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It's about five times the number of Written Characters in the Chinese Language.
In other words, 49,000 is 5.2390 times the count of Written Characters in the Chinese Language, and the count of Written Characters in the Chinese Language is 0.19090 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 six times the number of Blue Whales in the World.
In other words, 49,000 is 5.80 times the count of Blue Whales in the World, and the count of Blue Whales in the World is 0.170 times that amount.
(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 nine times the number of Bishops in the Catholic Church.
In other words, 49,000 is 9.1550 times the count of Bishops in the Catholic Church, and the count of Bishops in the Catholic Church is 0.10920 times that amount.
(2015 figures; total Latin and Eastern Church figures; including Pope)
As of 2015, there are 5,352 bishops in the Catholic Church. These bishops supervise a total of 3,127 dioceses, archdioceses, and other administrative regions.
It's about one-tenth the number of Words in War and Peace.
In other words, 49,000 is 0.0834345 times the count of Words in War and Peace, and the count of Words in War and Peace is 11.98540 times that amount.
(1869) (1968 Ann Dunnigan translation, New American Library)
It's about twenty times the number of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide.
In other words, 49,000 is 23.210 times the count of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide, and the count of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide is 0.04308 times that amount.
(2013 figures) (regional and local, plus national figures; paid only)
It's about twenty times the number of Steps in the Sears Tower.
In other words, 49,000 is 23.230 times the count of Steps in the Sears Tower, and the count of Steps in the Sears Tower is 0.04305 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Willis Tower) (Chicago, Illinois) (steps per stairwell)
It's about thirty times the number of Golf Courses in Florida.
In other words, 49,000 is 32.280 times the count of Golf Courses in Florida, and the count of Golf Courses in Florida is 0.03098 times that amount.
(2016 figures) (public and private)
The US state of Florida includes 1,518 golf courses in its 170,000 sq. km area. The state is also the home of the headquarters of the Professional Golfers' Association (PGA) of America, which boasts a membership of 28,000 professional golfers.