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It's about thirty times the number of Keys on a Piano.
In other words, the count of Keys on a Piano is 0.029 times 3,000.
(Moden layout; A0 to C7)
It's about 40 times the number of Submarines in the US Navy.
In other words, 3,000 is 42 times the count of Submarines in the US Navy, and the count of Submarines in the US Navy is 0.024 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Subs) (includes all types, all classes) (2015 figures)
The United States Navy maintains a fleet of 72 active submarines. A typical submarine goes to sea with a crew of about 140.
It's about 55 times the number of Countries in Africa.
In other words, the count of Countries in Africa is 0.018 times 3,000.
(2016 figures) (sovereign states recognized by the UN only)
It's about 65 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 0.016 times 3,000.
(Carcharodon carcharias) (average; including developing rows)
It's about 100 times the number of Countries in the European Union.
In other words, 3,000 is 110 times the count of Countries in the European Union, and the count of Countries in the European Union is 0.0091 times that amount.
(a.k.a. EU) (2016 figures)
It's about 200 times the number of Living Kings and Queens.
In other words, the count of Living Kings and Queens is 0.005 times 3,000.
(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 350 times the number of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven.
In other words, 3,000 is 333.3333333330 times the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven, and the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven is 0.003 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Ludwig van Beethoven)
Over the course of his life, Beethoven composed nine symphonies over the course of a twenty-four year period. After his death in early 1827, an estimated 20,000 Austrian citizens attended his public funeral.