Oct 28, 2013

Not really quite what it looks like

Things are not what they seem. Look at this map from google... if you compare the relative size of the UK or France with that from Colombia, it looks like they are about the same size. France looks even a bit bigger. However, Colombia is 4.6 times larger than the UK in area and 1.6 times larger than France...

Area of Colombia: 1'138.910 km²
Area of the UK: 243.610 km²
Area of France: 675.843 km²

Now, while the UK is only 907 km from South to North (measured using Google Earth) and France 954 km, Colombia however is 1805 km long!!! WOW!!!

Or is it an optical illusion?

Not really quite what it looks like

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