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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What are your thoughts on this subject?
Ilias Tsiabardas
I am not surprised at all I already knew most of that
Sep 13, 2021 8:25PM
Jody Hicks
Very very interesting! I am glad I live in a larger population!
Apr 18, 2021 3:50PM
Sue Stone
This is very insightful! I, occasionally read stats about population and land area of a certain country or area but I don’t recall seeing anything like this which puts it in perspective so well. This would be a fantastic teaching tool in a Geography class but is that taught anymore? When I hear younger people asked simple geography questions like “what countries border U.S. north and south”, many give answers like “England?” or they just have that “deer in the headlights” look.
Sep 26, 2020 7:31PM
Denise Prentiss
So very interesting. WOW. Loved this info.
May 13, 2020 4:44PM
Raymond Cardona
Thanks for this very interesting info Bonnie
Apr 14, 2020 4:51PM
Luis Perez
Very interesting!!!!
Mar 27, 2020 6:52PM
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.
Feb 9, 2020 6:16AM
I knew most if this, but very interesting!
Feb 6, 2020 4:50PM
Jacqueline Tattam
Christina Birnie, rubbish. And Central Europe is not a country.
Jan 16, 2020 7:28PM
Jan Mohamed Shaikh
Very Very informative and Interesting.. Worth spending time to scroll this post....
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
Nov 27, 2019 5:54PM
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
Renato Pelejo, Are we looking at the same map & statistics???
Sep 5, 2019 6:02PM
bel hop
Renato Pelejo, I think we were all surprised!
Sep 5, 2019 3:31PM

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