Yes, it's true.
A globe is a three-dimensional representation of the earth. It provides a way to view the earth as it sits in space. Because the earth is round, we can see only one-half of it at a time. Globes are not always practical because they are not easily portable. And Because you can't display 3D surfaces perfectly in two dimensions, distortions always occur. For example, map projections distort distance, direction, scale, and area.
Yes, Africa is pretty much double the size of Russia too.
Explained by Earth's curvature, makes sense
yup, due to like equator sutff
Yeah just how mapping spheres distorts the image
Unless you're a flat earther
Yes it is true. Projection of maps have always been warped weirdly because it's hard to condense a sphere into a rectangle.
Nope, yet another anti-Russian propaganda.
Funny, now no joke I still don't understand how we can't make a more accurate map, I know that earth is a sphere but I still don't get it. (nvm i can google it up first)
Flat earthers be malding.
kids are discovering that maps arent precise, omegalul
Yes because the earth is flat
ofc it is... i learned that with 8 years old lol...
Every map and 2D cartographic projection of the real world 3D theres distortions... there are different types of maps that distort in different ways, cylindrical, conical, azimuthal... this for example is the most known map because it favors northern countries like " bigger" reinforcing the importance they had at the time of the creation of the maps.
On a 2D projection of the Earth's surface (Mercator projection), the general rule is that the further you go from the equator, the more distortion there is in the size of countries.
The world map has always shown countries by their population size. The large the population the bigger it appears on the map
Look at the distance across Europe then check it with Australia if you don't believe
"about 70% of Earth is water while about 30% is land"
Mercator projection is trash. All the cool kids use the Cassini projection