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It's about one-tenth the number of Bishops in the Catholic Church.
In other words, 740 is 0.1383 times the count of Bishops in the Catholic Church, and the count of Bishops in the Catholic Church is 7.231 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 eight-and-a-half times the number of Keys on a Piano.
In other words, the count of Keys on a Piano is 0.12 times 740.
(Moden layout; A0 to C7)
Most modern keyboards have 88 keys, comprising seven octaves and an additional major third. A full-size, acoustic piano may have as many as 12,000 separate parts.
It's about ten times the number of Submarines in the US Navy.
In other words, the count of Submarines in the US Navy is 0.1 times 740.
(a.k.a. Subs) (includes all types, all classes) (2015 figures)
The United States Navy maintains a fleet of 72 active submarines. A typical submarine goes to sea with a crew of about 140.
It's about one-tenth the number of Blue Whales in the World.
In other words, the count of Blue Whales in the World is 11 times 740.
(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 one-fifteenth the number of Benches in Central Park.
In other words, the count of Benches in Central Park is 10 times 740.
(Manhattan, New York City, New York)
Central Park — the 843-acre park located in the heart of New York City — contains about 9,000 park benches. The park is one of the most famous in the world and entertains over 35 million visitors each year.
It's about one-fifteenth the number of Written Characters in the Chinese Language.
In other words, 740 is 0.07912 times the count of Written Characters in the Chinese Language, and the count of Written Characters in the Chinese Language is 12.64 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 fourteen times the number of Countries in Africa.
In other words, the count of Countries in Africa is 0.071 times 740.
(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.