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How long is 473 centimeters?

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It's about one-and-one-fifth times as long as a Beetle (Volkswagen).
In other words, 473 centimeters is 1.16 times the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen), and the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen) is 0.8621 times that amount.
(1964 model) (a.k.a. Volkswagen 1200, a.k.a. Käfer)
A 1964 Volkswagen Beetle measures 407.9 centimeters. As the longest continuously-produced automobile design — in production for 75 years between 1938 and 2003 — the Beetle was voted the most fourth-most influential car of the twentieth century by the Global Automotive Elections Foundation.
It's about four-fifths as tall as a Giraffe.
In other words, the height of a Giraffe is 1 times 473 centimeters.
(Giraffa camelopardalis) (Adult, average)
It's about three-fifths as long as a London bus.
In other words, 473 centimeters is 0.564 times the length of a London bus, and the length of a London bus is 1.77 times that amount.
(Routemaster Double-Decker, RM standard specification)
The Routemaster Double-Decker buses, well-known as icons of London, measure 838 centimeters in length. The buses were said to be well-designed for travel in the London traffic, as they offered an open door for riders to board and exit even while the bus was moving at low speeds, and a full-time conductor to collect fares.
It's about two times as tall as a Christmas Tree (artificial).
In other words, 473 centimeters is 2.1 times the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial), and the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial) is 0.48 times that amount.
(artificial; average height)
It's about two times as tall as Shaq.
In other words, 473 centimeters is 2.2 times the height of Shaq, and the height of Shaq is 0.45 times that amount.
(Shaquille O'Neal) (1972-) (professional basketball player, most famously of the Los Angeles Lakers)
It's about two times as tall as André the Giant.
In other words, 473 centimeters is 2.2 times the height of André the Giant, and the height of André the Giant is 0.45 times that amount.
(Andr( Ren( Ruossimoff) (1946-1993) (wrestler and actor; WWE kayfabe height)
It's about two-fifths as tall as a Telephone Pole.
In other words, 473 centimeters is 0.43 times the height of a Telephone Pole, and the height of a Telephone Pole is 2.3 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Utility Pole, a.k.a Power Pole, a.k.a. Telegraph Pole, a.k.a. Telegraph Post, a.k.a. Hydro Pole) (exposed height; per Florida Public Service Commission average)