It's about 750 times as long as a Beetle (Volkswagen)
In other words, 3,000 meters is 735.50 times the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen), and the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen) is 0.00136 times that amount.(1964 model) (a.k.a. Volkswagen 1200, a.k.a. Käfer)
A 1964 Volkswagen Beetle measures 4.079 m. As the longest continuously-produced automobile design — in production for 75 years between 1938 and 2003 — the Beetle was voted the most fourth-most influential car of the twentieth century by the Global Automotive Elections Foundation.
It's about one-eight-hundredth as long as The Colorado River
In other words, 3,000 meters is 0.00129 times the length of The Colorado River, and the length of The Colorado River is 775 times that amount.(a.k.a. Aha Kwahwat, a.k.a. Grand River, a.k.a. Tizon River, a.k.a. Tecon River, a.k.a. Tison River) (from Grand Lake, Colorado through the Gulf of California)
The Colorado River runs 2,330,000 meters in length. Along this length, the river descends from its source, approximately 2,750 m above sea level in the Rocky Mountains, to its mouth in the Gulf of California.
It's about one-nine-hundred-fiftieth as long as The Danube
In other words, 3,000 meters is 0.00105 times the length of The Danube, and the length of The Danube is 952 times that amount.(a.k.a. Donau, a.k.a. Dunaj, a.k.a. Dunav, a.k.a. Duna, a.k.a. Дунав (Dunav), a.k.a. Dunărea, a.k.a. Дунáй (Dunay), a.k.a. Tuna) (from Breg Martinskapelle, Black Forest, Germany through the Danube Delta, Romania)
The Danube river runs 2,850,000 meters in total length. Intersecting Vienna, Austria; Bratislava, Slovakia; Budapest, Hungary; and Belgrade, Serbia, the Danube touches more capital cities than any other river.
It's about one-one-thousandth as long as The Oregon Trail
In other words, 3,000 meters is 0.00086 times the length of The Oregon Trail, and the length of The Oregon Trail is 1,160 times that amount.(from Independence, Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon)
The historic Oregon Trail stretched 3,490,000 meters across five (sometimes six) states in the western United States. In the early years of the Trail's existence, the trip was estimated to have taken an average of 160 days.
It's about one-one-thousandth as long as The Volga
In other words, 3,000 meters is 0.00085 times the length of The Volga, and the length of The Volga is 1,180 times that amount.(a.k.a. Волга, a.k.a. İdel (Идел), a.k.a. Атăл (Atăl), a.k.a. Edil, a.k.a. İdil, a.k.a. Рав (Rav)) (from the Valdai Hills, Tver Oblast, Russia through the Caspian Sea)
The largest river in Europe, the Volga river runs 3,530,000 meters in total length. World War II's Battle of Stalingrad between the Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union, which resulted in nearly two million casualties, was fought in part for control of the river.
It's about one-one-thousand-five-hundredth as long as The Mississippi River
In other words, 3,000 meters is 0.0007966 times the length of The Mississippi River, and the length of The Mississippi River is 1,255 times that amount.(from Lake Itasca, Minnesota through Pilottown, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana)
The total length of the Mississippi River is 3,766,000 meters. Prior to the development of soil erosion programs, the Mississippi River would carry approximately 400 million metric tons of sediment from its banks to the Gulf of Mexico every year.
It's about 1,500 times as tall as a Christmas Tree (artificial)
In other words, the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial) is 0.00077 times 3,000 meters.(artificial; average height)
The most common height of an artificial Christmas Tree is 2.3 m. According to the most recent USDA Census of Agriculture, a total of 1,389.59 sq. km (343,374 acres) of Christmas Trees were farmed in the US in 2007.
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