This world map based on the population will change your view of our planet
The maps you will find in this article will tell you more about the global population than your geography and history teachers did. Are you ready to get surprised?
This comprehensive cartogram created by Our World in Data reveals the truth about the population of Earth's countries and its density. Using this map, you can take a new look at what is happening around the globe.
Each square in the picture represents half a million people living in the country. So the size of every country on the cartogram represents the size of its population, not area.
Now let's look closer at each region.
Asia and Oceania
Some things to pay attention to:
Some facts about African population:
Some facts about Europe:
If you want to know more, use this amazing interactive map from Our World in Data:
If you hover the mouse on the bracket from 0 to 10 on the legend then you see the world's least densely populated countries. Use the slider to change the year.
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