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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)
Over the course of his life, Beethoven composed nine symphonies over the course of a twenty-four year period. After his death in early 1827, an estimated 20,000 Austrian citizens attended his public funeral.
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)
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)
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)
There are only two escalators in the State of Wyoming (although there are apparently plenty of elevators). It is speculated that the lack of escalators is due to the older age of the buildings and the abundance of cheap land resulting in single-story structures. At the time the last count of escalators was made, the state had a population of just 576,000 people.