22 countries and two continents divided into areas of equal population

Louis Dor
Tuesday 08 November 2016 12:30
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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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