While I’m sure you know the Pacific Ocean is big, I’d say there’s a good chance you hadn’t realized how big, until you look at the map above. As difficult as it may be to believe, the Pacific Ocean is larger than the landmass of every single continent and island combined.
The Pacific Ocean covers: 165.25 million square kilometers
The Earth’s Land Mass covers: 148.94 million square kilometers
And in case you were wondering, Chris has used the Fuller (or Dymaxion) projection to preserve the relative size and shape of continents.
Want to learn more? Then read:
- The Great Ocean: Pacific Worlds from Captain Cook to the Gold Rush
- Pacific Histories: Ocean, Land, People
- Fuller Projection Dymaxion Air-ocean World
What do you think of this map. Leave a comment below:
This is certainly very interesting.
This map is certainly a great way to make the important point of just how huge the Pacific really is. Presently, I’m putting together a children’s book about Pacific voyaging and would be interested in making contact with Chris to see if we can use a version of this in the book. Can you help? Thanks.