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It's about one-tenth the number of Blue Whales in the World.
In other words, 970 is 0.11 times the count of Blue Whales in the World, and the count of Blue Whales in the World is 9.1 times that amount.
(Balaenoptera musculus) (2002 estimates)
The worldwide population of blue whales (as of 2002) is estimated to be between 5,000 and 12,000. An estimated 378,200 blue whales were killed during the height of whaling in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centures
It's about nine-and-a-half times the number of Wolves in Yellowstone National Park.
In other words, 970 is 9.33 times the count of Wolves in Yellowstone National Park, and the count of Wolves in Yellowstone National Park is 0.107 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Henihco'oo; a.k.a. Héetíhco'oo) (December 2014 figures; Wyoming Park area)
As of the 2014 population count, there were 104 wolves living in Yellowstone National Park, in twelve packs. All of the wolves now living in the Park are thought to have descended from the 66 wolves (re)introduced into the Park in 1995-96.
It's about one-tenth the number of Written Characters in the Chinese Language.
In other words, 970 is 0.1037 times the count of Written Characters in the Chinese Language, and the count of Written Characters in the Chinese Language is 9.643 times that amount.
(zhōngwén, 中文) (Hànzì, 汉字/漢字; Shuowen Jiezi count; distinct characters)
According to the Han Dynasty dictionary, Shuowen Jiezi (說文解字), there are 9,353 distinct Han characters used to depict the Chinese language. Fluency in written Chinese requires mastery of 4,000 - 5,000 of these characters.
It's about one-tenth the number of Benches in Central Park.
In other words, the count of Benches in Central Park is 10 times 970.
(Manhattan, New York City, New York)
Central Park — the 843-acre park located in the heart of New York City — contains about 9,000 park benches. The park is one of the most famous in the world and entertains over 35 million visitors each year.
It's about eleven times the number of Keys on a Piano.
In other words, the count of Keys on a Piano is 0.091 times 970.
(Moden layout; A0 to C7)
Most modern keyboards have 88 keys, comprising seven octaves and an additional major third. A full-size, acoustic piano may have as many as 12,000 separate parts.
It's about thirteen times the number of Submarines in the US Navy.
In other words, the count of Submarines in the US Navy is 0.077 times 970.
(a.k.a. Subs) (includes all types, all classes) (2015 figures)
The United States Navy maintains a fleet of 72 active submarines. A typical submarine goes to sea with a crew of about 140.
It's about eighteen times the number of Countries in Africa.
In other words, the count of Countries in Africa is 0.056 times 970.
(2016 figures) (sovereign states recognized by the UN only)
The continent of Africa includes 54 sovereign countries recognized by the United Nations as of 2016. It is the second-most populous continent in the world, with 1.1 billion inhabitants.