The true size of Africa

2013-10-08 09:20
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Africa has a few bones to pick with Gerardus Mercator who is credited with creation of the Mercator map projection, which is the world map projection we're used to seeing.

Whereas Africa is depicted to be rather average in size compared to its fellow continents on these maps, the truth is that its much, much bigger than you can even imagine.

It covers the same surface as 13 countries - including the United States, China and India - and the whole of Eastern Europe and is in actual fact more than 30 million square kilometers in size.

Check out this infographic to see for yourself.

The True Size Of Africa
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