Number of items in the British Library

Number of items in the British Library (150million )

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Number of items in the British Library (150million )

  • is 1/50 of Number of mobile/cellular telephone subscribers in the world (2024) (7.41bn )...more
  • is 1/20 of Number of active users of Facebook (2024) (3.049bn )...more
  • is 1/20 of Number of base pairs in the human genome (3bn )...more
  • is 1/10 of Estimated world population of Cattle (1.5 billion individuals)...more
  • is 1/5 of Number of monthly active users of Douyin (2024) (752million )...more
  • is 1/5 of Number of monthly active users of Snapchat (2024) (750million )...more
  • is 1/4 of Estimated world population of domestic Cats (600 million individuals)...more
  • is 2.5 x Pop. of Italy (2023) (61million)...more
  • is 4 x Pop. of Poland (2023) (38million)...more
  • is 4 x Pop. of Morocco (2023) (37.1million)...more
  • is 5 x Pop. of Venezuela (2023) (30.52million)...more
  • is 5 x Pop. of Cameroon (2023) (30.14million)...more
  • is 10 x Pop. of Karachi, Pakistan (15 million people)...more
  • is 20 x Pop. of Ningbo, China (7.61 million people)...more
  • is 20 x Pop. of Paraguay (2023) (7.44million)...more
  • is 25 x Pop. of Singapore (2023) (5.97million)...more
  • is 25 x Pop. of Denmark (2023) (5.95million)...more
  • is 40 x Pop. of Bosnia and Herzegovina (2023) (3.81million)...more
  • is 40 x Pop. of Cape Town, South Africa (3.74 million people)...more
  • is 40 x Pop. of Yokohama, Japan (3.68 million people)...more
  • is 50 x Pop. of Buenos Aires, Argentina (3.054 million people)...more
  • is 50 x Pop. of Wenzhou, China (3.039 million people)...more
  • is 50 x Pop. of Armenia (2023) (2.989million)...more
  • is 100 x Estimated world population of Moose / Elk (1.5 million individuals)...more
  • is 100 x Pop. of Timor-Leste (2023) (1.476million)...more
  • is 250 x Number of active personnel in the Iranian Armed Forces (610,000 )...more
  • is 250 x Pop. of Cabo Verde (2023) (604,000)...more
  • is 250 x Pop. of Montenegro (2023) (602,000)...more
  • is 250 x Number of active personnel in the South Korean Armed Forces (599,000 )...more
  • is 400 x Estimated world population of Gemsbok (373,000 individuals)...more
  • is 400 x Number of babies born every day (370,000 )...more
  • is 500 x Pop. of Barbados (2023) (303,400)...more
  • is 500 x Estimated world population of Mullers Bornean Gibbon (300,000 individuals)...more
  • is 500 x High estimate of number of common Chimpanzees (300,000 individuals)...more

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