Map of the day

Source – Digital Commonwealth Organisation

The Population Map (6,446,131,400) created by Paul Breding.

Each grid (square) represents a million people. The shape of each country stays the same, but enlarged or shrunk  relative to the population density.

Since this is a map about people, it has a totally different appearance than conventional maps. China and India occupy the most space because they have the largest populations, while the United States and Indonesia vie for the third and fourth places. On the other hand, Russian Siberia and Canada, which cover large expanses of geographic territory, have much smaller populations and appear as narrow strips north of their much larger neighbors, China and the United States. This cartogram was compiled on a grid of small squares, where each square represents one million people. Although the countries are placed in their relative geographic locations, some unusual juxtapositions of geographic areas create a highly unconventional image of the world.

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