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It's about 200 times the number of Escalators in the State of Wyoming.
In other words, the count of Escalators in the State of Wyoming is 0.005 times 490.
(2013 figures)
It's about 100 times the number of Living U.S. Presidents.
In other words, the count of Living U.S. Presidents is 0.01 times 490.
(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)
As of this writing, there are five living United States Presidents — President Carter, President Clinton, President Obama, and the two Presidents Bush. At no point in U.S. history have their been more than six (6) living presidents, this circumstance having occurred three times.
It's about 55 times the number of Symohonies Composed by Beethoven.
In other words, 490 is 54.4444444444 times the count of Symohonies Composed by Beethoven, and the count of Symohonies Composed by Beethoven is 0.0183673469388 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Ludwig van Beethoven)
It's about thirty times the number of Living Kings and Queens.
In other words, the count of Living Kings and Queens is 0.03 times 490.
(2015 figures) (distinct Monarchs)
It's about eighteen times the number of Countries in the European Union.
In other words, the count of Countries in the European Union is 0.056 times 490.
(a.k.a. EU) (2016 figures)
It's about ten 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 0.1 times 490.
(Carcharodon carcharias) (average; including developing rows)
It's about nine times the number of Countries in Africa.
In other words, 490 is 9.1 times the count of Countries in Africa, and the count of Countries in Africa is 0.11 times that amount.
(2016 figures) (sovereign states recognized by the UN only)