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It's about the number of Benches in Central Park.
It's about one-and-two-fifths times the number of Written Characters in the Chinese Language.
In other words, 13,000 is 1.390 times the count of Written Characters in the Chinese Language, and the count of Written Characters in the Chinese Language is 0.71940 times that amount.
(zhōngwén, 中文) (Hànzì, 汉字/漢字; Shuowen Jiezi count; distinct characters)
It's about one-and-a-half times the number of Blue Whales in the World.
In other words, the count of Blue Whales in the World is 0.670 times 13,000.
(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 two-and-a-half times the number of Bishops in the Catholic Church.
In other words, 13,000 is 2.4290 times the count of Bishops in the Catholic Church, and the count of Bishops in the Catholic Church is 0.41170 times that amount.
(2015 figures; total Latin and Eastern Church figures; including Pope)
It's about one-third the number of McDonald's Locations in the World.
In other words, the count of McDonald's Locations in the World is 2.80 times 13,000.
(2015 figures) (approximate)
Operating in 119 countries, there are currently 36,000 McDonald's locations worldwide. From 1955 thru 1993, many McDonald's locations advertised the number in billions of hamburgers sold on their external signs, but abandoned theses updates after the figure passed 100 billion.
It's about one-third the number of Seats in Fenway Park.
In other words, 13,000 is 0.350680 times the count of Seats in Fenway Park, and the count of Seats in Fenway Park is 2.85160 times that amount.
(2013 figures; daytime capacity) (a.k.a. The Cathedral of Boston) (Boston, Massachusetts)
It's about three-tenths the number of Seats in The Colosseum.
In other words, the count of Seats in The Colosseum is 3 times 13,000.
(a.k.a. The Coliseum, a.k.a. Flavian Amphitheatre, a.k.a. Amphitheatrum Flavium, a.k.a. Anfiteatro Flavio or Colosseo) (Rome) (estimated)