22 countries and two continents divided into areas of equal population

Earth Day was celebrated for the first time in 1970
Earth Day was celebrated for the first time in 1970

Maps are a wonderful way of informing our world perspective.

By dividing topics into geographic boundaries you can see the world through a filter, helpfully giving you a snapshot of an issue around an area - for example mass shootings in the US.

However, maps can also limit our perspective - for example we learn little of population by comparing relative size of countries.

Compare Singapore with Alaska and you'll see the point.

To solve this problem, a few people on one of our favourite subreddits have been posting maps of countries and regions divided by equal populations.

They're fascinating - let us know your favourite in the comments, below:

Mongolia (in two parts):

Estonia (in three parts):

Russia (in three parts):

Netherlands (in three parts):

Norway (in three parts):

Romania (in three parts):

Canada (in three parts):

Brazil (in three parts):

Italy (in three parts):

Finland (in three parts):

Germany (in three parts):

Chile (in three parts):

Spain (in three parts):

New Zealand (in three parts):

Dominican Republic (in three parts):

Europe (in three parts):

Malaysia (in three parts):

South Africa and Namibia (in three parts):

Africa (in four parts):

Lithuania (in three parts):

Belgium (in three parts):

Australia (in three parts):

Sweden (in two parts):

BONUS: The world (in 10 parts):

HT Reddit

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