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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)
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 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)
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)
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)