Oct 28, 2010
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Category: z - Miscellanea
Great show of size. The U.S. looks really small. However, “other countries” isn’t quite true because Africa’s a continent, not a country.
Thanks for fixing that. As a South African (South Africa is a country), it can be quite annoying when people refer to Africa as a country. “I’ve been to Africa, ooh Africa is so nice, oh nothing beats the African sky”. Hate it. There are more than 50 countries on this continent.
Interesting. I would have assumed you meant “other countries” as in countries other than those that are actually there.
Yes, that’s what I meant…but it was ambiguous, so I edited. Don’t wanna look dumb, you know? :)
really interesting graphic!!!
France on top of Algeria? I wonder if that was intentional…
I see that Canada isn’t in the picture… is that because Canada is too big to fit into the continent of Africa? ;)
The scale of different countries on many world maps & globes is not consistent. Are you sure this isn’t the case here?
Africa is 12 x 10^6 sq mi, approximately. The U.S. and China are each about 4×10^6 sq mi, or, when combined, about 2/3 the sq mileage of Africa. Seems about right.
Part of India got cut off.
The whole NorthEastern section is missing.
And the U.S. is missing a two states. I hear one of them is kinda big and might change our perspective.
Woah. Africa is immense. Far more immense than I had ever imagined.
Very cool…except that the United States is missing it’s LARGEST state (Alaska), which is TWICE the size of Texas.
Yes, Alaska is big, but I don’t think the point of the map was to say that the U.S. is tiny. It is merely showing the scale of the African continent, and it succeeds. Thanks for this.
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