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It's about one-and-one-tenth times the number of Living Kings and Queens.
In other words, the count of Living Kings and Queens is 0.91 times 16.
(2015 figures) (distinct Monarchs)
It's about three-fifths the number of Countries in the European Union.
In other words, 16 is 0.57 times the count of Countries in the European Union, and the count of Countries in the European Union is 1.8 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 one-and-four-fifths times the number of Symohonies Composed by Beethoven.
In other words, 16 is 1.77777777778 times the count of Symohonies Composed by Beethoven, and the count of Symohonies Composed by Beethoven is 0.562499999999 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Ludwig van Beethoven)
It's about three times the number of Living U.S. Presidents.
In other words, the count of Living U.S. Presidents is 0.3 times 16.
(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 one-third 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 3 times 16.
(Carcharodon carcharias) (average; including developing rows)
It's about three-tenths the number of Countries in Africa.
In other words, the count of Countries in Africa is 3.3 times 16.
(2016 figures) (sovereign states recognized by the UN only)
It's about one-fifth the number of Submarines in the US Navy.
In other words, 16 is 0.22 times the count of Submarines in the US Navy, and the count of Submarines in the US Navy is 4.5 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Subs) (includes all types, all classes) (2015 figures)