Map showing relative size of Africa

Map of countries fitting into Africa to show its size. Tries to counter distorted view of the world people have with some examples.

In an interesting twist they have China listed as the 3rd largest country in the world by land area. It is 4th just behind the USA as shown by the webpage data. Must have sorted wrong.

true-size-of-africa

About Matthew Mulbrandon

I really like maps, as I am a geographer, and with the help of my more artistic partner I make cool maps. My focus in work and education has been centred on urban problems particularly housing and transportation. I have built and am working on several agent-based housing models. I am also interested in developing innovative ways to combat urban congestion using buses and electric kick scooters. Also it has led me to more theoretical pursuits such as how we determine if a model or methodology is sound (epistemology). How individuals relate to their social and built environment and their resulting interactions (social theory). Cities and really all our institutions are made of people with all their issues, virtues, and dreams and cannot be discounted when examining policy or predicting behaviours.

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