Africa is a big place

(click the images for easier to view full sizes)

I found an excerpt of this image first on Floyd McClung’s post on Africa maps which set me to trying to confirm if it was accurate — the full image is from Information Is Beautiful.

But it has a flaw — the relative visual sizes of the countries are wrong because “the countries were not projected in equal area form”… Kenneth Field to the rescue:

And this was fun old picture from Big Think:

Africa is a big, big place, rich in natural resources, full of people, and white unto harvest.

About Anthony Caetano

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One Response to Africa is a big place

  1. Margeret says:

    Part of our learning today was drawing our home ie. Earth. So we set out to draw a globe, showing Africa. I was again amazed at the size of Africa, when I found pictures like this.

    Africa is indeed huge!

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