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It's about 8,000 times the number of Escalators in the State of Wyoming.
In other words, the count of Escalators in the State of Wyoming is 0.0001 times 16,000.
(2013 figures)
It's about 3,000 times the number of Living U.S. Presidents.
In other words, the count of Living U.S. Presidents is 0.0003 times 16,000.
(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 2,000 times the number of Symohonies Composed by Beethoven.
In other words, 16,000 is 1,777.77777778 times the count of Symohonies Composed by Beethoven, and the count of Symohonies Composed by Beethoven is 0.000562499999999 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Ludwig van Beethoven)
It's about 1,000 times the number of Living Kings and Queens.
In other words, 16,000 is 1,100 times the count of Living Kings and Queens, and the count of Living Kings and Queens is 0.00091 times that amount.
(2015 figures) (distinct Monarchs)
It's about 550 times the number of Countries in the European Union.
In other words, the count of Countries in the European Union is 0.0018 times 16,000.
(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 350 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 0.003 times 16,000.
(Carcharodon carcharias) (average; including developing rows)
It's about 300 times the number of Countries in Africa.
In other words, the count of Countries in Africa is 0.0033 times 16,000.
(2016 figures) (sovereign states recognized by the UN only)