The map above shows how long it takes to drive to the centerline of the total solar eclipse that will occur on August 21, 2017. This of course assumes normal driving conditions on the day.
The map above shows what Asia would look like if population density corresponded to physical elevation.
Perhaps one of the most interesting things to note, is that the Himalayas are still there, they’ve just moved south a little bit, as these regions of Indian and Bangladesh have extremely high population densities.
The map above shows the Jewish population of Europe in both 1933 and 2015 by country. Most countries still had much lower Jewish populations in 2015 compared to 1933.
This is largely due to the long lasting effects of The Holocaust, when over six million European Jews were systematically murdered by Hitler and the Nazis.
Emigration to both Israel and the United States after World War 2 and again after the collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe in 1989, also contributed somewhat to the decline.
However, not all countries saw their Jewish population decrease.
You probably already know that Chile is a rather long (or tall) country, but I bet you don’t know just quite how long it is.
From north to south, Chile extends 4,270 km (2,653 mi), yet is only 350 km (217 mi) at its widest point, and averages just 177 km (110 mi) east to west.
To see this visually, have a look at Chile’s length when rotated slightly compared to Europe above or its length compared to the US when placed on its side.
Both maps were create using the very cool True Size Of map tool.
To learn more about how Chile have a look at the following books:
- The Chile Reader: History, Culture, Politics
- Fodor’s Chile: with Easter Island & Patagonia
- Travels in a Thin Country: A Journey Through Chile
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The map above shows which countries Americans consider their allies and friends and those they consider unfriendly or even their enemy.
The data is based off a YouGov poll conducted between January 28 – February 1, 2017, which asked 7,150 adults living in the United States the question:
“Do you consider the countries listed below to be a friend or an enemy of the United States?”