Africa: The size of a continent

Many identify Africa with less-developed countries, disease and war ridden. They think of words like poverty, malnutrition and corruption. Others romanticize it and talk about her beauty and nature. Or they just see an enormous profit to be made from her natural resources like diamonds, gold, oil and minerals.

There are many stereotypes or clichés used (see our earlier post on this) – but what almost all forget is the sheer size of that continent that will never allow one-size-fits-all approaches.

The map below provides a better understanding of the size by overlaying it with some of the largest countries in the world and whole continents.

img africa map

via: Strange Maps

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2 Responses to “Africa: The size of a continent”

  1. Margaret Says:

    Very educative site!MK

  2. Pandaranol Says:

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