Maps to help you understand the world

1. This map shows the world divided into seven sections (each with a distinct color) with each section containing one billion people.maps_change_world_photos1.jpg

2. This map shows (in white) where 98 percent of Australia’s population lives.maps_change_world_photos2.jpg

3. It may not come as a surprise but more people live inside the circle than outside of it.

4. This map shows what is on the other side of the world from where you are standing. For the most part it will probably be water.maps_change_world_photos4.jpg

5. Apparently you can’t get Big Macs everywhere. This map shows (in red) the countries that have McDonalds.maps_change_world_photos5.jpg

6. This map shows the countries (in blue) where people drive on the left side of the road.maps_change_world_photos6.jpg

7. This map shows countries (in white) that England has never invaded. There are only 22 of them.maps_change_world_photos7.jpg

8. The line in this map shows all of the world’s Internet connections in 1969.maps_change_world_photos8.jpg

9. This map shows the countries that heavily restricted Internet access in 2013.maps_change_world_photos9.jpg

10. This map shows (in red) countries that were all Communist at one point in time.maps_change_world_photos10.jpg

11. This map shows (in red) the countries that don’t use the metric system.maps_change_world_photos11.jpg

12. This map shows (in blue) places where Google street view is available.maps_change_world_photos12.jpg

13. This map shows (in green) all the landlocked countries of the world.maps_change_world_photos13.jpg

14. And this is what the world would look like if all the countries with coast lines sank.maps_change_world_photos14.jpg

15. This is a map of the all the rivers in the United States.

16. And these are all the rivers that feed into the Mississippi River.maps_change_world_photos16.jpg

7. This is a map of the highest paid public employees in the United States.maps_change_world_photos17.jpg

18. This map shows how much space the United States would occupy on the moon.maps_change_world_photos18.jpg

19. This map shows the longest straight line you can sail. It goes from Pakistan all the way to Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia for a total of 20,000 miles.maps_change_world_photos19.jpg

20. This is a map of 19th century shipping lanes that outlines the continents.maps_change_world_photos20.jpg

21. This map shows (in navy blue) every country that has ever operated an aircraft carrier. 

All The Countries That Have Had An Aircraft Carrier (Light Blue Have None Currently In Service) via


22. This map highlights the countries (in red and orange) with the most skyscrapers.maps_change_world_photos22.jpg

23. This map shows (in red, orange, and yellow) the world’s largest donors of foreign aid with red being the biggest donor.maps_change_world_photos23.jpg

24. This map shows the most photographed places in the world.maps_change_world_photos24.jpg

25. And this map shows all the places where you can get eaten by a Great White shark!maps_change_world_photos25.jpg

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6 thoughts on “Maps to help you understand the world

  1. Keith Cowan

    You better update map 21 to eliminate the word ever, or add Canada to the mix. I understand that this is a US centered world view but accuracy would be nice. The Bonaventure was retired in the 60s.


  2. Keith Cowan

    It is tough to knock mom though.


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