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It's about 200 times the number of Escalators in the State of Wyoming.
In other words, the count of Escalators in the State of Wyoming is 0.005 times 312.
(2013 figures)
It's about 60 times the number of Living U.S. Presidents.
In other words, the count of Living U.S. Presidents is 0.02 times 312.
(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)
It's about thirty times the number of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven.
In other words, 312 is 34.66666666670 times the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven, and the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven is 0.0288461538461 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Ludwig van Beethoven)
Over the course of his life, Beethoven composed nine symphonies over the course of a twenty-four year period. After his death in early 1827, an estimated 20,000 Austrian citizens attended his public funeral.
It's about twenty times the number of Living Kings and Queens.
In other words, the count of Living Kings and Queens is 0.048 times 312.
(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 eleven times the number of Countries in the European Union.
In other words, the count of Countries in the European Union is 0.091 times 312.
(a.k.a. EU) (2016 figures)
It's about six-and-a-half 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 0.150 times 312.
(Carcharodon carcharias) (average; including developing rows)
A Great White Shark has 48 exposed teeth on their upper and lower jaws. Behind these exposed teeth are developing teeth — up to 300 in about 5 rows. The sharks will continuously lose and replace the exposed teeth throughout their lives.
It's about six times the number of Countries in Africa.
In other words, 312 is 5.80 times the count of Countries in Africa, and the count of Countries in Africa is 0.170 times that amount.
(2016 figures) (sovereign states recognized by the UN only)