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?

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Your opinion matters
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
Nov 5, 2019 8:04PM
Excellent breakdown!! Learned A lot a lot from this information! Thank you
Oct 19, 2019 6:52PM
jack patti go
Very intetestin!
Oct 16, 2019 11:41PM
Maqsood Baluch
Sep 6, 2019 1:13PM
Iris Ragui
Gives a new perspective
Sep 5, 2019 10:58PM
Renato Pelejo, Are we looking at the same map & statistics???
Sep 5, 2019 6:02PM
Gautam Shiv Vir
I know f
Sep 5, 2019 3:43PM
bel hop
Renato Pelejo, I think we were all surprised!
Sep 5, 2019 3:31PM
Very nice.
Sep 5, 2019 10:38AM
Renato Pelejo
I was surprised to learned that state of California has almost 1/3 of the whole USA population.
Sep 4, 2019 9:47PM
Susan Golebiewski
Very good!
Sep 4, 2019 9:23PM
Todd Cates
Sep 4, 2019 8:10PM
Santiago Menxibar
This is good updated information, however, I can't accept the reality and it hits me hard to see those people from the African and Asian countries trying to reach Europe and the American continent dreaming of a better life, it hurts me...
Sep 4, 2019 5:30PM
Praadeep Sood
Eyeopener, different perspective..
Sep 4, 2019 4:53PM
Carol Beatty
Very interesting! I almost missed my country, Canada!
Sep 4, 2019 4:50PM

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