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← 24600 24601 24602 →
Cardinaltwenty-four thousand six hundred one
(twenty-four thousand six hundred first)
Factorization73 × 337
Greek numeral͵δχα´
Roman numeralXXIVDCI
Base 36IZD36

24601 is the natural number that comes after 24600 and before 24602.

It is the first prison code of the character Jean Valjean in the novel (his only code in the musical) Les Misérables. It was chosen by Victor Hugo when he believed that he was conceived on 24 June 1801 (that is, 24-6-01).[1] In homage, or perhaps as a recurring in-joke in the performing arts, the number has frequently been used in other works of fiction. The number often identifies one who is persecuted.[citation needed]


The prime factorization of 24601 is 73 and 337. Since these are the only nontrivial divisors of 24601, and 24601 = 60(73 + 337) + 1, it follows that 24601 is a 60-hyperperfect number.[2]

Use in media[edit]

Television and Film[edit]

Other uses[edit]

  • System Shock: The hacker's designated Trioptimum employee number is 2-4601.[citation needed]
  • In Bo Burnham's stand-up comedy routine (and derivative album) what., a lyric in the song "Left Brain, Right Brain" calls Burnham "Patient 24602".
  • The Black Canyon School (a juvenile detention facility for girls) in Phoenix, Arizona is located at 24601 North 29th Avenue. There is nothing else abutting that remote mile of frontage road, so the state could have chosen any address number within range for it; that they would choose to locate a "prison" at 24601 demonstrates some literary humor on the part of somebody within the Arizona Department of Corrections.[citation needed]
  • In the comic book GrimJack issue #73, the main character's prison number is 24601.[citation needed]
  • In the Starcraft universe, Sarah Kerrigan (the main protagonist of the series) is designated as Ghost 24601[3]


  1. ^ Bellos, David (2017). The Novel of the Century : The extraordinary adventure of Les Miserables. Particular Books. p. 162. ISBN 978-1-846-14470-7.
  2. ^ Sloane, N. J. A. (ed.). "Sequence A007592 (Hyperperfect numbers: n = m(sigma(n)-n-1)+1 for some m > 1)". The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences. OEIS Foundation.
  3. ^ http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/game/hero/kerrigan