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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)
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 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 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)
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)
According to the Han Dynasty dictionary, Shuowen Jiezi (說文解字), there are 9,353 distinct Han characters used to depict the Chinese language. Fluency in written Chinese requires mastery of 4,000 - 5,000 of these 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)