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It's about three-and-a-half times the number of Blue Whales in the World.
In other words, the count of Blue Whales in the World is 0.290 times 30,000.
(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 five-and-a-half times the number of Bishops in the Catholic Church.
In other words, 30,000 is 5.6050 times the count of Bishops in the Catholic Church, and the count of Bishops in the Catholic Church is 0.17840 times that amount.
(2015 figures; total Latin and Eastern Church figures; including Pope)
It's about one-fifth the number of Letters in the Longest English Word.
In other words, 30,000 is 0.1580450 times the count of an Letters in the Longest English Word, and the count of an Letters in the Longest English Word is 6.327310 times that amount.
It's about fourteen times the number of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide.
In other words, 30,000 is 14.210 times the count of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide, and the count of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide is 0.07037 times that amount.
(2013 figures) (regional and local, plus national figures; paid only)
It's about fourteen times the number of Steps in the Sears Tower.
In other words, 30,000 is 14.220 times the count of Steps in the Sears Tower, and the count of Steps in the Sears Tower is 0.07032 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Willis Tower) (Chicago, Illinois) (steps per stairwell)
It's about one-twentieth the number of Words in War and Peace.
In other words, 30,000 is 0.0510823 times the count of Words in War and Peace, and the count of Words in War and Peace is 19.57630 times that amount.
(1869) (1968 Ann Dunnigan translation, New American Library)
It's about twenty times the number of Golf Courses in Florida.
In other words, 30,000 is 19.760 times the count of Golf Courses in Florida, and the count of Golf Courses in Florida is 0.05061 times that amount.
(2016 figures) (public and private)