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It's about nine-tenths the number of Countries in the European Union
In other words, 24 is 0.89 times the count of Countries in the European Union, and the count of Countries in the European Union is 1.1 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.
It's about one-and-three-fifths times the number of Living Kings and Queens
In other words, 24 is 1.6 times the count of Living Kings and Queens, and the count of Living Kings and Queens is 0.63 times that amount.
(2015 figures) (distinct Monarchs)
It's about half the number of Teeth in a Great White Shark's Mouth
In other words, 24 is 0.5 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 2 times that amount.
(Carcharodon carcharias) (average; including developing rows)
It's about two-fifths the number of Countries in Africa
In other words, 24 is 0.43 times the count of Countries in Africa, and the count of Countries in Africa is 2.3 times that amount.
(2016 figures) (sovereign states recognized by the UN only)
It's about two-and-a-half times the number of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven
In other words, 24 is 2.66666666667 times the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven, and the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven is 0.375 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Ludwig van Beethoven)
It's about one-third the number of Submarines in the US Navy
In other words, 24 is 0.33 times the count of Submarines in the US Navy, and the count of Submarines in the US Navy is 3 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Subs) (includes all types, all classes) (2015 figures)
It's about one-fourth the number of Keys on a Piano
In other words, 24 is 0.27 times the count of Keys on a Piano, and the count of Keys on a Piano is 3.7 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.