Africa is bigger than you think
Sunday 9 January 2011, 1.03am HKT
When we look at maps set to the traditional Mercator Projection, we could be forgiven to think Africa is just a large continent, roughly about the size of North America or just a little bigger than China.
Here’s a chart that demystifies and refreshes our view of that humongous continent.
(Click on image for full size: opens in a new browser tab/window)
The actual size of Africa is no secret and long known to geographers, geologists, cartographers and civil engineers.