Ten mind-blowing maps

Often we spend our lives so caught up in our immediate surrounds that we don’t stop to think about the big, wide world around us.

These 10 interesting maps are nothing short of mind boggling, and really put everything into perspective.

1. This map shows the world divided into seven sections (each with a distinct colour), with each section containing one billion people.

2. This map shows (in white) where 98 per cent of Australia’s population lives.


3. It may not come as a surprise, but more people live inside the circle than outside of it.


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4. This map shows what is on the other side of the world from where you are standing.  For the most part, it will probably be water.


5. Apparently you can’t get Big Macs everywhere. This map shows (in red) the countries that have McDonalds.


6. This map shows the countries (in blue) where people drive on the left side of the road.


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7. This map shows (in red) the countries that don’t use the metric system.

8. This map shows countries (in white) that England has never invaded – there are only 22 of them.


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9. This map shows (in green) all the landlocked countries of the world.


10. And this what the world would look like if all the countries with coast lines sank.


Have you seen any of these before? Or did these maps surprise you?

Written by YourLifeChoices Writers

YourLifeChoices' team of writers specialise in content that helps Australian over-50s make better decisions about wealth, health, travel and life. It's all in the name. For 22 years, we've been helping older Australians live their best lives.

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