the State of Wyoming.
In other words, the count of Escalators in the State of Wyoming is 0.00003 times 68,000.
(2013 figures)