AFRICA: Countries that fit into the continent of Africa – CNN

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Countries that fit in the Map of Africa

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  • guyaneseonline  On 10/28/2021 at 4:47 pm
    Mapped: Visualizing the True Size of Africa
    Take a look at any map, and it’s clear that the African continent is a big place.

    However, despite the common perception that Africa is a large landmass, it’s still one that is vastly underestimated by most casual map viewers.

    The reason for this is that the familiar Mercator map projection tends to distort our geographical view of the world in a crucial way — one that often leads to misconceptions about the relative sizes of both countries and continents.

    A Geographical Jigsaw
    Today’s infographic comes from Kai Krause and it shows the true size of Africa, as revealed by the borders of the countries that can fit within the continent’s shape.

    The African continent has a land area of 30.37 million sq km (11.7 million sq mi) — enough to fit in the U.S., China, India, Japan, Mexico, and many European nations, combined.

    Country Land Area (sq. km) Land Area (sq. mi) % of Africa
    🇺🇸 United States 9.83 million 3.80 million 32.4%
    🇨🇳 China 9.60 million 3.71 million 31.6%
    🇮🇳 India 3.29 million 1.27 million 10.8%
    🇲🇽 Mexico 1.96 million 0.76 million 6.5%
    🇵🇪 Peru 1.29 million 0.50 million 4.2%
    🇫🇷 France 0.64 million 0.25 million 2.1%
    🇪🇸 Spain 0.51 million 0.20 million 1.7%
    🇵🇬 Papua New Guinea 0.46 million 0.18 million 1.5%
    🇸🇪 Sweden 0.45 million 0.17 million 1.5%
    🇯🇵 Japan 0.38 million 0.15 million 1.3%
    🇩🇪 Germany 0.36 million 0.14 million 1.2%
    🇳🇴 Norway 0.32 million 0.13 million 1.1%
    🇮🇹 Italy 0.30 million 0.12 million 1.0%
    🇳🇿 New Zealand 0.27 million 0.10 million 0.9%
    🇬🇧 United Kingdom 0.24 million 0.09 million 0.8%
    🇳🇵 Nepal 0.15 million 0.06 million 0.5%
    🇧🇩 Bangladesh 0.15 million 0.06 million 0.5%
    🇬🇷 Greece 0.13 million 0.05 million 0.4%
    Total 30.33 million sq. km 11.71 million sq. mi 99.9%
    You could add together all of the landmasses above and they would not equate to the geographical footprint of Africa, which itself is home to 54 countries and 1.2 billion people.


  • wally n  On 10/28/2021 at 5:59 pm

    I am sure that there is a map/chart that shows the estimated wealth by sections, it would disclose the hidden value these criminals (very wealthy people) saving for themselves by not investing presently to improve the lives of the people who own, and need it all, NOW. As a matter of fact, nothing to stop the chinese trying to backdoor this wealth through bribery, already a common practice.

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