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)
There are 28 member countries in the European Union, the latest member of which is Croatia. The EU is largely urban, with sixteen cities having a population of one million or more, and 75% of the population living in an urban area.
It's about one-three-thousand-five-hundredth 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 3,000 times 56,000.(figures as of 2015)
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 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)
Over the course of his life, Beethoven composed nine symphonies over the course of a twenty-four year period. After his death in early 1827, an estimated 20,000 Austrian citizens attended his public funeral.
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)
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 one-twenty-five-thousandth the number of Users on Facebook.
In other words, the count of Users on Facebook is 25,700 times 56,000.(March, 2015 figures) (monthly active users)
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)
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.