The map above shows one the craziest facts about the world: there are more people living inside the circle than outside of it. However, that’s not the only thing the circle contains.
Inside the circle you’ll also find:
The map above, by Bill Rankin at Radical Cartography, shows what percentage of humans living on earth, live within 10,000 km of you. Or to put it a slightly different way how many people live on your half of the world (your own personal hemisphere).
There are a few interesting things to note about the map.
The map above is in the Guinness Book of World Records as being the largest. However, reddit user cragglerock93 disputes this claiming that Dubai’s World Islands, while “… not exactly a geographically accurate map,” are in fact be bigger.
Please note: The data from this map comes from Wikipedia and was believed accurate as of 29 August 2015. As this situation is rapidly evolving the numbers here may now be somewhat out-of-date.
The map above shows the number of Syrian refugees per capita or to put it another the number of Syrian refugees relative to the country’s population. As anyone following the crisis will quickly notice, there has been a widely varying response from different countries.
Notable ungenerous countries include:
9/11 was by far the worst terrorist attack in American history with 2,977 victims (excluding the 19 perpetrators). While the attacks were aimed at the United States, 372 foreign nationals from 61 countries were also victims.
Here’s a list of casualties by country based on data from Wikipedia:
The map above is possibly one of the least useful (and also vaguely racist) ethnic maps ever created. Titled “Present Distribution of Europeans, Chinese, Japanese and Negroes,” it was published in William R. Shepherd’s 1911 Historical Atlas.
The map above tells a few interesting stories. On the surface it shows that the US is the clear leader in higher education, with 146 out of the world’s top 500 universities (29.2%). This is over 3 times more than China, the next closest country.
However, that’s not the only thing that’s interesting.
The map above is a more accurate reflection of the economic territory of each of the world’s countries. It includes not only land and territorial waters but also Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ), which extend up to 200 nautical miles (370 kilometres) off a country’s coast.