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reason that some countries appear on the map more or less than others, is to use the Mercator projection. Apply a three-dimensional map on a flat planet was something of a call to the pioneers of modern cartography, and the Flemish geographer Gerardus Mercator invented a way to deal with this problem. In 1569, Mercator created the map, which was quite suitable for use as a navigation aid, but its major shortcoming was that they invented a system distorted the size of objects based on their position in relation to the equator. Because of this, part of the land such as Antarctica or Greenland, which are much closer to the poles, were much larger than its present size.

For example, according to the Mercator projection, Romania would be a huge island in the Arctic Ocean


Photo source: Boredpanda.comDlya to demonstrate how our perception of the size of countries and continents erroneously due to the use of this system, the creators thetruesize.com site made it possible for any user to move on the territory of the countries of the Earth's surface for a visual comparison
Website shows what would happen if the card shows the actual size of the world:

If Australia was located on the site of Europe




If India was to place Russia




Antarctica is comparable in size to Brazil




Japan would be stretched across Canada



Australia in North America



California is comparable in size to the UK



If China was location Russia



Canada is not so huge, if you move it to South America



Gay travel Greenland on the world map



If Indonesia is closer to the North pole, on the extent it would have been comparable to the territory of Russia



Brazil in Asia would look just giant < br>


via www.boredpanda.com/true-size-countries-mercator-map-projection-james-talmage-damon-maneice/

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