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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.

The map was created by Max Roser, the founder of Our World in Data. It is based on the information collected in 2018. You can access the full resolution image here.

Now let's look closer at each region.

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.


Was this information interesting? What surprised you the most? Do you want to add something?

Tell us in the comments.

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What are your thoughts on this subject?
17 Comments
Denise Prentiss
So very interesting. WOW. Loved this info.
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May 13, 2020 4:44PM
Raymond Cardona
Thanks for this very interesting info Bonnie
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Apr 14, 2020 4:51PM
Luis Perez
Very interesting!!!!
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Mar 27, 2020 6:52PM
massaroe
In the map you really quizzed me,because you give are giving Ecuador at least 3 regions of Peru,you have to check what are you doing before you publish. Please correct this big mistake.
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Feb 9, 2020 6:16AM
goplatinumone
I knew most if this, but very interesting!
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Feb 6, 2020 4:50PM
Jacqueline Tattam
Christina Birnie, rubbish. And Central Europe is not a country.
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Jan 16, 2020 7:28PM
Mary Tishmack
Very interesting!
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Dec 17, 2019 8:30PM
Jan Mohamed Shaikh
Very Very informative and Interesting.. Worth spending time to scroll this post....
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Dec 12, 2019 11:35AM
Yvonne C. Wood
I need to get of this highly dense world and live in a place that has the same temperature all year 10 -15
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Nov 27, 2019 5:54PM
Christina Birnie
Central Europe is too densely populated if we keep taking so many people in we will become a third world country on mass
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Nov 5, 2019 8:04PM
jojodamico
Excellent breakdown!! Learned A lot a lot from this information! Thank you
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Oct 19, 2019 6:52PM
jack patti go
Very intetestin!
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Oct 16, 2019 11:41PM
dwainf
Renato Pelejo, Are we looking at the same map & statistics???
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Sep 5, 2019 6:02PM
bel hop
Renato Pelejo, I think we were all surprised!
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Sep 5, 2019 3:31PM
Susan Golebiewski
Very good!
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Sep 4, 2019 9:23PM

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