Monday, April 30, 2012

Africa in Perspective

Africa's geographic size is equal to 18 countries. The United States covers barely one-quarter of the continent with a land mass roughly the same as West Africa. Though it is second only to Asia, the world's largest continent, Africa can fit the whole of China into its southern region and still have room left for Japan. Can you find Ghana? (Hint: it's about where Arizona is on this map.) The map is a creation of digital graphic design pioneer Kai Krause, copyright-free 2010. Unfortunately, blogspot would not allow me to publish the work from the website; this is a screen shot. Click here to go to the site. Thanks to Tye Ferrell for sharing this on his Facebook page. 

1 comment:

  1. Ah, this is eye-opening. I knew Africa was big, but this puts it into perspective.