Relative size of Africa

This outstanding infographic shows the size of the continent of Africa relative to countries such as the UK and  China.

relative size of africa

Everyone needs a basic understanding of country sizes and populations.  Without it, it is very hard to grasp whether what’s said make sense.  For example, politicians said that tens of thousands of troops would make a big impact in Afghanistan in 2002.   No-one mentioned they were sending roughly the head count of the Metropolitan police to an area the size of France.