Africa is BIG. Really, really big. So big in fact, it’s bigger and mightier than China, India, Europe, and the USA, combined. Mind literally blown.
If you look at any ordinary Mercator Projection Map of the World you’ll probably think that places like Canada and the USA are massive.
Massive they are, but those powerful western nations are a lot smaller than you think. So, small in fact that literally most of the world can fit inside the African continent.
So, why is Africa much smaller? Well, you can blame European imperialism for that one. Ancient and modern conquerors chose to make the African continent much smaller to exert their power and authority. Luckily for Africa, they’ve finally been trumped. The joys of graphics, eh?