⚡ Our world map is broken — see how large Africa really is (spoiler: the US, China and India all fit inside comfortably).

An infographic showing the true size of a range of countries vs. the size of AfricaThe true size of Africa | Infographic by Kai Krause

The world map that we’re all used to seeing is totally distorted, making many countries appear either bigger or smaller than they actually are. Here’s a nice infographic that demonstrates how Africa is far, far bigger than most people would think. Click the image to see a full-size version.

You can also check out this post if you’re interested in playing around with an interactive map that allows you to drag the outline of individual countries around, showing you the true size of every country.

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