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Geography in West Africa

  • This is the TRUE size of Africa

    AFRICA, 2016/01/08 Our most common atlases are distorting the relative size of nations around the world, so German software and graphics designer, Kai Krause, made this map to set the record straight. (Scroll down for a additional detailed, zoomable version.)Don't believe what other maps have taught you - most of them have been distorted for centuries. Here's what it actually looks like to cram a bunch of nations into the extensive landmass that is Africa. "Africa is so mind-numbingly immense, that it exceeds the common assumptions by just about anyone I ever met," he writes at his website. "It contains the entirety of the US, all of China, India, inclunding Japan and pretty much all of Europe as well - all combined!"