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 It's about four-fifths the number of Living Kings and Queens In other words, 12 is 0.8 times the count of Living Kings and Queens, and the count of Living Kings and Queens is 1.3 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-one-third times the number of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven In other words, 12 is 1.33333333333 times the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven, and the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven is 0.750000000002 times that amount. (a.k.a. Ludwig van Beethoven) Over the course of his life, Beethoven composed nine symphonies over the course of a twenty-four year period. After his death in early 1827, an estimated 20,000 Austrian citizens attended his public funeral. It's about two-fifths the number of Countries in the European Union In other words, 12 is 0.44 times the count of Countries in the European Union, and the count of Countries in the European Union is 2.3 times that amount. (a.k.a. EU) (2016 figures) It's about three times the number of Living U.S. Presidents In other words, 12 is 3 times the count of Living U.S. Presidents, and the count of Living U.S. Presidents is 0.3 times that amount. (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 one-fourth the number of Teeth in a Great White Shark's Mouth In other words, 12 is 0.25 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 4 times that amount. (Carcharodon carcharias) (average; including developing rows) It's about one-fifth the number of Countries in Africa In other words, 12 is 0.21 times the count of Countries in Africa, and the count of Countries in Africa is 4.8 times that amount. (2016 figures) (sovereign states recognized by the UN only) It's about one-fifth the number of Submarines in the US Navy In other words, 12 is 0.17 times the count of Submarines in the US Navy, and the count of Submarines in the US Navy is 5.9 times that amount. (a.k.a. Subs) (includes all types, all classes) (2015 figures) The United States Navy maintains a fleet of 72 active submarines. A typical submarine goes to sea with a crew of about 140.