Because the earth is round and maps are flat, maps cannot depict both the shape and the area of land masses accurately. The Peters Map above is an area accurate map of the world. The maps we usually see accurately represent the shape of land masses but not their area. They make northern countries look much larger than they actually are. I suspect that this graphic is an attempt to correct that impression.
is Hawai’i or Alaska included with USA in this size comparison? doesn’t make sense that they would include sicily and sardinia with Italy but not Hawai’i and Alaska. but i like the concept of this graphic. the point is that on most modern maps today, the northern hemisphere, including the USA is made to look way larger than it actually is, and the continent of Africa often looks way too small.
Africa is just as big as you’d expect a giant land mass made of dozens of countries to be. Compare Africa to ASIA, not two Asian countries, some random others, and half (?) of another continent. And, size doesn’t really matter. Indian and China together hold about 1/3 of the world’s population. Postin’ from America