As difficult as it is to believe, the black and blue areas above, each have exactly the same number of people living in the them.
Ireland’s Catastrophic Population Decline 1841-51 Due To The Potato Famine
This map shows the catastrophic decline in the population of Ireland during the decade from 1841 to 1851. The census taken in 1841 recorded a population of 8,175,124, while the 1851 census counted 6,552,385, a drop of over 1.5 million in 10 years.
What If The EU Had 28 Member States With Equal Populations?
The European Union’s (EU) 28 member states vary enormously in population. From tiny Malta with just 425,000 people to Germany with 81 million. But what if they all had the same population? How would the map look?
50% of Canadians Live South of The Red Line
While the 49th parallel is often thought of as the border between the US and Canada, the vast majority of Canadians (roughly 72%) live below it, with 50% of Canadians living south of 45°42′ (45.7 degrees) north or the red line above.
More People Live Inside This Circle Than Outside Of It
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:
How Much of Humanity is on Your Side of World?
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.
Population of the Metro Tokyo Area Compared To US Cities
According to the UN, Tokyo is the world’s most populous metropolitan area with an estimated 37.8 million people in 2014. The next closest is the Seoul National Capital Area with a population of 25.6 million people or over 10 million fewer than Tokyo!
So how does this compare to US cities?
Half of Australia Lives Here
The 3 areas in blue above, contain roughly 50% of Australia’s population, which means that the area in white contains the other 50%.
For those that don’t know their Australian geography the 3 areas are:
Counterintuitive Comparison Of Relative Population Latitudes Of US, Canada & Europe
The map above shows a rather surprising and counterintuitive fact, Europe’s population is not only relatively further north than America’s, but even further north than Canada’s!
The Astounding Drop in Global Fertility Rates Between 1970 And 2014
The map above shows one of history’s most astounding global shifts; the drop in fertility rate between 1970 and 2014. The total fertility rate (TFR) is the average number of children born to each woman in a country. It’s important because, it’s an easy way to tell if a country is growing or not, excluding immigration/emigration.