126 Fascinating Maps That Might Teach You Something New About Our World (New Pics)

With so much information being thrown at us on a daily basis, it’s easy to lose focus and drift into apathy. Who cares about so many things at once, anyway?

No wonder more and more people are drawn to this old-time form of systematized information accompanied by great visualization. We’re talking maps. And not just dusty maps from your attic, but the most fascinating pieces that present things we know (and the ones we don’t!) in a refreshing light.

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This subreddit has already earned its name as the ultimate destination for fans of cartography, so below we prepared a new batch of the most intriguing examples. After you’re done, be sure to check out more features of maps we did before here, here, and here.

#1 There Is A Lake In Finland, That Looks Like Finland

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#2 A World Map Drawn By Ottoman Sailor Ali Macar Reis In 1567 (Considered The Most Accurate In The Time Period)

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#3 Concentration Of Castles In Europe

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#4 Obesity Rates In The USA vs. Europe

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#5 Americans Were Asked To Point To Iran On A Map

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#6 I Rode My Bicycle 11,877 Miles Across Europe

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#7 Countries Where “Conversion Therapy” Is Still Legal

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#8 Estimated Average Age Of Young People Leaving Their Parental Household, 2019

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#9 Which Country Has The Most Attractive People According To Europe

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#10 Map Of All The Countries Of The Contiguous United States Carved From Over 3 Thousand Wooden Blocks

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#11 Topography Of Europe

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#12 Has Russia Been At War With European Countries?

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#13 Most Polluted Cities In The World On November 5, 2022

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#14 In The Film Rat Race (2001), The First Cow Seth Green Hits Whilst Hanging From A Hot Air Balloon, Has A Map Of The World As Its Spots

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#15 Most Popular Sport In Each Country

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#16 Countries That Have Been Bombed By The US

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#17 What Pedestrians Look Like Across Europe

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#18 World’s Population

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#19 UN Vote To End US Embargo Against Cuba

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#20 School Uniform Policy By Country

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#21 The State Of Democracy

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#22 World’s Most Surveilled Cities

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#23 Position Of The North Magnetic Pole Since 1590

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#24 Poverty In South America

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#25 Land Doesn’t Vote, People Do

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#26 Most Common Baby Names In London, 2021

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#27 Percentage Of iPhone Users In Europe

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#28 A Map Of Every American City

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#29 How Much Land Does Ukraine Still Controls In Russian Occupied Oblasts?

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#30 Map Of Greek Island Chains

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#31 How Much Trouble Lions Are Really In

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#32 Number Of Universities In The Top 1000 In The Ranking 2023

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#33 Languages Spoken In China

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#34 Chinese High-Speed Railway Map 2008 vs. 2020

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#35 Life Expectancy At Subnational Level

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#36 Un Vote Calling For Investigation Into Women’s Rights And Human Rights Situation In Iran

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#37 A Map Of Every Chinese City

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#38 Forests In Germany, 50 A.d. vs. Today

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#39 Where The Death Penalty Survives Around The World

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#40 Most Visited Tourist Attraction/Place In Every European Country

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#41 Terrorist Attacks In Europe That Killed At Least One Person 1970-2015

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#42 Where The World Wants To Move To

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#43 America

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#44 Countries The United States Has Officially Declared War Against

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#45 The Beginning Of National Anthems

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#46 Geolocation Of Anti-Muslim Tweets Around The World

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#47 Share Of People Who Trust Journalists In Their Country

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#48 Countries That Have Us Military Bases

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#49 My Dad’s World Map Pencil Case From 1961

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#50 Homicide Rate In Europe

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#51 World Population Has Hit 8 Billion

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#52 Sheep Distribution In Europe (European Food Safety Authority)

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#53 Number Of Prisoners Per 100000 People In Europe

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#54 The Countries In Blue Have A Smaller Population Than Uttar Pradesh (In Red, A State In India)

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#55 Map Of The US If It Had The Same Territorial/Population Concessions Demanded Of It As Ukraine: 15% Of Their Land Area And 25% Of Their Population

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#56 How Do You Say The Number 92

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#57 People Who Think Forcing A Partner To Have Sex Should Not Be Illegal. Survey Around The EU

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#58 Map Of The UN General Assembly Vote Results On The Territorial Integrity Of Ukraine From Russia

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#59 1918 American Map Of Hunger In Europe

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#60 Cultural Regions Of The United States

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#61 Size Comparison Of The World’s Smallest Countries

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#62 Total Surface Area Annexed By Russia In Ukraine Is Bigger Than 27 European Countries

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#63 European Countries Where Jews Were Allowed To Exist In 1500

