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 It's about 900 times the number of Escalators in the State of Wyoming. In other words, the count of Escalators in the State of Wyoming is 0.001 times 1,700. (2013 figures) It's about 300 times the number of Living U.S. Presidents. In other words, the count of Living U.S. Presidents is 0.003 times 1,700. (a.k.a. Presidents of the United States; a.k.a. Presidents of the United States of America; a.k.a. POTUS), (2016 figures) (including current) As of this writing, there are five living United States Presidents — President Carter, President Clinton, President Obama, and the two Presidents Bush. At no point in U.S. history have their been more than six (6) living presidents, this circumstance having occurred three times. It's about 200 times the number of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven. In other words, 1,700 is 188.8888888890 times the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven, and the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven is 0.00529411764706 times that amount. (a.k.a. Ludwig van Beethoven) It's about 100 times the number of Living Kings and Queens. In other words, 1,700 is 110 times the count of Living Kings and Queens, and the count of Living Kings and Queens is 0.0091 times that amount. (2015 figures) (distinct Monarchs)As of 2015, the world has fifteen Kings and Queens reigning over 45 countries. Of all these, Queen Elizabeth the II is the only reigning Queen; she has monarchical authority over the sixteen of the Commonwealth nations. It's about 60 times the number of Countries in the European Union. In other words, 1,700 is 61 times the count of Countries in the European Union, and the count of Countries in the European Union is 0.016 times that amount. (a.k.a. EU) (2016 figures)There are 28 member countries in the European Union, the latest member of which is Croatia. The EU is largely urban, with sixteen cities having a population of one million or more, and 75% of the population living in an urban area. It's about forty times the number of Teeth in a Great White Shark's Mouth. In other words, the count of Teeth in a Great White Shark's Mouth is 0.029 times 1,700. (Carcharodon carcharias) (average; including developing rows) It's about thirty times the number of Countries in Africa. In other words, the count of Countries in Africa is 0.032 times 1,700. (2016 figures) (sovereign states recognized by the UN only)