Once a month we’re sharing MUST SEE MAPS…just because they’re cool and sometimes the really cool stuff doesn’t fit into one of our tidy theme weeks.

Australia is BIG. We ran across this amazing infographic on Visual.ly and loved how it visually communicated the geographic and demographic data of Australia.


from Visual.ly: Australia is the largest island nation on earth, and the 6th largest country by land mass (after Russia, Canada, China, USA and Brazil). It is 12 times largest than Europe’s largest country (France), and larger than these 24 countries combined. Australia is big not just geographically, but also demographically. Australia is growing at 1.6% per year, which not only exceeds every other OECD member nation, but it is above the world average of 1.1%, and above countries

such as Indonesia, India, and Malaysia. At 23 million, our population is ranked 52 out of the world’s 242 countries, and as evident in this graphic, larger than these 21 countries combined.

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originally posted at: http://visual.ly/big-australia-geographically-demographically by: McCrindle Research