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It's about 30,000 times the number of Escalators in the State of Wyoming.
In other words, the count of Escalators in the State of Wyoming is 0.0000300 times 56,000.
(2013 figures)
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 56,000.
(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)
It's about 6,000 times the number of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven.
In other words, 56,000 is 6,222.222222220 times the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven, and the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven is 0.000160714285714 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Ludwig van Beethoven)
It's about 3,500 times the number of Living Kings and Queens.
In other words, the count of Living Kings and Queens is 0.00027 times 56,000.
(2015 figures) (distinct Monarchs)
It's about 2,000 times the number of Countries in the European Union.
In other words, the count of Countries in the European Union is 0.0005 times 56,000.
(a.k.a. EU) (2016 figures)
It's about 1,000 times the number of Teeth in a Great White Shark's Mouth.
In other words, 56,000 is 1,200 times the count of Teeth in a Great White Shark's Mouth, and the count of Teeth in a Great White Shark's Mouth is 0.00083 times that amount.
(Carcharodon carcharias) (average; including developing rows)
A Great White Shark has 48 exposed teeth on their upper and lower jaws. Behind these exposed teeth are developing teeth — up to 300 in about 5 rows. The sharks will continuously lose and replace the exposed teeth throughout their lives.
It's about 1,000 times the number of Countries in Africa.
In other words, the count of Countries in Africa is 0.001 times 56,000.
(2016 figures) (sovereign states recognized by the UN only)
The continent of Africa includes 54 sovereign countries recognized by the United Nations as of 2016. It is the second-most populous continent in the world, with 1.1 billion inhabitants.