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It's about one-two-hundred-fifty-thousandth as long as The Las Vegas Strip
In other words, the length of The Las Vegas Strip is 230,000 times 3 centimeters.
(Las Vegas Boulevard S and W from Russel Rd to Sahara Ave)(Paradise, Nevada through Winchester, Nevada).
Although technically located beyond the city limits of Las Vegas (along with the well-known "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign), the stretch of road known as the "Las Vegas Strip" runs 680,000 centimeters along Las Vegas Boulevard South and West from Russel Road at the south end to Sahara Avenue at the north end. The casinos and hotels on the Strip display an estimated total of 2,400,000,000 centimeters of neon light tubing.
It's about one-two-hundred-fifty-thousandth as tall as Aconcagua
In other words, 3 centimeters is 0.00000430920 times the height of Aconcagua, and the height of Aconcagua is 232,060 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Cerro Aconcagua) (Mendoza, Argentina)
Aconcagua measures 696,190 centimeters height at its peak. Although there is no definitive evidence that members of the indigenous Inca civilization ever reached the peak the mountain, numerous archeological sites have been found on the slopes of the mountain, including a naturally-embalmed Incan mummy was discovered on a 520,000 centimeters high ridge.
It's about one-two-hundred-fifty-thousandth as long as Calangute Beach
In other words, the length of Calangute Beach is 300,000 times 3 centimeters.
(Goa, India) (approximate)
One of the most popular tourist destinations in Goa, Calangute Beach, the "Queen of Beaches," stretches about 7 km in length.
It's about one-three-hundred-thousandth as tall as Mount Everest
In other words, 3 centimeters is 0.000003390 times the height of Mount Everest, and the height of Mount Everest is 295,000 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Mount Chomolungma, a.k.a. Sagarmatha, a.k.a. Mount Qomolangma, a.k.a. सगरमाथा, a.k.a. Chajamlungma, a.k.a. ཇོ་མོ་གླང་མ, a.k.a. 珠穆朗玛峰, a.k.a. Zhūmùlǎngmǎ Fēng) (Sagarmatha Zone, Nepal and Tibet, China) (to summit, excluding snow depth)
Mount Everest is 885,000 centimeters above sea level at its summit. The plate tectonics of the Indian subcontinent continuously alter the mountain's peak — raising it by 0.40 centimeters and shifting it to the northeast by 0.450 centimeters each year.
It's about one-three-hundred-thousandth as tall as a Mauna Loa
In other words, 3 centimeters is 0.0000032720 times the height of a Mauna Loa, and the height of a Mauna Loa is 305,600 times that amount.
(Hawaii) (Hawaiian island volcano) (total height from seafloor)
Mauna Loa, one of the five volcanoes which forms the island of Hawaii and the tallest mountain in total height in the world, rises to 920,000 centimeters above the seafloor. The peak of Loa is home to the approximately 6,000 sq. m (0.6 ha) Lake Waiau, one of the highest altitude lakes in the United States outside of Colorado.
It's about one-three-hundred-fifty-thousandth as tall as The Challenger Deep (Marianas Trench)
In other words, 3 centimeters is 0.00000275180 times the height of The Challenger Deep (Marianas Trench), and the height of The Challenger Deep (Marianas Trench) is 363,400 times that amount.
(near Marianas Islands, a.k.a. Ladrones Islands, northwestern Pacific Ocean) (depth below sea level)
The Challenger Deep, at the southern end of the Marianas Trench, reaches a depth of 1,090,200 centimeters below sea level. There has been only one manned expedition to the bottom of Challenger Deep — a 1960 voyage that took 4 hours and 48 minutes to reach the bottom.
It's about one-three-hundred-fifty-thousandth as tall as Maxwell Montes
In other words, the height of Maxwell Montes is 370,000 times 3 centimeters.
(Ishtar Terra, Venus)
Maxwell Montes rises to a total height of 1,100,000 centimeters. Since Venus does not seem to have the kind of tectonic activity which gives rise to mountains on Earth, the origin of the Venusian mountain remains the subject of some dispute.