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#64 The Comprehensive Status Of Nuclear Power In The World

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#65 Drawing Europe From Memory On A Sequence Pillow, A Little Stretched Towards The North East But Not Bad

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#66 This Map Shows 3,554 Shipwrecks Around Ireland

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#67 Map That Shows If You Were To Drill Straight Through The Earth Where You Would Pop Out On The Other Side

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#68 How Different European Countries Pronounce The X In Mexico

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#69 Florida Has Officially Become A Red State, Governor Elections 2018 vs. 2022

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#70 Current State Government Trifectas

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#71 Areas Of Russian-Occupied Ukraine That Putin Plans To Annex

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#72 The Super Original And Not At All Boring Names Of The Portuguese Regions

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#73 Did You Know There Is A Part Of Italy Completely Surrounded By Switzerland?

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#74 The Most Common Restaurant Cuisine In Each US State

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#75 The Gutting Of Central Boston

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#76 Legalisation Of Cannabis Around The World

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#77 The Giver Of Each Country’s Largest Ever Soccer Defeat

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#78 Most Popular Anime In Each Country

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#79 Royal Family Connections Prior To The French Revolution (1789)

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#80 Hand Drawn World Map

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#81 Nato vs. Russia In 1960 vs. 1988 vs. 2022: The Longest Rivalry In Modern Politics?

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#82 Fertility Rates In Europe

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#83 Traditional Naming Customs Around The World

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#84 An Anglicised Germany

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#85 Countries With The Most Syrian Refugees

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#86 Tap Water Consumption In Europe

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#87 Here Is A Map Of The Best Result By Country

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#88 Travel Advice From Gouvernment Of Canada

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#89 North American Population Density 2020

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#90 Map Of The 13 British Overseas Territories

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#91 Adult Obesity Rates In The US – 2021

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#92 The Ethnic Cleansing Started Before The War

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#93 Map Of Number Of People Born In The Given Country Currently Living Abroad, As A Percentage Of The Total Population, As Of 2015

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#94 Smoking Rate In Europe Compared To The Us

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#95 Percentage Of Ukrainians Voting Yes In The Country’s 1991 Referendum On Independence

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#96 I Saw Your Interesting Map With Italian Companies And Would Like To Add A Map With The Largest German Companies

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#97 So I Got An Atlas From My Great Grand-Father

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#98 US House Of Representatives Vote On The 1964 Civil Rights Act

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#99 Red And Blue States But It’s The 90s

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#100 Armenia – Azerbaijan Crisis, And The Very Complicated Situation In The Caucasus After The War In 2020

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#101 530 Palestinian Villages Destroyed And Depopulated In 1948

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#102 Travel Times From London In 1914

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#103 Estimated Map Of Odysseus’s 10 Year Journey During The Events Of The Odyssey (Warning: Spoilers)

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#104 Tap Water Supply In Households Of India. (15 Aug 2019 – 13 Oct 2022). A Result Of The Ongoing Jal Jeevan Mission (Literally Water{=}life Mission)

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#105 Argentina’s Official Map

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#106 “Mary vs. Merry vs. Marry” Pronunciation Differences

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#107 CIA Depiction Of Morocco (Before And After 2021)

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#108 Countries That Recognise Kosovo

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#109 Brazilian Presidential Elections 2nd Oct 2022, After 97.7% Of The Ballots Counted (In Only 4 1/2 Hours). Red: Lula, Blue: Bolsonaro. Source: Tse/G1

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#110 Islam In Canada, 2021 vs. 2011

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#111 Use Of Cyrillic Alphabet Throughout The World

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#112 2022 Congressional Map Results

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#113 Georgian Territories Currently Occupied By Russian Forces

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#114 Map Of U.S. Zip Code Zones

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#115 Population Distribution

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#116 The Lost Jewish Communities Of The Arab World

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#117 Soviet Advances In The Eastern Front From October Of 1942 (Greatest Axis Advance) To May Of 1945 (German Surrender) Every Month

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#118 U.S. Counties That Have More LGBT People Per Capita Than The National Average

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#119 Greater Tokyo vs. Greater London

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#120 Purchased Territories Of The United States

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#121 USA Recognition In The 18th Century

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#122 P**nstars Per Million Inhabitants In Europe

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#123 Map Of Usage Of Date Formats By Country

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#124 Italian Map Of Europe. Can You Tell The Year It Was Made?

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#125 German Plans Published In 1938 – How It Is Possibile That Nobody Saw WWII Come?

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#126 Population Change Since 1840 Or The Unique Case Of Ireland

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