Bluebulb Projects' The Measure of Things presents:
12,000 is about 450 times the number of Countries in the European Union
In other words, the count of Countries in the European Union is 0.0023 times that amount.
(a.k.a. EU) (2016 figures) There are 27 member countries in the European Union, the latest member of which is Croatia. The EU is largely urban, with over twenty cities having a population of one million or more, and 75% of the population living in an urban area.