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It's about 80 times the number of Moons in our Solar System.
In other words, 12,000 is 82.20 times the count of Moons in our Solar System, and the count of Moons in our Solar System is 0.0122 times that amount.
(2015 figures) (confirmed moons only; dwarf planet satellites not included)
It's about 90 times the number of Union Stations in the United States.
In other words, 12,000 is 88.90 times the count of Union Stations in the United States, and the count of Union Stations in the United States is 0.0112 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Union Terminal; a.k.a. Joint Station; a.k.a. Union Depot) (2016 figures)
It's about 100 times the number of Elements on the Periodic Table.
In other words, 12,000 is 102 times the count of Elements on the Periodic Table, and the count of Elements on the Periodic Table is 0.0098 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Periodic Table of the Elements, a.k.a chemical elements) (confirmed elements as of 2016)
It's about 100 times the number of Wolves in Yellowstone National Park.
In other words, 12,000 is 115 times the count of Wolves in Yellowstone National Park, and the count of Wolves in Yellowstone National Park is 0.0087 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Henihco'oo; a.k.a. Héetíhco'oo) (December 2014 figures; Wyoming Park area)
It's about 150 times the number of Keys on a Piano.
In other words, the count of Keys on a Piano is 0.0071 times 12,000.
(Moden layout; A0 to C7)
It's about 150 times the number of Submarines in the US Navy.
In other words, the count of Submarines in the US Navy is 0.0059 times 12,000.
(a.k.a. Subs) (includes all types, all classes) (2015 figures)
It's about 200 times the number of Countries in Africa.
In other words, 12,000 is 220 times the count of Countries in Africa, and the count of Countries in Africa is 0.0045 times that amount.
(2016 figures) (sovereign states recognized by the UN only)