Why is Africa drawn so small?

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Why is Africa drawn so small?

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answered May 20 by Allograft (4,000 points)
Africa is drawn so small because Africa straddles the Equator and barely changes in it's size and the countries that are furthest away from the Equator become inflated from their true sizes on the map.

The Mercator projection attempts to place the spherical shape of the world onto a cylinder which causes the areas that are closest to the poles to be stretched.

Africa is wider than Russia.

The Mercator projection, the most popular world map, distorts the size of the shape of landmasses near the pole.

This results in Russia looking bigger than Africa.

Actually Africa can nearly fit two Russias.

Although in fact, Africa has an area of 11.73 million square miles while Russian one is only 6.6 million square miles.

The continent that has the most countries is Africa which has 54 countries and each with their own unique language, culture, geography and people.

In Africa there are over a billion people who speak over 1,000 different languages.

The continent that was discovered is Zealandia which was discovered as a geological continent instead of a collection of continental islands, slices, and fragments and more correctly represents the geology of the part of Earth.

Asia is the largest continent in the world and has a massive 44.58 million KM of square landmass and a total of 48 countries according to the United Nations.

On the other hand Africa is the second largest continent having a landmass of 30.37 million km and comprises 54 countries.

The smallest continent ever is Australia which is also known as an Island continent and is also surrounded by water on all sides.

The largest continent is Asia by both population and land area and it also covers an area of more than 44 million square kilometers and about 30 percent of Earth's total land area and 8 percent of Earths total surface area.

The 3 largest continents in the world are Asia, Africa and North America.

The 7 continents from largest to smallest are Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia.

Japan is also part of the continent of Asia.

The true largest continent is Asia which stretches as far as from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Western Pacific Ocean.

In Asia there are also more than 40 countries which also makes it the true largest continent.

Africa is larger than Asia but it's not the largest continent.

Asia is larger and it's area measures at 43,820,000 km² and makes up 29.5% of Earth's land.

Asia measures 8,876 kilometers from Ankara, Turkey to Tokyo, Japan.

The African continent has a land area of 30.37 million sq km (11.7 million sq mi) — enough to fit in the U.S., China, India, Japan, Mexico, and many European nations, combined.

The continents are, from largest to smallest: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia.

A continent is any of several large geographical regions.

Continents are generally identified by convention rather than any strict criteria.

A continent could be a single landmass or a part of a very large landmass, as in the case of Asia or Europe.

Since the 1950s, North America and South America have generally been considered by English speakers as separate continents, and taken together are called the Americas, or more rarely America.

When conceived as a unitary continent, the form is generally the continent of America in the singular.

Australia is the world's smallest continent & is also known as an 'island continent' as it is surrounded by water on all sides.

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