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    Another One For Your Geographers: The True Size Of Africa

    Mercator projection can give the wrong impression about the size of land masses. This picture puts the size of Africa into [some sort of] perspective.


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    It's a bit big then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    It's a bit big then?
    Err, I guess you could say that.

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    thats actually quite impressive. but there is alot of overlap which no doubt would fill the gaps present, but still, quite large!

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    Agree that Africa is large, but Africa is made up of approx 50 countries!

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    Maybe we should pull all of those land masses together to create Africa 2.0

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    Makes me feel small!

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