The map above shows the population increase (or decrease of various European countries between 1960 and 2020). Globally world population increased from 3.03 billion to 7.79 billion or a 157% increase.
I’m very please to announce that The Maps for Curious Minds series is back—with 100 vivid infographic maps that transform the way we understand the cultural and historical wonders of North America.
North American Maps for Curious Minds was written by Matthew Bucklan and Victor Cizek and illustrated by Jack Dunnington with a foreword by me (Ian Wright).
Find out the answers to the following questions:
- Where can you find the world’s tallest and steepest roller coasters?
- Who is the highest-paid public employee in each state?
- Where can you visit the world’s largest island in a lake on an island in a lake on an island?
- Where can you find the world’s biggest geode?
- Where can you find the world’s oldest, tallest, and largest trees?
and many, many more.
You can find out more about the book from The Experiment here.
And if you’d like to get your own copy, you can do so from the following stores:
According to the 2020 US census there are 331.4 million people living in the United States.
The animated map above shows the growth of US population density from 1790-2010. In 1790, population density was just 4.5 people per sq. mile. But by 2010 it had grown to 87.4 people per sq. mile over a much larger area.
It should be noted that the map above has its shortcomings most notably the fact it doesn’t count Native Americans until they became full US citizens.
And there remains a huge variation in US population density. New Jersey is the densest state with 1,207 people per sq mile, while Alaska has only 1.28 or 1/1000th the population density. Washington DC is even denser at 11,685 people per sq. mile but is not yet a state.
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The map above shows the incredible journey of one arctic fox in 2018. Over the course of just a few months she walked up to 155km per day all the way from Svalbard (a Norwegian archipelago) to Canada’s Ellesmere Island via Greenland.
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Ever wondered, what would a world map look like if it were centered on Argentina? Well wonder no more. Just have a look at the map above. Of course everything else is incredibly distorted because of the Mercator projection used.
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The map above shows the county level and vote share results of the 2020 US Presidential Election. The darker the blue the more a county went for Joe Biden and the darker the red the more the county went for Donald Trump.
You can see how it compares to the 2016 map here.