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There are 197 letters in the Torah's description of the first day of Creation (Gen. 1:1-5).
(Nefesh Yosef - second to last line of the page. Curiously, a few lines earlier he says that the number of letters is 195.)
Some give 197 as the number of attendees of the First Zionist Congress, though others differ.
Hoshea has 197 Pesukim.