There are several map projections to describe the world, the most popular ones being those of Peters and Mercator. But guess what, the Mercator projection distorts reality. It clearly represents the world from the Northern hemisphere’s point of view. Continents are arranged according to a particular vision and their sizes are modified. As a result, the countries in temperate zones seem larger than they actually are.

The Peters projection, on the other hand, is a map projection that takes into account the actual size of the continents.

Consequently, in the Mercator projection, Greenland appears to be larger than the African continent, when in fact it is 14 or 15 times smaller…

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