25 True-Size Map Comparisons That Change How We See The World
Maps of the world come in many shapes and sizes. Navigational and road maps help you get from place to place; topographical and physical maps give you a look at terrain; and thematic maps track all kinds of information.
Useful, often colorful, and sometimes a bit confusing, maps can also be distorted. Mercator maps, for example, flatten the round globe into a two-dimensional projection that significantly alters the sizes (and even shapes) of continents, countries, and bodies of water. As a result, you get a skewed view of the world.
Luckily, the website The True Size Of has it covered. With a few quick keystrokes, clicks, and swipes, we were able to make some surprising true-size map comparisons. Take a look and vote up the size comparisons that shock you, too.
2. Brazil Can Hold India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, And More
5. Russia On The Equator