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Saturday, January 31, 2015

The world according to population size

This fascinating map depicts countries according to their population and was made using Microsoft Paint

You don’t need complicated software to make a fascinating map of the world.
Reddit user TeaDranks created this using none other than Microsoft Paint. It depicts countries according to their populations, with a single square representing 500,000 people.
The map is dominated by China and India, the only two nations in the world with more than one billion residents.
Japan, The Philippines and Indonesia have expanded wildly, while sparsely populated countries like Australia and Russia have shrunk beyond recognition.
Twenty-nine countries are too small to fit on the map, including Samoa, Saint Lucia, Andorra and - despite its geographical size - Greenland.
“The main problem was getting India and China to fit properly,”TeaDranks told “I got an outline of the country and gradually filled it into until all the squares were used up.
“The other problem was getting Africa to all fit together because of how disproportional it is. Desert countries like Libya and Niger are very sparse and Nigeria is super populated. Europe, North America and South America were fairly easy though.”
Similar maps have sought to depict the world, not by their physical size, but by their demographic importance on a range of subjects.
The Atlas of the Real World contains hundreds of examples, including this one - the size of each territory indicates the number of international immigrants living there:
Here, the size of each country indicates the proportion of international tourist trips made there:
This map show countries according to their wealth in the year 1:
This one shows wealth in the year 1900:
The size of each territory in this map represents the time spent by its armed forces fighting wars between 1945 and 2004:
This one represents the number of war deaths during that time:

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