Do you like reading maps and infographics? Personally I like reading them and have always learned a lot while reading the thick atlas. I’m particularly into the interesting maps that show more than just the geographic locations. Yes, you can in fact learn many mind-blowing facts from the maps listed below! Understand more about the world and fun facts around the globe now:

WORLD-WIDE

1. Where street view is available on Google Map

28 Where Google Street View is Available

2. The longest straight-line you can sail in the worldthe-longest-straight-line-you-can-sail-in-the-world

3. The distribution of 9 different types of outlet and plug

7 Geographical spread of 9 different types of outlet and plug

4. Flag map

41 Flag Map

5. Driving orientation by country

(Red – right side, Blue – left side)

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6. 12/24 hour time format used around the world

(Blue – 12, Yellow – 24, Purple – mixed, Grey – not defined)

8 1224 hour time format used around the world

7. McDonald’s around the world

(Red – countries with McDonald’s, Blue – countries without McDonald’s)

43 McDonalds Around the World

8. Map of when McDonald’s first arrived the country

40 Map of when each country got a McDonalds

9. Coffee consumption worldwide

The darker the color, the higher the consumption of coffee.

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10. The only countries Britain did not invade

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11. Map of countries that do not use the metric system

map-of-countires-that-use-metric-system-vs-imperial

12. Religions of the world

33 Religions of the World

13. Map of world poverty by country

*percentage of population living on less than $2 per day

29 Map of world poverty by country, showing percentage of population living on less than $2 per day. Based on the 2009 UN Human Development Report

14. Drought risk around the world

The lighter the color the lower the risk.

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15. In 1992, approximately 29,000 rubber ducks fell off from a cargo ship in Pacific Ocean. This is the route they flowed.

42 Rubbe Duck

16. Riskiest areas to ship where the pirates rule the seas

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17. Average age at first sex

(Red and Orange – Age 15-18, Yellow – Age 19, Green – Age 20-23)

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UNITED STATES

18. Racial segregation in New York

(Blue – White, Green – Black, Red – Asian, Orange – Hispanic)

1 new york map

19. The most popular actress from each state

12 The most popular actress from each state

20. The most popular actor from each state

24 The most popular actor from each state

21. Maximum speed limits In different states

14 Maximum Speed Limits In The US

22. The highest paid public employees by state

US Map of the Highest Paid Public Employees by State

23. Map of the 7,000 rivers that lead to the Mississippi

34 Map of the 7,000 rivers that feed into the Mississippi

24. Map of the most iconic fast food chain in each state

20 A map of the most iconic fast food chain in each state

25. Size and distance comparison between Alaska and the contiguous USA

38 Size and distance comparison of Alaska with the contiguous USA

26. Obesity rate in different state

6 Obesity rate by US state

27. US state unemployment rate by April 2013

25 US state unemployment rates April 2013

28. Most common religions by state

9 Most common religions by state in the US

29. U.S. zip code distribution

2 US zip code

AUSTRALIA & EUROPE

30. A comparison of Australia and U.S.

11 Australia vs US

31. Where 2% of Australia’s population lives37 2 percent of Australias population lives here

32. Kissing norms in France

10 Kissing Norms in Different Regions of France

33. What the UK calls the playground chasing-game13 What the UK calls the playground chasing-game

34. The shortest route through all European capital cities

39 The shortest route through all European capital cities

35. Number of teams in the European football leagues27 Number of teams in the European football leagues

36. Map of most common surnames in Europemap-of-most-common-surnames-in-europe

37. Map of European countries coat of arms23 Map of European countries coat of arms

38. Map of recycling rates across Europe

21 Map of Recycling Rates across Europe

EXTRA

39. The route of a pizza delivery driver on an ordinary day31 A day in the life of this pizza delivery driver

40. Map of where Disney movies’ set

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41. Map of the bed from a cat’s perspective

Cats map of the bed

And finally…..

42. World map tattoo with the visited countries coloredtattoo-of-world-with-countries-visited-colored-in

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Featured photo credit: Magnifying glass and ancient old map via Shutterstock

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