Global Maps are not In Proportion At All

This Graphic Of Africa’s Actual Size Will Blow Your Mind

Africa is bigger than China, India, Europe, and the USA. COMBINED.

Africa is big. But did you realize exactly how big?

Africa is big. But did you realize exactly how big?

Turns out the standard Mercator projection of the world MASSIVELY underestimates Africa’s true size.

Turns out the standard Mercator projection of the world MASSIVELY underestimates Africa's true size.

Africa is so big it easily swallows the USA and Europe.

Africa is so big it easily swallows the USA and Europe.

Kai Krause / Via kai.subblue.com

India and China have bigger populations than Africa’s total of 1.1 billion, but Africa’s 47 countries dwarf them for size.

India and China have bigger populations than Africa's total of 1.1 billion, but Africa's 47 countries dwarf them for size.

Kai Krause / Via kai.subblue.com

The infographic was made by designer Kai Krause: “Africa is so mind-numbingly immense, that it exceeds the common assumptions by just about anyone I ever met.”

The infographic was made by designer Kai Krause: "Africa is so mind-numbingly immense, that it exceeds the common assumptions by just about anyone I ever met."

Kai Krause: The True Size Of Africa / Via kai.subblue.com

“It contains the entirety of the USA, all of China, India, as well as Japan and pretty much all of Europe as well — all combined!”

Incidentally, the Mercator projection also suggests that Greenland is bigger than Australia: In reality, Australia is three times larger.

Incidentally, the Mercator projection also suggests that Greenland is bigger than Australia: In reality, Australia is three times larger.

Geography lesson over.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s