It's about thirty times the number of Population of Vatican City.
In other words, 28,000 is 33.30 times the count of Population of Vatican City, and the count of Population of Vatican City is 0.03 times that amount.(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 forty times the number of Inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In other words, 28,000 is 37.40 times the count of Inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the count of Inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is 0.0267 times that amount.(November, 2015 figures) (including individuals and groups)
It's about 40 times the number of Kernels on an Ear of Corn.
In other words, the count of Kernels on an Ear of Corn is 0.03 times 28,000.(Corn, a.k.a. Maize; Kernel a.k.a. Seed) (average) (for Dent Corn, a.k.a. field corn)
It's about 45 times the number of Members of Parliament (The U.K.).
In other words, the count of Members of Parliament (The U.K.) is 0.023 times 28,000.(a.k.a. MPs) (2016 figures) (formally "Members of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland")
It's about 55 times the number of Stores in the Mall of America.
In other words, the count of Stores in the Mall of America is 0.019 times 28,000.(a.k.a. MOA, a.k.a. MoA, a.k.a. Megamall) (Bloomington, Minnesota) (2015 figures) (approximate)
It's about 60 times the number of Olympic Gold Medals Won by the Soviet Union.
In other words, 28,000 is 59.20 times the count of Olympic Gold Medals Won by the Soviet Union, and the count of Olympic Gold Medals Won by the Soviet Union is 0.0169 times that amount.(a.k.a. Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, a.k.a. USSR, a.k.a. Сою́з Сове́тских Социалисти́ческих Респу́блик, a.k.a. CCCP) (a.k.a. Olympic Games, a.k.a. Jeux olympiques) (Summer and Winter Games grand totals; excluding Russian Federation Medals) (1952 thru 1988 figures)
During its 19 appearances in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games, the Soviet Union was awarded 473 gold medals. The Union holds the as-yet-unbroken record for gold medals in gymnastics, with 72.
It's about 80 times the number of Sesame Seeds on a Big Mac bun.