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The world mapped by population

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Check out this astonishing graph from GeoHive:

Size of countries based on population


note: this graph only shows countries with a population over 5 million on July 1, 2002 (est.).
The color indicates the size:
Orange means a country >100 million
Blue means a country between 50 and 100 million
Green a country between 40 and 50 million
Yellow a country between 30 and 40 million
Lavender a country between 20 and 30 million
Pink a country between 10 and 20 million
Grey a country between 5 and 10 million.
note: two-letter code refer to ISO codes of countries.

Things that surprise me:

  • Russia is about the size of Pakistan.
  • Sweden and Finland and Denmark are in the range of Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
  • No African nation compares with Nigeria.
  • Brazil towers over S. America.
  • Japan is in the neighborhood of Mexico and Russia and Pakistan and Bangladesh.
  • Mexico is much larger than Canada.
  • The world is mostly Asian.
  • South Africa doesn’t appear.

What do you see?

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Written by Monte

April 12, 2008 at 11:54 pm

Posted in Politics

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