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Topic # 201432 18-Aug-2016 09:49
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http://www.theladbible.com/now/weird-a-lot-of-countries-are-much-smaller-than-people-know-20160817

 

 

 

I first saw this in an episode of The West Wing, but it's cropped up again and thought I would share this here. Video is so much more interesting than desk analysis (i first saw the discrepancies in land mass sizes when I was at uni many years ago).

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1613669 18-Aug-2016 11:11
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Saw this on Gizmodo the other day - quite cool. Website here to play with.

 

Surprising how 'small' Russia is (and Canada) compared to how absoloutely massive they appear on a Mercator map.

 

The other surpirsing one is how small Continental Europe is - Grab France and put it between AU and NZ.


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  Reply # 1613682 18-Aug-2016 11:44
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Frightening when you see that the land mass of the UK in the video is smaller than NZ, yet the UK contains about 65 million people and NZ only about 4.5 million! NZ is about 20,000 sq km bigger.






 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1613736 18-Aug-2016 13:12
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Frightening when you see that the land mass of the UK in the video is smaller than NZ, yet the UK contains about 65 million people and NZ only about 4.5 million! NZ is about 20,000 sq km bigger.

 

 

I always find it crazy how many people live in Japan, 127 million! It has an area of 377,000 sq km vs NZ's 270,000 sq km but Japans's also more mountainous.





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  Reply # 1613792 18-Aug-2016 15:25
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 Amazing stuff...

 

The distance between NZ and Australia is more than most people realise - the comparison I've always liked is it's about the same distance as across the whole of Europe - London to somewhere between St Petersburg and Moscow (roughly).

 

And I find it amazing that the south of Sweden (Malmo) is closer to Milan in Italy than the north of Sweden.

 

 





 

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Djmixerdomo:

 

Geektastic:

 

Frightening when you see that the land mass of the UK in the video is smaller than NZ, yet the UK contains about 65 million people and NZ only about 4.5 million! NZ is about 20,000 sq km bigger.

 

 

I always find it crazy how many people live in Japan, 127 million! It has an area of 377,000 sq km vs NZ's 270,000 sq km but Japans's also more mountainous.

 

 

 

 

Just shows there is plenty of room for these immigrants Winston is always moaning about. Well, assuming we can learn to build houses at a rather faster rate than we do now.






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Geektastic:

 

Djmixerdomo:

 

Geektastic:

 

Frightening when you see that the land mass of the UK in the video is smaller than NZ, yet the UK contains about 65 million people and NZ only about 4.5 million! NZ is about 20,000 sq km bigger.

 

 

I always find it crazy how many people live in Japan, 127 million! It has an area of 377,000 sq km vs NZ's 270,000 sq km but Japans's also more mountainous.

 

 

 

 

Just shows there is plenty of room for these immigrants Winston is always moaning about. Well, assuming we can learn to build houses at a rather faster rate than we do now.

 

 

.. and roads and public transport and energy sources and water supplies and schools and hospitals and....................





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  Reply # 1613799 18-Aug-2016 15:46
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floydbloke:

 

Geektastic:

 

Djmixerdomo:

 

Geektastic:

 

Frightening when you see that the land mass of the UK in the video is smaller than NZ, yet the UK contains about 65 million people and NZ only about 4.5 million! NZ is about 20,000 sq km bigger.

 

 

I always find it crazy how many people live in Japan, 127 million! It has an area of 377,000 sq km vs NZ's 270,000 sq km but Japans's also more mountainous.

 

 

 

 

Just shows there is plenty of room for these immigrants Winston is always moaning about. Well, assuming we can learn to build houses at a rather faster rate than we do now.

 

 

.. and roads and public transport and energy sources and water supplies and schools and hospitals and....................

 

 

 

 

.... 100% pay rises all round - to bring average house prices back from 10x household income, to "only" 5x.


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  Reply # 1613805 18-Aug-2016 16:01
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This is a Gall-Peters projection which have correct proportional continent sizes:

 


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  Reply # 1613819 18-Aug-2016 16:22
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Obligatory.

 


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  Reply # 1613820 18-Aug-2016 16:30
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Oh dear - there's an entire website devoted to the very worst world maps.


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  Reply # 1613864 18-Aug-2016 17:10
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ech3lon:

 

This is a Gall-Peters projection which have correct proportional continent sizes:

 

 

 

That's an odd one. It makes the UK and France look similar in size, which they certainly never seemed to be when I was driving around either of them!






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  Reply # 1613865 18-Aug-2016 17:11
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Oh dear - there's an entire website devoted to the very worst world maps.

 

 

 

 

I knew that the internet was invented for a reason...






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  Reply # 1613867 18-Aug-2016 17:12
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floydbloke:

 

Geektastic:

 

Djmixerdomo:

 

Geektastic:

 

Frightening when you see that the land mass of the UK in the video is smaller than NZ, yet the UK contains about 65 million people and NZ only about 4.5 million! NZ is about 20,000 sq km bigger.

 

 

I always find it crazy how many people live in Japan, 127 million! It has an area of 377,000 sq km vs NZ's 270,000 sq km but Japans's also more mountainous.

 

 

 

 

Just shows there is plenty of room for these immigrants Winston is always moaning about. Well, assuming we can learn to build houses at a rather faster rate than we do now.

 

 

.. and roads and public transport and energy sources and water supplies and schools and hospitals and....................

 

 

 

 

I think those things have to evolve, rather than appear by a stroke of the magic wand...






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  Reply # 1614014 18-Aug-2016 22:17
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Geektastic:

 

Djmixerdomo: I always find it crazy how many people live in Japan, 127 million! It has an area of 377,000 sq km vs NZ's 270,000 sq km but Japans's also more mountainous. 

 

Just shows there is plenty of room for these immigrants Winston is always moaning about. Well, assuming we can learn to build houses at a rather faster rate than we do now. 

 

We'd also have to be happier about living on top of each other in small apartments rather than everybody wanting their "quarter acre paradise" because not many people in Japan are living that classic old Kiwi dream.


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  Reply # 1614024 18-Aug-2016 23:11
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Geektastic:

 

Djmixerdomo: I always find it crazy how many people live in Japan, 127 million! It has an area of 377,000 sq km vs NZ's 270,000 sq km but Japans's also more mountainous. 

 

Just shows there is plenty of room for these immigrants Winston is always moaning about. Well, assuming we can learn to build houses at a rather faster rate than we do now. 

 

We'd also have to be happier about living on top of each other in small apartments rather than everybody wanting their "quarter acre paradise" because not many people in Japan are living that classic old Kiwi dream.

 

 

 

 

Pretty sure we have enough space to give at least another 2 million people a quarter acre 'paradise' each!

 

 

 

Never understood that - you can hardly swing a dead cat in quarter of an acre. A decent house floor plan would occupy 33% of that for a start - never mind the drive, garage etc.






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