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Someone Compared The Sizes Of 30 Countries To USA With A Real Scale Perspective

Published 5 months ago

For an untrained eye, maps can be a little bit confusing, especially when it comes to comparing sizes. Since Earth is spherical, representing it on a flat map leads to a certain level of distortion. And if you compare different types of maps, you can clearly see that some areas differ in scale – that’s because there’s no unified method for projection. However, the most common one we recognize is the Mercator projection, suggested by geographer and cartographer Gerardus Mercator all the way back in 1569.

One map lover, going by the name of Mkyner on Imgur decided to compare the sizes of various countries to the United States of America by creating a series of overlapping maps. Looking at the maps, you’ll realize just how big the USA is – after all, it’s even bigger than Australia!

Check out Mkyner’s maps in the gallery below!

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#1

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Population: 23,470,145, and all trying to buy a house in Melbourne it seems

#2

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Population: 142,122,776

#3

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Population: 4,545,627 people and about 30,000,000 sheep

#4

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Population: 208,846,892

#5

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Population: 1,296,834,042

Expected to pass China in population within a few years. Stripped bit near Winnipeg is occupied by China.

#6

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Population: 262,787,403

More than half the population is on that one island running from northern New Mexico to central Oklahoma. The big island in the upper Great Plains and that thing in the Atlantic are mostly jungle.

#7

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Population: 1,384,688,986

#8

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Population: 25,683,610

Ports: closed.

#9

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Population: 11,570,762

#10

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Population: 17,925,262

#11

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Population: 1,000

aka Holy See

#12

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Population: 4,270,480
One of the coolest-shaped countries, like a Needler from Halo.

#13

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Population: 44,694,198

#14

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Population: 80,457,737

#15

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Population: 38,420,687

#16

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Population: 99,413,317

#17

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Population: 62,246,674

Giving South Carolina the boot.

#18

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Population: 126,168,156 and 1 Godzilla

Bullet train will take you from Tokyo, Arkansas to Osaka, Texas in about 2.5hrs

#19

Image source: thetruesize

Population: 97,040,334

#20

Image source: thetruesize

Population: 343,518

#21

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Population: 81,257,239

*Constantinople

#22

Image source: thetruesize

Population: 65,105,246

#23

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Population: 5,537,364

May or may not exist.

#24

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Population: 17,151,228

#25

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Population: 5,372,191

aka, Occupied West Sweden

#26

Image source: thetruesize

Population: 8,793,370

#27

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Population of the country of Georgia: 4,926,087

Population of the US State of Georgia: 10,519,475

#28

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Population: 43,952,299

IIRC, the Russian-occupied part in the east is roughly New Jersey, Delaware, and a bit of Pennsylvania

#29

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Population: 105,893,381

#30

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Population: 10,040,995

That’s a lot of vikings.

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