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8 Surprising Facts That Will Make You Rethink the True Size of Africa on the World Map

The ever-popular Mercator map of the world.

The ever-popular Mercator map of the world.

Mercator’s Map

The most popular map projection, Mercator’s projection, was developed by a Flemish cartographer and originally used as a nautical chart to aid European explorers.

The map features straight lines representing a constant course but contributed greatly to a size distortion of the African continent, making it appear much smaller than it actually is.

Mercator’s projection map is still considered the world map, used in classrooms, books and even Google Maps.

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8 thoughts on “8 Surprising Facts That Will Make You Rethink the True Size of Africa on the World Map

  1. You never hear the Europeans talk about how or why Afuraka is such a rich continent, and Europe in comparision is poor. Yet they say they are the superior ones. Even if Europeans knew or have studied Afurakan history they still would not believe what we have done, and that we created everything. Arurakan people need to hold their heads up high, and realize we are the indigenous people of the planet. Black people go around thinking the creator punished us, by making us black skin and kinky hair, totally not true, why did the creator give us Afuraka, and make the sun our friend, made the universe our friend. Everything in us is in the stars. Without a doubt we are the creator's chosen people, we can prove it, look at us before the colonizers came to Afuraka, look at our rich continent. We are the sun's people. Our skin shields 100% of the suns UVR. I think that, if we are smart, we need to try to get back home, from where we came, and help to rebuild Afuraka, protect Afuraka, and save Afuraka for our black race people.

  2. Blacks need to learn their black Afurakan history, once they know their history, we will be a different people. Afuraka is a special place for black people. When the planet was created, the first humans were Afurakans. The planet at one time was one land mass, nothing but black folks here, the whole planet was Afuraka, then the planet started to divide, when it was done, all the people of the world was on one continent, except black people. The creator put all the other groups together, in Asia, and the hugh rich Afurakan continent for the blacks. That along tell us we were special, kinky hair and black skin. The Europeans, became so envy, and jealous, they decided to take them or make them a continent, Europe. Now everybody knows Europe does not fit the criteria for a continent, the only body of water that comes into play between Europe and Asia is a small river, and a small mountain. The body of water that seperates Afuraka from Europe and Asia is the hugh Mediterranean Sea. Blacks have so much to thank the creator for, we need to get busy and come back into our true selves, rebuild, save, and protect Afuraka, and the black race.

  3. Blacks need to learn their black Afurakan history, once they know their history, we will be a different people. Afuraka is a special place for black people. When the planet was created, the first humans were Afurakans. The planet at one time was one land mass, nothing but black folks here, the whole planet was Afuraka, then the planet started to divide, when it was done, all the people of the world was on one continent, except black people. The creator put all the other groups together, in Asia, and the hugh rich Afurakan continent for the blacks. That along tell us we were special, kinky hair and black skin. The Europeans, became so envy, and jealous, they decided to take them or make them a continent, Europe. Now everybody knows Europe does not fit the criteria for a continent, the only body of water that comes into play between Europe and Asia is a small river, and a small mountain. The body of water that seperates Afuraka from Europe and Asia is the hugh Mediterranean Sea. Blacks have so much to thank the creator for, we need to get busy and come back into our true selves, rebuild, save, and protect Afuraka, and the black race.

  4. Lyndon Allen says:

    I think Black people are the fist people created on earth in Africa when the earth was one before it divided up into Asia , Europe and North and South America. I think some of the African people are the same ones over the millions of years migrated to Asia, then to China, then to Europe and eventually the Indians from Asia to North and South America. I think what gives the Indians , Chinese, whiteman and other people their light skin looks is caused from the cold or cooler environment of Europe , and Asia. I do believe what I am saying and that with in the next 20 years from now it will prove that I am correct.

  5. So huge in area, yet of so small in importance.

  6. Shaun Black says:

    Importance is subjetive

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