There's more Travel Pins to see...
Come take a look at what else is here!
They used Pinterest to plan a dream trip
Join Pinterest to discover all the things that inspire you.
Creating an account means you’re okay with Pinterest's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
50+
billion Pins
to explore
15
seconds to
sign up (free!)
Visit site
  • Josh Rowe

    True size of Africa #map #africa #infographic

  • Bukola Koiki

    THE TRUE SIZE OF AFRICA | Infographic by kai krause | It's about 11.7 million square miles, which is really big—big enough to fit the United States, China, India, Japan, and much of Europe within its borders.

  • Tanya Dawn

    VERY GOOD! Excellent, comprehensive unit study for studying Africa. Crosses science, history, art, music and geography.

  • Carrie

    The True size of Africa | "Online maps that we use for directions use the Mercator projection, and this tends to dictate how we perceive the size of countries and continents. If you look at the world map on Google, for e.g., Africa doesn't look that much bigger compared to China or the United States. In reality though, it's a lot bigger. Kai Krause scales countries by their area in square kilometers and then fits them into a Africa's borders for some perspective."

  • Marvin Reed

    True size of Africa--apparently could contain most of Western Europe and Eastern Europe, plus China, India and the United States (many traditional map projections distort the continent's immense size)

Tags:
Eastern Europe, United Study, World Maps, Mr. Big, Africa Maps, True Size, Infographic, United States, Art Music

Related Pins

Some maps that give a proportionate view of how the size of America really stacks up against other continents.

This Is The True Size Of Africa | IFLScience How large is Africa compared to the United States, or Western Europe? Most inhabitants of the latter places might guess it is a little larger, but few would have any idea of the scale of the difference. This has led German graphics designer Kai Krause to produce this map to shake people's perceptions a little.

We Have Been Misled By An Erroneous Map Of The World For 500 Years #video But neither the Peters projection is deemed accurate because also "flat" while the earth is... round. Robinson and Winkel projections are deemed more accurate (spheric) alternatives

Mew Lab , Shaun Clark and Kim Noce, have been busy making two, five minute films for the BBC. Both films are aimed at 7-11 year olds and are to be recorded in many different languages as part of the Telling Tales series. Anansi invites Turtle into her home to share a meal, but contrives to eat all the yams herself leaving Turtle hungry. Turt...

We Have Been Misled By An Erroneous Map Of The World For 500 Years. This clip was featured in "The West Wing," but map dishonesty is anything but fictional. Check out the video to get an accurate look at the size of Africa.   //   The map shows how Africa (30,3 million km²) is larger than the combination of China (9,6 million km²), the US (9,4 million km²), Western Europe (4,9 million km²), India (3,2 million km²) and Argentina (2,8 million km²), three Scandinavian countries and the British ...

The True Size of Africa - 2D maps often distort the size of land mass as you move away from the equator, making Africa look relatively small, but it is indeed massive

"This is the real Africa, the one they never show. This is the place I call home." The Real Africa by Trishula Patel

The Big Hole, Kimberley in the Northern Cape, South Africa