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40 Visual world Maps with amazing facts

Geography is one such subject that is popular with everybody right from their school days. Maps are a big part of that subject and identifying the various countries on the map is always a fun task. But what if I tell you that 40 useful facts about the world and their specific representations-country wise- have been assembled in one place, to help you understand the world better? Isn’t that an exciting prospect?

The facts cover several topics such as driving orientations in a country, population concentration, pirate population, most busy air routes, time zones, country maps, locations of McDonald’s fast food chains etc. and other trivial aspects such as amount of alcohol consumption in a particular country, paid maternal leaves around the world, most common surnames in the world, global internet usage, statistics about bribery, 22 countries that Britain did not invade etc.

1. Where Google Street View is Available 

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2. Countries That Do Not Use the Metric System [ via ]

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3. The Only 22 Countries in the World Britain Has Not Invaded (not shown: Sao Tome and Principe) [ via ]

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4. Map of ‘Pangea’ with Current International Borders [ via ]

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5. McDonald’s Across the World [ via ]

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6. Paid Maternal Leave Around the World [ via ]

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7. The Most Common Surnames in Europe by Country [ via ]

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8. Worldwide Driving Orientation by Country [ via ]

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9. Map of Time Zones in Antarctica [ via ]

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10. Global Internet Usage Based on Time of Day [ via ]

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11. The World’s Busiest Air Routes in 2012 [ via ]

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12. Visualizing Global Population Density [ via ]

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13. Flag Map of the World [ via ]

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14. Map of Alcohol Consumption Around the World [ via ]

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15. Map of Alcoholic Drink Popularity by Country [ via ]

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16. Map of Rivers in the Contiguous United States [ via ]

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17. US Map of the Highest Paid Public Employees by State [ via ]

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18. World Map of Earthquakes Since 1898 [ via ]

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19. Map of Where 29,000 Rubber Duckies Made Landfall After Falling off a Cargo Ship in the Middle of the Pacific Ocean [ via ]

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20. Map of Countries with the Most Violations of Bribery [ via ]

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21. World Map of Vegetation on Earth [ via ]

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22. Average Age of First Sexual Intercourse by Country [ via ]

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23. If the World’s Population Lived in One City [ via ]

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24. The Number of Researchers per Million Inhabitants Around the World [ via ]

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25. Worldwide Map of Oil Import And Export Flows [ via ]

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26. The 7000 Rivers that Feed into the Mississippi River [ via ]

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27. World Map of the Different Writing Systems [ via ]

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28. Worldwide Annual Coffee Consumption Per Capita [ via ]

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29. The Economic Center of Gravity Since 1 AD [ via ]

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30. The World Divided Into 7 Regions,Each with a Population of 1 Billion [ via ]

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31. Earth’s Population by Latitude and Longitude [ via ]

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32. Map of Contiguous United States Overlaid on the Moon [ via ]

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33. Frequency of Lightning Strikes Throughout the World [ via ]

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34. Overall Water Risk Around the World [ via ]

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35. The Most Dangerous Areas in the World To Ship Due to Pirates [ via ]

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36. Area Codes in Which Ludacris Claims to Have H*es (song reference) [ via ]

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37. Where 2% of Australia’s Population Lives [ via ]

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38. The Longest Straight Line You Can Sail on Earth (Pakistan to Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia – 20000 miles) [ via ]

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39. Map of Europe Showing Literal Chinese Translations for Country Names [ via ]

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40. Reversed Map with Southern Hemisphere at Top of Map (because position of North is arbitrary) [ via ]

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A large part of the population has now begun to travel around the world and having such data handy is always a great option as you never know when you might need some information regarding something in a foreign country.

Also, if you are addicted to ‘quiz up’ and are looking to up your scoring in the geography department then have a good look at these maps.

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