The more you know…

An image has been going around for some time, showing that Africa is bigger than China, USA, India, Japan and all of Europe combined. Indeed, Africa is 3 times bigger than China. China is the third (or fourth biggest country, depending on the definition) in the world with an area of 6.4% of the total of the world.

Here you can see a preview of the image:

True Size of Africa - Africa is bigger than China, China is more populated than Africa

True size of Africa, by Kai Krause. See the full original version

But wait!

In population however (you knew it was coming), China is more populated than Africa!

Even compared with whole African and European continents:

  • 1,338 million – China
  • 1,000 million – Africa
  • 910 million – American continents
  • 830 million – Europe

China has 33% more people than Africa.

And 61% more than Europe.