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It's about one-fifth the number of Seats in The Colosseum
In other words, the count of Seats in The Colosseum is 5 times 12,000.
(a.k.a. The Coliseum, a.k.a. Flavian Amphitheatre, a.k.a. Amphitheatrum Flavium, a.k.a. Anfiteatro Flavio or Colosseo) (Rome) (estimated)
Built between 70 and 80 AD, The Colosseum was a central attraction of Rome, capable of seating 50,000 spectators for various events including plays, war reenactments, and gladiatorial matches. The structure was estimated to require 100,000 cu. m of stone to construct. It remains the largest amphitheater in the world.
It's about five-and-a-half times the number of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide
In other words, 12,000 is 5.6850 times the count of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide, and the count of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide is 0.17590 times that amount.
(2013 figures) (regional and local, plus national figures; paid only)
It's about five-and-a-half times the number of Steps in the Sears Tower
In other words, 12,000 is 5.690 times the count of Steps in the Sears Tower, and the count of Steps in the Sears Tower is 0.17570 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Willis Tower) (Chicago, Illinois) (steps per stairwell)
It's about one-tenth the number of Seats in Lambeau Field
In other words, 12,000 is 0.148630 times the count of Seats in Lambeau Field, and the count of Seats in Lambeau Field is 6.72810 times that amount.
(2014 figures) (a.k.a. City Stadium, a.k.a. New City Stadium, a.k.a. Titletown USA, a.k.a. The Frozen Tundra, a.k.a. The Shrine of Pro Football) (Green Bay, Wisconsin)
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)
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 one-fifteenth the number of Letters in the Longest English Word
In other words, 12,000 is 0.0632181 times the count of an Letters in the Longest English Word, and the count of an Letters in the Longest English Word is 15.81830 times that amount.
The longest word in the English language (although somewhat disputed) is a chemical name for the substance connectin, made up of 189,819 letters (Click here to see the word...). The longest word found in most dictionaries, pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis, has just 45 letters.