Bluebulb Projects presents:
The Measure of Things Logo
Enter a measurement to see comparisons


Equivalents in other units


How long is 47 inches?

Sort Order:
Closest first | Highest first | Lowest first

It's about one-fiftieth as tall as The Cinderella Castle.
In other words, 47 inches is 0.0207 times the height of The Cinderella Castle, and the height of The Cinderella Castle is 48.30 times that amount.
(Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake, Florida)
Walt Disney World's Cinderella Castle is 2,270 inches tall. The castle's architecture uses the optical trick known as "forced perspective" — the castle gets smaller near the top — to appear larger than it truly is.
It's about one-fifty-fifth as long as The Wingspan of a 747.
In other words, the length of The Wingspan of a 747 is 57.50 times 47 inches.
(a.k.a. Boeing 747, a.k.a. Jumbo Jet, a.k.a. Queen of the Skies) (for Boeing 747-8 series)
The wingspan of a Boeing 747-8 is 2,700 inches. Fully loaded, the 747 can travel 326,000,000 inches before refueling.
It's about one-sixty-fifth as tall as a Giant Sequoia (tree).
In other words, the height of a Giant Sequoia (tree) is 63 times 47 inches.
(a.k.a. Sequoiadendron giganteum, a.k.a. Sierra redwood, a.k.a. Wellingtonia)
Giant Sequoias of the Giant Sequoia National Monument located in Sierra Nevada, near Visalia, California can grow to heights of 3,000 inches. The wood from the Giant Sequoias is often brittle and prone to shattering when such trees are felled, and as a result the trees logged in the late nineteenth century were often usable only as shingles or matchsticks.
It's about one-eightieth as tall as The Statue of Liberty.
In other words, 47 inches is 0.01284 times the height of The Statue of Liberty, and the height of The Statue of Liberty is 77.880 times that amount.
(a.k.a. "Liberty Enlightening the World," a.k.a. La Liberté Éclairant le Monde) (Liberty Island, New York City, New York) (pedestal base to torch peak)
The Statue of Liberty reaches 3,661 inches including the pedestal. The statue was designed using an optical trick known as "forced perspective" to make the statue appear proportionally correct when viewed from its base and is, in actuality, disproportionately large at the top.
It's about one-eighty-fifth as tall as Big Ben.
In other words, the height of Big Ben is 83 times 47 inches.
(officially the clock tower of Palace of Westminster, a.k.a. Houses of Parliament) (London, England)
The clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, which houses the bell known as "Big Ben," rises 3,800 inches. The tower has no elevator, and is therefore only accessible by climbing 334 steps to the top.
It's about 85 times as long as an Aspirin.
In other words, the length of an Aspirin is 0.012 times 47 inches.
(for up & up aspirin, 325mg, regular strength tablets) (a.k.a. acetylsalicylic acid, a.k.a. ASA)
A single aspirin tablet measures 0.550 inches in diameter. One of the most common medicines in the world and a foundation of worldwide health systems, an estimated 40,000 metric tons of aspirin are consumed each year.
It's about one-ninetieth as long as a Football (Soccer) Pitch.
In other words, 47 inches is 0.0114 times the length of a Football (Soccer) Pitch, and the length of a Football (Soccer) Pitch is 87.70 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Football Field, a.k.a. Soccer Field) (field length, a.k.a. touchline distance)
According to the Laws of the Game, a football pitch should measure between 4,130 inches (when the Laws were originally, they used imperial measurements of 4,140 inches, and later converted to the metric units used today). The goal markess were defined as part of the pitch by the original rules of the game in the late 16th century, but it was not until the mid 19th century that the crossbar and the net were added