Map Shows Population Density As Planet Reaches 7 Billion People

With the world’s population now surpassing 7 billion, a Boston-based design firm has published a map illustrating the planet’s population density, including detailed visualizations of the most densely populated cities. READ MORE

 

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In a new map of global population density, Fathom Information Design used circles of various sizes and hues to represent population density, with larger, darker circles showing areas with fewer people, and smaller, lighter circles representing the world’s most crowded cities and regions. The highly populated cities of China, for instance, contain a series of tightly packed orange and yellow dots, while Saharan Africa is represented with larger, darkly hued dots. (Fathom Information Design)

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