People are often not aware of how large africa continent really is the image below is an accurate look at africa relative to some major countries: the true size of africa - an erroneous map misled us for 500 years. The map was created using the true size of, an awesome new tool that allows for quick and easy comparisons of countries true sizes as you can clearly see, it would take a lot of countries and us states to fully fill africa. The true size of africa africa is much bigger than you think in fact, it is larger than the usa, china, india, japan and all of europe combined. All of us have seen a world map at some point in our lives before, but it is very difficult to imagine how certain countries and parts of the world compare to each other in size that are far apart. The true size of africa is bigger than you think it is larger than usa, china, india, japan and all of europe combined free catalog reserve now menu.
Is africa bigger than north america yes in fact, north america, including united states, canada, mexico, and greenland, could easily fit inside africa with plenty of room left to add central america, argentina, chile, and bolivia too. How large is africa compared to the united states, or western europe most inhabitants of the latter places might guess it is a little larger, but few woul this is the true size of africa. The real size of africa what made me think about the real size of africa i must confess, from what i read in the geography books and the media, i never really knew africa's true size. The true size of africa by inside | out in a bid to fight immappancy and chronic misjudgement of africa's true scale, software and computer - graphics guru kai krause created a public domain image that illustrates the truth.
Over the centuries, maps have been distorted and none of those that are available today can give you the actual size of the countries around the world however, courtesy of kai krause, you are now lucky to know the true size of africa kai krause, a software and graphic designer from germany made a. This is especially true for greenland because of its very northern latitude to see how big it really is, i've taken the shape of greenland from the map above and resized it to its proper size: not that impressive anymore, is it. An amazing map revealing the true size of africa: while africa unfortunately tends to take up little space in our consciousness and subsequent policies, the geographical truth of the continent is much more vast. Bored panda has played a bit on this site, the true size report final score: 148 points post hans 2 years ago this one looks rather impressive 29 points reply. About a year ago a map by kai krausse grabbed attention for displaying the true size of africa in an eye catching way to illustrate comparative geographies.
Africa dwarfs china, europe and the us the most prevalent flat maps make africa appear much smaller than it is this article was originally published with the title true size of africa. Greenland, which in mercator maps appears the same size as africa, is shown to be its true two million square kilometres on a mercator map (top left), alaska easily dwarfs mexico however, with 19 million square kilometres to alaska's 17 million, mexico is considerably larger. The true size of africa africa is a continent not a single country and earths largest and most populous continent is asia which is much bigger than africa, and.
Kai krause the true size of africa a few years back there was an exhibition in a london gallery by the royal geographic society , and the curator asked the edgeorg group to contribute unusual maps. Projection, for example, even though it is in fact 14 times bigger) this was not a big problem for 16th-century sailors, of course, and the mercator projection remains popular to this day. While originally created by james gall in 1885, the gall-peters projection came into public consciousness in 1967 when arno peters championed it as a more accurate representation of the size of.
Africa is the second largest continent in the world it covers approximately 30,221,000 sq km (11,699,000 sq mi) its length and breadth are about the same. We americans on the whole are woefully ignorant of world geography - even the best educated of us if asked to name the provinces of canada or identify uganda on a map or tell which countries border laos, i'd flunk the test even so, i was surprised by how many people warned me about traveling to. In reality, the continent of africa is roughly 117 million square miles, with a population of just over 1 billion people - 14% of the world's population krause's map creates a compelling visual by showing that the storied continent can fit the united states, india, japan, china, and the majority of europe within its borders. Your account isn't verified in order to create a playlist on sporcle, you need to verify the email address you used during registration go to your sporcle settings to finish the process.
Greenland looks roughly the same size as africa, when it is actually around 14 times smaller following the procedure of the gall-peters projection, and drawing a country or continent based on surface area, one can roughly see the difference in size to what is portrayed on mercator's map. This is the true size of africa by stephen luntz / iflsciencecom / jun 9, 2015 how large is africa compared to the united states, or western europe most inhabitants. The true size is a website that lets you compare the size of any nation or us state to other land masses, by allowing you to move them around to anywhere else on the map so, when left right up in the north of the map, greenland does indeed look huge.