Some things I just learned from maps

How the Netherlands expanded by reclamation from the sea


Annual hours of sunshine in Europe and the USA


The wandering North magnetic pole

All of South America is east of Michigan


Average age at which young Europeans leave home


Melbourne is closer to Antarctica than Darwin



For more maps, click on the Amazing Maps Twitter thread.

[Added 1/9/2022]

Responding to Nikolai Vladivostok’s comment, here’s another map I found on the Twitter thread.  I had unconsciously thought of Australia as a hot continent, but it stands to reason that, being virtually as big as the USA, it would have at least as much climate variation.


2 Responses to “Some things I just learned from maps”

  1. Nikolai Vladivostok Says:

    If you dip your toes in the waters off Victoria in winter, you’ll feel for yourself how close it is to Antarctica. Penguins live there, too.


    • philebersole Says:

      I always unconsciously thought of Australia as hot. If I had taken a moment to reflect, I would have realized it is virtually as large as the USA and would have at least as much diversity of climate.

      Here’s something else I picked up from the Twitter threat on maps.



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