This Is What a World Map Looks Like When Scaled According To Population Size

by Cathy Brown Sep 19, 2016

RECONSTRUCTING MAPS based on different variables can be super helpful for understanding the world form a different perspective.  A new cartogram by Redditer TeaDranks rescales the world’s countries not according to geographic area, but according to their population size.

For example, Canada transforms into a tiny jagged line whereas India takes up a ton of space.  We’re able to easily understand that North Korea has a bigger population than Australia, Denmark pretty much disappears from the map, and China dwarfs Russia.

To check out a high-resolution version of the map, click here.

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