World map – rearranged by population

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“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?” asks Frank Jacobs on the big think blog.

As shown below, the result is a “disconcerting, disorienting map” with the “differences in population density between countries less extreme than they are today”.

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Source: Frank Jacobs, big think, November 21, 2010 (hat tip: The Big Picture).

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