Comparisons of Wealth, Area, and Population

Figure 1. The 1990 world is mapped with regions and nations showing the relative size of their gross domestic product (GDP). Compare the size of regions and nations with the map below showing the areas of each nation and region. Fifteen percent of the world's population in North America, Europe, and Japan has 50% of the affluence as measured by GDP.

Figure 2. The world is mapped in proportion to area. This shows the large size of the South American and African continents. Click on the world area for wealth and poverty case studies of urban areas.
Figure 3. The world is in proportion to 1990 population. The map shows the high population densities of India, China, and Southeast Asia.


For details see: Smith 1995 and 1983 gap between rich and poor.

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