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Very Interesting Maps That Will Show You Some Very Different Views of the World

When some folks out there say that they think maps are boring, I don’t even know how to respond. Maps are awesome! They tell us so much about the world, where we came from, and where we’re headed.

And there’s a really cool page on Reddit where people post all kinds of interesting maps that give us unique perspectives on the world.

So why don’t we take a look at a collection of fascinating maps that we think will give you some very different perspectives on the world.

Let’s take a look!

1. Not a whole lot of open space in Western Europe.

You can easily spot the major cities.

Light pollution map of Europe from MapPorn

2. This is really cool.

Switzerland for Nevada. Who knew?!?!

Each States Biggest Export Trading Partner. from MapPorn

3. All broken up by different groups back then.

Look at how divided Ireland was.

Europe 1444 without any writing from MapPorn

4. Baptist stronghold across the American South.

What does your region look like?

Leading church bodies from MapPorn

5. This guy really got around.

There’s a reason why we still know his name.

Map of Marco Polo’s travels from MapPorn

6. Here is what people are living under right now.

The “Disputed” category sure is interesting.

Ruling political ideologies (As of 21st November 2020) from MapPorn

7. Not too many native Irish speakers left anymore.

It has eroded over time.

This absolutely broke my heart. from ireland

8. This is terrifying.

Slavery is definitely NOT a thing of the past.

Mapping the Prevalence of Modern Slavery Across the World (sex slavery included) from MapPorn

9. Let’s take a trip back in time.

Don’t you just love history?!?! I know I do!

Europe 305AD from MapPorn

10. Take a look at all the World Cup winners.

Brazil is in the lead.

[OC] Topographical map of World Cup winners from MapPorn

11. You better know what to call your bathing suit when you’re in Australia.

I like “boardies” the best.

The right terminology for our beach uniform from australia

12. Brush up on your geography.

Wow! 54 countries packed into Africa.

Number of Countries in the Continents from MapPorn

Those are great!

And now we want to hear from you.

In the comments, tell us which one of these maps you like the best and share some other cool ones for us to enjoy. Thanks a lot!