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It's about thirty times the number of Escalators in the State of Wyoming.
In other words, the count of Escalators in the State of Wyoming is 0.03 times 56.
(2013 figures)
It's about ten times the number of Living U.S. Presidents.
In other words, the count of Living U.S. Presidents is 0.1 times 56.
(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 six times the number of Symohonies Composed by Beethoven.
In other words, 56 is 6.22222222222 times the count of Symohonies Composed by Beethoven, and the count of Symohonies Composed by Beethoven is 0.160714285714 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Ludwig van Beethoven)
It's about three-and-a-half times the number of Living Kings and Queens.
In other words, the count of Living Kings and Queens is 0.27 times 56.
(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 two times the number of Countries in the European Union.
In other words, the count of Countries in the European Union is 0.5 times 56.
(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 one-and-one-fifth 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 0.83 times 56.
(Carcharodon carcharias) (average; including developing rows)
It's about the number of Countries in Africa.
(2016 figures) (sovereign states recognized by the UN only)