The True Size of Africa

Did you know that Africa is about 11.7 million square miles, large enough to fit the United States, China, India, Japan, and a large portion of Europe? Well, Kai Krause, the graphic artist renowned for his mastery of the Adobe Photoshop software, has just released this eye-opening map of Africa at Creative Commons.(h/t to Calabar Boy). He called it “a small contribution in the fight against rampant immapancy“, a new word he has invented for “insufficient geographical knowledge”. The image (full version here) is apparently going viral because Stephen Fry tweeted it.

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