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It's about nine-tenths the number of Countries in the European Union.
In other words, 24 is 0.860 times the count of Countries in the European Union, and the count of Countries in the European Union is 1.20 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-three-fifths times the number of Living Kings and Queens.
In other words, the count of Living Kings and Queens is 0.630 times 24.
(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 half 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 2 times 24.
(Carcharodon carcharias) (average; including developing rows)
It's about two-fifths the number of Countries in Africa.
In other words, 24 is 0.440 times the count of Countries in Africa, and the count of Countries in Africa is 2.30 times that amount.
(2016 figures) (sovereign states recognized by the UN only)
It's about two-and-a-half times the number of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven.
In other words, 24 is 2.666666666670 times the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven, and the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven is 0.3750 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Ludwig van Beethoven)
It's about one-third the number of Submarines in the US Navy.
In other words, the count of Submarines in the US Navy is 3 times 24.
(a.k.a. Subs) (includes all types, all classes) (2015 figures)
It's about one-fourth the number of Keys on a Piano.
In other words, 24 is 0.270 times the count of Keys on a Piano, and the count of Keys on a Piano is 3.70 times that amount.
(Moden layout; A0 to C7)