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It's about 4,000 times the number of Escalators in the State of Wyoming.
In other words, the count of Escalators in the State of Wyoming is 0.0003 times 8,700.
(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 2,000 times the number of Living U.S. Presidents.
In other words, the count of Living U.S. Presidents is 0.0005 times 8,700.
(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 950 times the number of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven.
In other words, 8,700 is 966.6666666670 times the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven, and the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven is 0.00103448275862 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Ludwig van Beethoven)
It's about 600 times the number of Living Kings and Queens.
In other words, 8,700 is 580 times the count of Living Kings and Queens, and the count of Living Kings and Queens is 0.0017 times that amount.
(2015 figures) (distinct Monarchs)
It's about 300 times the number of Countries in the European Union.
In other words, 8,700 is 310 times the count of Countries in the European Union, and the count of Countries in the European Union is 0.0032 times that amount.
(a.k.a. EU) (2016 figures)
It's about 200 times the number of Teeth in a Great White Shark's Mouth.
In other words, 8,700 is 180 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 0.0056 times that amount.
(Carcharodon carcharias) (average; including developing rows)
It's about 150 times the number of Countries in Africa.
In other words, the count of Countries in Africa is 0.0063 times 8,700.
(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.