17 June 2009

The size of Africa

This is several years old, but is worth sharing. Found at the very interesting Strange Maps blog, which offers this additional observation:
What’s also quite bizarre is the fact that a relatively sparsely populated country such as Argentina (about 38 million inhabitants) is not that much smaller than India, the world’s second-most populous nation, which currently has a population of about 1,1 billion people.


  1. Odd that it refers to "Other named countries". Is this making the all-too frequent mistake of considering Africa as something other than a Continent?

  2. @ Dan - Also "Western Europe" isn't a "country," nor "the British Isles." I suspect it's just linguistic imprecision rather than lack of knowledge on the creator's part.


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