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It's about 2,000 times the number of Countries in the European Union.
In other words, 49,000 is 1,800 times the count of Countries in the European Union, and the count of Countries in the European Union is 0.00056 times that amount.
(a.k.a. EU) (2016 figures)
It's about 3,500 times the number of Living Kings and Queens.
In other words, the count of Living Kings and Queens is 0.0003 times 49,000.
(2015 figures) (distinct Monarchs)
It's about one-five-thousandth the number of Copies of Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities Sold.
In other words, the count of Copies of Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities Sold is 5,000 times 49,000.
(figures as of 2015)
It's about 5,500 times the number of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven.
In other words, 49,000 is 5,444.444444440 times the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven, and the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven is 0.000183673469388 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Ludwig van Beethoven)
It's about 10,000 times the number of Living U.S. Presidents.
In other words, the count of Living U.S. Presidents is 0.0001 times 49,000.
(a.k.a. Presidents of the United States; a.k.a. Presidents of the United States of America; a.k.a. POTUS), (2016 figures) (including current)
As of this writing, there are five living United States Presidents — President Carter, President Clinton, President Obama, and the two Presidents Bush. At no point in U.S. history have their been more than six (6) living presidents, this circumstance having occurred three times.
It's about 20,000 times the number of Escalators in the State of Wyoming.
In other words, the count of Escalators in the State of Wyoming is 0.0000500 times 49,000.
(2013 figures)
There are only two escalators in the State of Wyoming (although there are apparently plenty of elevators). It is speculated that the lack of escalators is due to the older age of the buildings and the abundance of cheap land resulting in single-story structures. At the time the last count of escalators was made, the state had a population of just 576,000 people.
It's about one-thirty-thousandth the number of Users on Facebook.
In other words, the count of Users on Facebook is 29,400 times 49,000.
(March, 2015 figures) (monthly active users)