11 Comparative maps create surprising size perspectives

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When’s the last time you looked at a map? You probably have a good concept of where each continent is located, but what about their size? Business Insider set out to appeal to the senses while at the same provoking thought in this comparative series of recognizable landmasses set inside of one another.

Using contrasting color schemes and simple computer overlays, these 11 maps place countries on top of other countries providing us with a comparative perspective of the actual size of different geographical regions.

Did you know that Monaco can fit into New York City over 400 times!?

US in Russia

Africa in Russia

Italy in Alaska

Alaska in South America

Antarctica in America

South America Europe

Texas in Greenland

Greenland in China

Monaco in NYC

UK in Great Lakes

Australia in Brazil

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Source: designfaves.com

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