Monday, August 15, 2005

World Population Density Map

Following up on my previous post on the areas of the world with little human footprint, I found this cool map that looks at human population per kilometer around the world. Check this link out or go straight to the .pdf. You can really see the areas of India and China where all the population is. For reasons I don't get, in India the density is all in the foothills of the Himalayas rather than on the coastline as I would have guessed. You can also see the density of Indonesia. If you know where to look you can see the density of Rwanda and Burundi, that in part caused the genocide there. In the US and Canada it is interesting to see how many more people live on the east coast than the west and how the coasts have all the people.

Cool stuff.

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