World Map, Rearranged by Population

Big Think asks, “What if the world were rearranged so that the inhabitants of the country with the largest population would move to the country with the largest area? And the second-largest population would migrate to the second-largest country, and so on?”

The result would be this disconcerting, disorienting map.


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“In the world described by it, the differences in population density between countries would be less extreme than they are today.

The world’s most densely populated country currently is Monaco, with 43,830 inhabitants/mi² (16,923 per km²) (1). On the other end of the scale is Mongolia, which is less densely populated by a factor of almost exactly 10,000, with a mere 4.4 inhabitants/mi² (1.7 per km²).”


Hat tip Josh

Map of the World’s Countries Rearranged by Population
Frank Jacobs
Big Think November 21, 2010

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