Why Do Western Maps Shrink Africa?

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Reveals CNN while narrating How Western states used maps to downplay size of the dark continent

Countries that comfortably fit into Africa

Somaliland sun- The Mercator projection has been used as a template for world maps since its creation in 156 and continues to shape people’s image of the world
The projection shows Africa as being smaller than it is but in reality and though Home to six time zones, its endless plains spread from ocean to ocean, dominating great swathes of the northern half of the globe, three Canadas would comfortably fit inside Africa.

So What’s the real size of Africa?
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