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It's about the number of Countries in the European Union.
In other words, the count of Countries in the European Union is 1 times 27.
(a.k.a. EU) (2016 figures)
It's about three-fifths the number of Teeth in a Great White Shark's Mouth.
In other words, 27 is 0.560 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 1.80 times that amount.
(Carcharodon carcharias) (average; including developing rows)
It's about one-and-four-fifths times the number of Living Kings and Queens.
In other words, the count of Living Kings and Queens is 0.560 times 27.
(2015 figures) (distinct Monarchs)
It's about half the number of Countries in Africa.
In other words, the count of Countries in Africa is 2 times 27.
(2016 figures) (sovereign states recognized by the UN only)
The continent of Africa includes 54 sovereign countries recognized by the United Nations as of 2016. It is the second-most populous continent in the world, with 1.1 billion inhabitants.
It's about two-fifths the number of Submarines in the US Navy.
In other words, 27 is 0.380 times the count of Submarines in the US Navy, and the count of Submarines in the US Navy is 2.60 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Subs) (includes all types, all classes) (2015 figures)
It's about three times the number of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven.
In other words, the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven is 0.3333333333330 times 27.
(a.k.a. Ludwig van Beethoven)
It's about three-tenths the number of Keys on a Piano.
In other words, 27 is 0.310 times the count of Keys on a Piano, and the count of Keys on a Piano is 3.20 times that amount.
(Moden layout; A0 to C7)
Most modern keyboards have 88 keys, comprising seven octaves and an additional major third. A full-size, acoustic piano may have as many as 12,000 separate parts.