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21 Informative Maps That Will Change Your Worldview

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Which Export Makes the Most Money for Each Country. Image via reddit

We love a good map. Especially one that will make you think twice about the world around you. More than just helping you move from place to place, maps are a great means to easily view information. Wondering what countries are more populous than Bangladesh? Or curious about how many female parliament members there are globally? Luckily, there is something for everyone.

From more serious statistics to silly roundups that will give you party fodder, these diagrams have been carefully crafted by cartographers to deepen your global knowledge. After scouring Chartsbin and the MapPorn subreddit, we’ve curated a list of 21 informative maps that will leave you feeling a bit smarter.

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What Each State Googled More Than Any Other State in 2016

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Freedom in the World

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US States Named for Countries with Similar GDPs, 2015

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Image via Newsweek.

Countries Where Same Sex Marriage is Legal

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Image via Forbes

What Japanese Autocomplete Thinks of the United States

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Image via reddit

Percentage of Female Parliament Members Around the World

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Image via reddit

Third Most Spoken Languages Besides English and Spanish

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Image via reddit.

Obesity in the United States

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Image via reddit

Favorite Holiday Movie in Your Neck of the Woods

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Image via Cable TV

The Products Most Googled in Every Country

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What Percentage of Each State’s Population is Foreign Born?

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Image via Visually

Countries With More People Than Bangladesh

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Image via reddit.

Popularity of The Walking Dead by Location

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Image via reddit

Most Popular Fast Food Joints by State

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Image via reddit

Hair Color of World Leaders


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Alcohol Consumption by State

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Image via reddit

Would You Give Part of Your Income for the Environment?

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Aircraft Passengers by Country

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Most Popular Messaging App in Every Country

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Frequency of Red Hair in Europe

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.

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