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It's about one-two-hundred-fiftieth the number of ATMs in the World.
In other words, the count of ATMs in the World is 300 times 12,000.
(2015 figures) (approximate)
There are approximately 3 million ATMs in the world, including sites in Antarctica, cruise ships, US Navy ships, and Tibet. ATM's typically hold between $20,000 and $100,000, depending on the size of the crowds where they're located.
It's about 250 times the number of Teeth in a Great White Shark's Mouth.
In other words, the count of Teeth in a Great White Shark's Mouth is 0.004 times 12,000.
(Carcharodon carcharias) (average; including developing rows)
It's about 450 times the number of Countries in the European Union.
In other words, the count of Countries in the European Union is 0.0023 times 12,000.
(a.k.a. EU) (2016 figures)
There are 28 member countries in the European Union, the latest member of which is Croatia. The EU is largely urban, with sixteen cities having a population of one million or more, and 75% of the population living in an urban area.
It's about 800 times the number of Living Kings and Queens.
In other words, the count of Living Kings and Queens is 0.0013 times 12,000.
(2015 figures) (distinct Monarchs)
As of 2015, the world has fifteen Kings and Queens reigning over 45 countries. Of all these, Queen Elizabeth the II is the only reigning Queen; she has monarchical authority over the sixteen of the Commonwealth nations.
It's about 1,500 times the number of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven.
In other words, 12,000 is 1,333.333333330 times the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven, and the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven is 0.000750000000002 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Ludwig van Beethoven)
It's about one-one-thousand-five-hundredth the number of VIsitors to Walt Disney World Each Year.
In other words, 12,000 is 0.00064558 times the count of VIsitors to Walt Disney World Each Year, and the count of VIsitors to Walt Disney World Each Year is 1,549 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Walk Disney World Resort, a.k.a. Walt Disney World, a.k.a. WDW) (Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake, Florida) (2013 figures) (for The Magic Kingdom; approximate; annual attendance totals)
Each year, Walt Disney World, Florida attracts 18,588,000 visitors. Disney World employees over 70,000 people and is the largest single-site employer in the United States.
It's about one-two-thousandth the number of Books in the Library of Congress (2013).
In other words, 12,000 is 0.00050864558 times the count of Books in the Library of Congress (2013), and the count of Books in the Library of Congress (2013) is 1,966.0055 times that amount.
(2013 figures) (total of books only)
As of September, 2013, The Library of Congress had 23,592,066 books in its catalog and a total of 158,007,115 physical items.