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It's about the number of Blue Whales in the World.
In other words, the count of Blue Whales in the World is 1 times 8,300.
(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-tenths the number of Benches in Central Park.
In other words, the count of Benches in Central Park is 1 times 8,300.
(Manhattan, New York City, New York)
It's about nine-tenths the number of Written Characters in the Chinese Language.
In other words, 8,300 is 0.8874 times the count of Written Characters in the Chinese Language, and the count of Written Characters in the Chinese Language is 1.127 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 one-and-three-fifths times the number of Bishops in the Catholic Church.
In other words, 8,300 is 1.551 times the count of Bishops in the Catholic Church, and the count of Bishops in the Catholic Church is 0.6447 times that amount.
(2015 figures; total Latin and Eastern Church figures; including Pope)
It's about four times the number of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide.
In other words, 8,300 is 3.932 times the count of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide, and the count of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide is 0.2543 times that amount.
(2013 figures) (regional and local, plus national figures; paid only)
It's about four times the number of Steps in the Sears Tower.
In other words, 8,300 is 3.936 times the count of Steps in the Sears Tower, and the count of Steps in the Sears Tower is 0.2541 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Willis Tower) (Chicago, Illinois) (steps per stairwell)
It's about one-fourth the number of McDonald's Locations in the World.
In other words, 8,300 is 0.23 times the count of McDonald's Locations in the World, and the count of McDonald's Locations in the World is 4.3 times that amount.
(2015 figures) (approximate)