The UN estimates that there were 232 million people living outside their country of birth in 2013, roughly 3.2% of the world’s population. To put this in perspective, if migrants formed one country, it would be the world’s 5th most populous.
The map above uses the UN’s Trends in International migrant stock: By destination and origin report to look at the most popular destination for migrants FROM each country.
LA commuters may soon be trading in their cars for boats and/or learning how to swim if they still want to make it into work on time. The reason is that most of Los Angeles will find itself underwater if all the world’s ice caps, sheets and glaciers melt.
And while the Los Atlantis map above is a tongue-in-cheek look at this somewhat unlikely scenario, there is a scientific basis to it.
The map above shows the names of Arabic speaking countries in Arabic with romanizations to help those who don’t actually speak Arabic. Interestingly, most are quite different from the English name for the country.
Reddit user Pinuzzo, who created the map, explains that:
The map above, created by reddit user holytriplem, looks at stereotypes of the UK from one North Londoner’s perspective. If you’re from North London, you may find yourself agreeing with many of the stereotypes.
However, if you’re from elsewhere in the UK you may just be thinking to yourself that this is just one more reason to hate London.
And of course, if you’re not from the UK at all, you might be scratching your head at this map. But don’t worry, holytriplem has provided a few explanations: