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It's about the number of Benches in Central Park.
It's about the number of Blue Whales in the World.
(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 the number of Written Characters in the Chinese Language.
In other words, the count of Written Characters in the Chinese Language is 1.051 times 8,900.
(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-two-thirds times the number of Bishops in the Catholic Church.
In other words, 8,900 is 1.663 times the count of Bishops in the Catholic Church, and the count of Bishops in the Catholic Church is 0.6013 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 one-fourth the number of McDonald's Locations in the World.
In other words, 8,900 is 0.25 times the count of McDonald's Locations in the World, and the count of McDonald's Locations in the World is 4 times that amount.
(2015 figures) (approximate)
It's about one-fourth the number of Seats in Fenway Park.
In other words, 8,900 is 0.24008 times the count of Seats in Fenway Park, and the count of Seats in Fenway Park is 4.1653 times that amount.
(2013 figures; daytime capacity) (a.k.a. The Cathedral of Boston) (Boston, Massachusetts)
It's about four times the number of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide.
In other words, 8,900 is 4.216 times the count of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide, and the count of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide is 0.2372 times that amount.
(2013 figures) (regional and local, plus national figures; paid only)