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It's about thirty times the number of Olympic Gold Medals Won by the Soviet Union
In other words, 12,000 is 25.40 times the count of Olympic Gold Medals Won by the Soviet Union, and the count of Olympic Gold Medals Won by the Soviet Union is 0.0394 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, a.k.a. USSR, a.k.a. Сою́з Сове́тских Социалисти́ческих Респу́блик, a.k.a. CCCP) (a.k.a. Olympic Games, a.k.a. Jeux olympiques) (Summer and Winter Games grand totals; excluding Russian Federation Medals) (1952 thru 1988 figures)
It's about twenty times the number of Stores in the Mall of America
In other words, the count of Stores in the Mall of America is 0.043 times 12,000.
(a.k.a. MOA, a.k.a. MoA, a.k.a. Megamall) (Bloomington, Minnesota) (2015 figures) (approximate)
It's about twenty times the number of Kernels on an Ear of Corn
In other words, the count of Kernels on an Ear of Corn is 0.05 times 12,000.
(Corn, a.k.a. Maize; Kernel a.k.a. Seed) (average) (for Dent Corn, a.k.a. field corn)
An average ear of dent corn, the kind grown to feed to animals and to make other foods, has an average of 800 kernels. Each acre of corn yields about 15,900 ears of corn.
It's about eighteen times the number of Members of Parliament (The U.K.)
In other words, the count of Members of Parliament (The U.K.) is 0.056 times 12,000.
(a.k.a. MPs) (2016 figures) (formally "Members of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland")
It's about sixteen times the number of Inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
In other words, the count of Inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is 0.0625 times 12,000.
(November, 2015 figures) (including individuals and groups)
As of November, 2015, there were 749 individuals in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Artists and bands must have had at least 25 years of fame before being considered for induction in the Hall.
It's about fourteen-and-a-half times the number of Population of Vatican City
In other words, the count of Population of Vatican City is 0.0699 times 12,000.
(a.k.a. Vatican City State, a.k.a. Stato della Città del Vaticano, a.k.a. Status Civitatis Vaticanae) (Rome, Italy) (2014 estimates; permanent residents only)
It's about eight times the number of Golf Courses in Florida
In other words, 12,000 is 7.9050 times the count of Golf Courses in Florida, and the count of Golf Courses in Florida is 0.12650 times that amount.
(2016 figures) (public and private)