Friday, August 6, 2010

Netherlands population and the USA way of life

What if all of Netherlands's 15 million people were to live at the density of Los Angeles? Answer at StrangeMaps: The Dutch would occupy no more than one-seventh of its total area. Like in this map.

Ok. Now repeat that experiment with the population density of Manhattan. What do you think? Answer: all of the Netherlands’ inhabitants would occupy no more than 1.44% of the total territory of the Netherlands. Check the map. (Thanks to Frank Jacobs).

Now what if all of Earth’s six billion people were to live at the density of New York City ? Well, that's another post.

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