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This Graphic Of Africa's Actual Size Will Blow Your Mind

Africa is bigger than China, India, Europe, and the USA. COMBINED.

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Africa is big. But did you realize exactly how big?

Kai Krause / Via informationisbeautiful.net

WOAH!

Turns out the standard Mercator projection of the world MASSIVELY underestimates Africa's true size.

Africa is so big it easily swallows the USA and Europe.

Kai Krause / Via kai.subblue.com

India and China have bigger populations than Africa's total of 1.1 billion, but Africa's 47 countries dwarf them for size.

Kai Krause / Via kai.subblue.com

The infographic was made by designer Kai Krause: "Africa is so mind-numbingly immense, that it exceeds the common assumptions by just about anyone I ever met."

Kai Krause: The True Size Of Africa / Via kai.subblue.com

"It contains the entirety of the USA, all of China, India, as well as Japan and pretty much all of Europe as well — all combined!"

Incidentally, the Mercator projection also suggests that Greenland is bigger than Australia: In reality, Australia is three times larger.

Geography lesson over.

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