The True Size of Africa

I had this site: The True Size of Africa pointed out by Seb Schmoller on Twitter @sebschmoller – found it staggering!   You can download the full image from the linked site but I thought it might be useful to re-jig the image so it can be more usefully used in schools.

The countries which are superimposed on the map:

 

The countries superimposed on the map

The countries superimposed on the map

 

I didn’t appreciate the scale of Africa until now!

 

How all major countries fit into Africa

How all major countries fit into Africa

Top 100 country areas and how the larger countries fit into Africa

I hope you find it useful!

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2 Responses to The True Size of Africa

  1. Laurie says:

    I love how the caption says “all major countries”, and then the map proceeds to ignore Canada, which is the world’s second largest country…

    • whalleyj says:

      Hi Laurie,
      I agree, perhaps they tried to fit it in and it was neater with the ones they went for? Having relatives in Canada myself, I know its an amazing place which shouldn’t be ignored.

      John

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