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As per estimations, only one-eighth of Earth's surface is appropriate for inhabitation of human beings. Oceans cover three quarters of the surface, and the remaining one-quarter of land is also either desert (14%), high mountains (27%), or other unsuitable terrains. Alert, on Ellesmere Island in Nunavut, Canada is the northernmost permanent settlement at lat (82°28′N), whereas Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station, in Antarctica is the southernmost point suitable for living, at lat (90°S).
World Map
The 206 listed states of the United Nations depicted on the world map are divided into three categories: 193 member states, 2 observer states, and 11 other states. The 191 sovereign states, are the countries whose sovereignty is official, and no disputes linger. There are 15 states under the category of “sovereignty dispute”. These are 5 member states, 1 observer state and 9 other states.




 
Age of Earth 4.6 billion years
 
Escape Velocity 6.95 miles/s
 
Radius of Earth 3,959 miles
 
Total Coastline 372,000 miles
 
Circumference 24,901 miles
 
Orbit Speed 66,700 mph
 
Diameter of Earth 7,918 miles
 
Sun Orbit 365 days
Founder's Desk

Creating the most aesthetically appealing and accurate maps displaying information in a concise manner has been my passion and dream since childhood. This passion culminated into Mapsofworld.com.

Simarprit Singh Founder - Mapsofworld.com

About Us

MapXL, Inc. is a California based subsidiary of Compare Infobase Limited, a premier cartography and GIS company developing & creating maps, and map products for over 18 years. We work in three distinct business domains: Mapping Portals (online), Mapping Projects (custom services), and Mapping Products (Ecommerce).



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Current Events 2019
  • US President bypasses Congress to Approve Billion Dollars of Weapon Sale to Saudi Arabia

    The US President Donald Trump has bypassed the US Congress by using a rarely used federal law for approving US$8 billion weapon sale to Saudi Arabia. He went on to cite the ongoing tensions with Iran and called it a national emergency for approving the deal. Reports say that the US will also sell weapons to its strategic allies in the Middle East - United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Jordan. The US Congress was notified about the decision of this weapon sale to the Saudi Arabia by the United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. In the written statement, Pompeo said that the “immediate sale” of weapons to the Saudis were necessitated after the heightened tensions in the middle Eas...

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  • French President Macron seeks Clarity on Brexit after Theresa May's Resignation

    French President Emmanuel Macron has stressed on the urgent need of “swift clarification” on Brexit after UK Prime Minister Theresa May has resigned. Macron made it clear that to maintain smooth functioning of the European Union there must be clarity on the Brexit issue as Theresa May resigned after failing thrice to come up with a unanimous Withdrawal Agreement of UK from the EU. The concerned Withdrawal Agreement was reached after arduous negotiations between erstwhile British PM Theresa May and the European Union, back in November. The European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s spokesperson Mina Andreeva has said that Juncker “appreciated working with P...

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  • US National Security Adviser Calls North Korean Missile Tests a Violation of UN Resolution

    On Saturday, US National Security Adviser John Bolton has said that the recent North Korean missile launches have violated the resolution adopted by the UN Security Council. He went on to urge North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un to return to the negotiation table on the issue of denuclearizing DPRK. The announcement came just hours before the US President Donald Trump arrives in Japan on a 4-day visit. This is the first time any high ranking US official called the recent North Korean short-range missile tests a violation of UN resolution. Bolton stressed on the fact that “the U.N. resolution prohibits the launch of any ballistic missiles”. John Bolton also said that the US...

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  • Need for Sustainable Tourism

    In an effort to avoid strain, and long-term damage to its infrastructure and ecology, the Netherlands tourism board has decided to initiate steps to stop hordes of tourists from flocking to the city of Amsterdam. Fueled by cheap international airfares, the number of tourists to the city has been multiplying at a faster pace. Add to that a beautiful and functional major airport (Schiphol), that further serves as a major transport hub in Europe. While this certainly brings in billions of Euros, it also impacts the daily lives of city residents. Hence, restrictions are sought to be imposed on accommodations like Airbnb rentals within the...

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  • European Parliament Elections

    European Parliament is set for a change, as people in 28 different EU countries of Europe cast their vote to elect members from May 23 to 26, 2019. Uncertainty surrounding Brexit, economic problems of the eurozone, and refugee-influx related problems are likely to influence the outcome. Going forward, the 751 elected members are expected to pass a number of laws dealing with topics like climate change, and integrity of data on social media platforms.

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