| Monday May 30th 2016

The True Size of Africa


I’m no cartographer, so I can’t comment on its accuracy… but this alternative visualization of the size of the African continent compared to various world nations is thought-provoking. No, Africa’s not a country, but it’s interesting to compare the land mass to countries perceived as more powerful.

A pity the creator of this image doesn’t list what projection he used, because without knowing that, we don’t know what hidden distortions are in his map. You can download a high resolution version below:

africa fullsize

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