It is a world away from the world we know. But this is how the countries of the world look if maps are based on population size rather than land mass.
Academics came up with the startling images after throwing away 500 years of conventional cartography. The result was this very different global landscape.
The map below shows the distribution of the Earth's population, with the size of each territory showing the relative proportion of people living there. India, China and Japan loom large as they have the largest populations.
Spain bulges beyond recognition while Australia, one of the world's largest countries, is relegated to pipsqueak status
WHICH ARE THE MOST DENSELY POPULATED REGIONS IN THE WORLD? Why?
WHICH ARE THE MOST DENSELY POPULATED COUNTRIES? Is all territory densely populated.