Africa’s true size: yet another visual

There are lots of cartograms on the internet overlaying Europe, US, China, India etc onto Africa to visualize Africa’s true size. But I think it’s even more incredible comparing individual countries. Ghana looks tiny on a Mercator projection and is truly tiny for African standards, and yet it’s the size of the UK. Niger and Chad are each twice the size of Texas. The coastline of Mozambique is the length of the entire U.S. Eastern seaboard. But Africa feels EVEN larger than its ACTUAL size because there are no superhighways like in the U.S., Europe or China that connect you from one end of the continent to another…Below are a few comparisons of the actual sizes of different countries/states for different perspectives…

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