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The day in numbers: 6.1 million

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6.1 million: The number of one-liter glasses of beer, known as a "Mass", drunk during this year's Oktoberfest -- the world's largest beer festival -- a five-percent rise on last year's figure.

6.5 million: The number of visitors attending this year's 18-day event, which opened on September 16.

6.95-7.50 euros: The cost of a "Mass" at this year's festival.

955 million euros: The approximate amount spent by visitors to Oktoberfest.

10,000: The capacity of the festival's largest beer tent, the Hofbrau-Festhalle. Total capacity for the festival is around 100,000 seats.

12,000: The number of people employed by the festival.

560,000: The number of pork knuckles typically consumed by revellers. Drinkers also ate 360,000 sausages, 481,600 chicken portions, 47,700 kgs of fish and 102 roast oxen.

137: The number of drink-related injuries. Revellers who pass out due to drunkenness are called "Bierleichen," or "beer corpses."

4,000: The number of lost property items retrieved last year, including 260 pairs of glasses, 200 mobile phones, a wedding ring and a pair of crutches.

1810: The date of the first Oktoberfest, held to celebrate the marriage of Bavaria's Crown Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen.


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Drinkers consumed 6.1 million liters of beer at this year's Oktoberfest.

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