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How much is 12?

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It's about four-fifths the number of Living Kings and Queens.
In other words, the count of Living Kings and Queens is 1.30 times 12.
(2015 figures) (distinct Monarchs)
It's about one-and-one-third times the number of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven.
In other words, 12 is 1.333333333330 times the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven, and the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven is 0.7500000000020 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Ludwig van Beethoven)
It's about two times the number of Living U.S. Presidents.
In other words, the count of Living U.S. Presidents is 0.50 times 12.
(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 two-fifths the number of Countries in the European Union.
In other words, 12 is 0.430 times the count of Countries in the European Union, and the count of Countries in the European Union is 2.30 times that amount.
(a.k.a. EU) (2016 figures)
It's about one-fourth the number of Teeth in a Great White Shark's Mouth.
In other words, 12 is 0.250 times the count of Teeth in a Great White Shark's Mouth, and the count of Teeth in a Great White Shark's Mouth is 4 times that amount.
(Carcharodon carcharias) (average; including developing rows)
It's about one-fifth the number of Countries in Africa.
In other words, 12 is 0.220 times the count of Countries in Africa, and the count of Countries in Africa is 4.50 times that amount.
(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, 12 is 0.170 times the count of Submarines in the US Navy, and the count of Submarines in the US Navy is 5.90 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Subs) (includes all types, all classes) (2015 figures)