Real Size Of Africa On World Map
Greenland s projection is no longer the size of africa.
Real size of africa on world map. In fact africa s true size is 30 million square km just under twice the size of russia or bigger than canada the united states and china put together. Google maps team. Updated 12 11 pm et thu march 23 2017. By now you ve probably heard that just about every map of the world you ve ever looked at is wrong.
Earth 22 august 2018 by michael le page. The mercator projection of the globe see figure a below is the most common way to display the world but because a sphere cannot be shown on a flat surface without distortion the countries shapes and sizes are misrepresented. By sophie morlin yron for cnn. What s the real size of africa.
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. New world map is a more accurate earth and shows africa s full size. How western states used maps to downplay size of continent. A new kind of world map above has been developed that shows the true size of the.
In the case of africa the bias is quite impressive.
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