It's about seven-and-a-half times the number of Olympic Gold Medals Won by the Soviet Union.
In other words, the count of Olympic Gold Medals Won by the Soviet Union is 0.1350 times 3,500.(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 six-and-a-half times the number of Stores in the Mall of America.
In other words, the count of Stores in the Mall of America is 0.150 times 3,500.(a.k.a. MOA, a.k.a. MoA, a.k.a. Megamall) (Bloomington, Minnesota) (2015 figures) (approximate)
It's about five-and-a-half times the number of Members of Parliament (The U.K.).
In other words, the count of Members of Parliament (The U.K.) is 0.190 times 3,500.(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 four-and-a-half times the number of Inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In other words, 3,500 is 4.670 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 0.2140 times that amount.(November, 2015 figures) (including individuals and groups)
It's about four times the number of Population of Vatican City.
In other words, 3,500 is 4.160 times the count of Population of Vatican City, and the count of Population of Vatican City is 0.240 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)
Vatican City, the seat of the Roman Catholic Church, is the smallest internationally recognized state in the world, with a population of just 842 people (according to a 2004 estimate). Each year, approximately 18 million tourists visit The City.
It's about four times the number of Kernels on an Ear of Corn.
In other words, the count of Kernels on an Ear of Corn is 0.30 times 3,500.(Corn, a.k.a. Maize; Kernel a.k.a. Seed) (average) (for Dent Corn, a.k.a. field corn)
An average ear of dent corn, the kind grown to feed to animals and to make other foods, has an average of 800 kernels. Each acre of corn yields about 15,900 ears of corn.
It's about two-and-a-half times the number of Golf Courses in Florida.
In other words, 3,500 is 2.3060 times the count of Golf Courses in Florida, and the count of Golf Courses in Florida is 0.43370 times that amount.(2016 figures) (public and private)