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    Interesting World Geography Perspective

    Saw this on a travel forum I visit, and figured if you're as ignorant about geography as I am, you might find it interesting...

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    I knew Africa was big, but that's amazing. Really puts things in perspective...

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    Comparing apples to apples, with one orange thrown (Russia)

    Continents
    Asia/Middle East 17,212,000 Sq. mi
    Africa 11,668,000 sq. mi
    North America 9,450,000 sq. mi.
    South America 6,890,000 sq. mi.
    Europe 3,837,000 sq. mi

    Country
    Russia 6,590,000 sq. mi

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    pretty cool
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Rodekohr View Post
    Comparing apples to apples, with one orange thrown (Russia)

    Continents
    Asia/Middle East 17,212,000 Sq. mi
    Africa 11,668,000 sq. mi
    North America 9,450,000 sq. mi.
    South America 6,890,000 sq. mi.
    Europe 3,837,000 sq. mi

    Country
    Russia 6,590,000 sq. mi
    I was thinking the same thing, it's comparison of a continent to countries, not continent to continent, but I understand the author's intent, to show just how big Africa is in relation to other land masses. It think the one that always surprised me was the size of Australia, had it in my mind that it was much smaller than it really is.
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