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The anamorphisis proposed by the Cité de l'économie
will show you the world in a way you may have never seen it.

Select the indicator of your choice at the top left of the screen
and then click on the 'Run the animation' button.

The surface of each country on the map then becomes proportional to the chosen indicator.
Thus, two countries that have the same value for this indicator
will have the same surface after transformation.

For some indicators, you can follow the evolution of the map over time by clicking the ► button that appears at the bottom left of the map.

The indicator currently selected is:
"Total population, 1960-2014"

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This indicator shows population developments in each country between 1960 and 2014 according to United Nations data. In the space of 55 years, the total population has more than doubled to stand at just over 7.2 billion people.
Africa saw the strongest demographic growth, with a trebling of its population. The population of the Americas, Asia and Oceania more than doubled over this period. In 2014, 6 out of 10 people lived in Asia, mainly in China and India.
Six out of 10 people live in Asia; China, India and the United States are the most populous countries in the world.   Find out more
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