It’s hard to conceptualize the true size of the African continent. In pure numbers, it’s 11.7 million square miles. But what does that really mean?
GOOD recently posted a great map developed by Kai Krause that tackles that exact question, by making it very easy to visualize just how big Africa really is. In fact 11.7 million square miles is enough space to fit the entire United States, China, India, Japan, and much of Europe, which is exactly what Krause did with this map.
Now imagine all the languages and cultures that fit into those 11.7 million square miles…
You can view the full version of the map here.