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It's about twenty times the number of Escalators in the State of Wyoming.
In other words, the count of Escalators in the State of Wyoming is 0.05 times 43.
(2013 figures)
There are only two escalators in the State of Wyoming (although there are apparently plenty of elevators). It is speculated that the lack of escalators is due to the older age of the buildings and the abundance of cheap land resulting in single-story structures. At the time the last count of escalators was made, the state had a population of just 576,000 people.
It's about nine times the number of Living U.S. Presidents.
In other words, the count of Living U.S. Presidents is 0.10 times 43.
(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 five times the number of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven.
In other words, 43 is 4.777777777780 times the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven, and the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven is 0.2093023255810 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Ludwig van Beethoven)
It's about three times the number of Living Kings and Queens.
In other words, 43 is 2.90 times the count of Living Kings and Queens, and the count of Living Kings and Queens is 0.340 times that amount.
(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 one-and-a-half times the number of Countries in the European Union.
In other words, the count of Countries in the European Union is 0.670 times 43.
(a.k.a. EU) (2016 figures)
It's about nine-tenths 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 1.10 times 43.
(Carcharodon carcharias) (average; including developing rows)
A Great White Shark has 48 exposed teeth on their upper and lower jaws. Behind these exposed teeth are developing teeth — up to 300 in about 5 rows. The sharks will continuously lose and replace the exposed teeth throughout their lives.
It's about four-fifths the number of Countries in Africa.
In other words, the count of Countries in Africa is 1.30 times 43.
(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.