How big is Africa (amazing graphic)

This is an amazing graphic:

How Big Is Africa

You can buy the poster here.

Published by Owen Barder

Owen is Senior Fellow and Director for Europe at the Center for Global Development and a Visiting Professor in Practice at the London School of Economics. Owen was a civil servant for a quarter of a century, working in Number 10, the Treasury and the Department for International Development. Owen hosts the Development Drums podcast, and is the author Running for Fitness, the book and website. Owen is on Twitter and

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  1. There’s a similar map, and lots of interesting discussion of Africa’s geography, in John Readers’s superb “Africa: A biography of the continent”, which I can’t recommend highly enough.

  2. Reminds me of my only trip to Australia where there were postcards with a map of Australia superimposed on one of the U.S.A. which gave an idea of just how big Australia is. The map of Africa would be even better if populations of the various countries and continents were stated.

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