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.

Source unknown, released to public domain

(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.

(via c4c)

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