Saturday, October 10

This is a trip.

Here's the good old Mercator Projection of the Earth. No big deal.

Now if the countries are resized according to their relative populations, look what happens (click for bigger pic).


I think India needs about a zillion boxes of condoms dropped on them. Also, Indonesia, Japan, China (though their growth has stalled because of their 1-child policy), Mexico, and some African countries.

To see more fascinating population maps, including one of each country, visit these links:

The main site
Select a country by clicking on it
The Daily Mail's writeup

1 comment:

Hans said...

That map should be framed - it's beautiful. the US is pretty whimpy,eh? I agree about India and China. whoa nelly, they're huge.

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