Number of airports in the world

Number of airports in the world (41,800 )

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Number of airports in the world (41,800 )

  • is 1/500 of Pop. of Lagos, Nigeria (21.32 million people)...more
  • is 1/400 of Number of shipping containers in the world (17million )...more
  • is 1/400 of Pop. of Delhi, India (16.79 million people)...more
  • is 1/400 of Pop. of Guatemala (16.58million)...more
  • is 1/400 of Pop. of Ecuador (16.5million)...more
  • is 1/400 of Pop. of Cambodia (16.45million)...more
  • is 1/400 of Pop. of Zambia (16.45million)...more
  • is 1/250 of Pop. of Shenzhen, China (10.47 million people)...more
  • is 1/250 of Pop. of Jordan (10.46million)...more
  • is 1/250 of Pop. of Portugal (10.36million)...more
  • is 1/250 of Pop. of Dominican Republic (10.3million)...more
  • is 1/200 of Pop. of New York City, United States (8.49 million people)...more
  • is 1/200 of Pop. of Bengaluru, India (8.43 million people)...more
  • is 1/200 of Pop. of Israel (8.42million)...more
  • is 1/200 of Pop. of Switzerland (8.29million)...more
  • is 1/200 of Pop. of Bangkok, Thailand (8.28 million people)...more
  • is 1/200 of Pop. of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (8.22 million people)...more
  • is 1/200 of Pop. of Dongguan, China (8.22 million people)...more
  • is 1/100 of Pop. of Giza, Egypt (4.24 million people)...more
  • is 1/100 of Number of concert-goers at Rod Stewart New Year's Eve concert (Rio 1994) (4.2million )...more
  • is 1/100 of Pop. of Zhengzhou, China (4.12 million people)...more
  • is 1/50 of Pop. of Gabon (2.119million)...more
  • is 1/50 of Pop. of Macedonia (2.119million)...more
  • is 1/50 of Pop. of Slovenia (2.102million)...more
  • is 1/50 of Estimated world population of Brown Fur Seal (2.092 million individuals)...more
  • is 1/20 of Number of Deaths in the battle of Stalingrad in 1942 (850,000 )...more
  • is 1/20 of Pop. of Comoros (821,000)...more
  • is 1/10 of Number of Deaths of UK soldiers in the battle of the Somme in 1916 (420,000 )...more
  • is 1/10 of Estimated population of African Elephant (2016) (415,000 individuals)...more
  • is 1/4 of Estimated world population of Sitatunga (170,000 individuals)...more
  • is 1/4 of Pop. of Guam (167,800)...more
  • is 1/4 of Pop. of Saint Lucia (165,500)...more
  • is 2/5 of Pop. of Tonga (106,400)...more
  • is about as big as High estimate of population of Asian Elephant (2003) (41,400 individuals)...more
  • is 40 x Number of passengers on an Underground train on London's Central Line (1,047 )...more
  • is 50 x Number of passengers on an Airbus A380-800 airliner (certified capacity) (853 )...more
  • is 50 x Number of passengers on an Underground train on London's Bakerloo Line (847 )...more
  • is 50 x Number of Recorded Coronavirus Deaths in the UK for 24 Apr 2020 (843 )...more
  • is 50 x Number of Recorded Coronavirus Deaths in the UK for 14 Apr 2020 (842 )...more
  • is 50 x Number of Recorded Coronavirus Deaths in the UK for 10 Apr 2020 (839 )...more
  • is 50 x Number of Recorded Coronavirus Deaths in the UK for 21 Apr 2020 (837 )...more
  • is 100 x Number of Recorded Coronavirus Deaths in the UK for 25 Apr 2020 (420 )...more
  • is 100 x Number of passengers on a Boeing 747-400 airliner (typical configuration) (416 )...more
  • is 200 x Number of bones in the human body (206 )...more
  • is 250 x Number of skyscrapers in Dubai (>150m tall) (168 )...more
  • is 250 x Number of aircraft carriers in the world (167 )...more

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