There’s an Equal Number of People in the Blue and Red Areas

I once did a post on population density. In it, I showed how dense East Asia is with this map:

Half the World

This map, via Max Roser’s awesome Twitter, might be even more interesting. It shows how sparsely populated most of the land on Earth really is. The blue regions hold only 5% of the world’s population (around 350 million people). The same amount of people—5%—live in the tiny red region:


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