Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The True Size of Africa

Ever notice that on many maps, Africa tends to be much smaller than Asia, Europe, and definitely the United States. Maybe this has changed some from when I was a kid and had more of a requirement to look at maps.

All That Is Interesting also provides a table adding up the areas of the countries shown - China, the USA, India, Mexico, Peru, France, Spain, Papua New Guinea, Sweden, Japan, Germany, Norway, Italy, New Zealand, the UK, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Greece - and Africa is still a bit bigger!

Click to embiggen! No seriously.

2 comments:

Jon said...

Very interesting. Now let's see if there's some room for Canada!!!

(just kidding!)

Hugs
Jon

Writer said...

Jon, you're right. I totally didn't realize that Canada was left off. It's s country under the radar. :)