octubre 03, 2008

The Atlas of the Real World

En telegraph.co.uk encontré una galería muy interesante del Atlas del mundo plasmado con diferentes criterios.

Muy interesante poder analizar en forma gráfica varios temas de índole mundial y poder comparar con criterios como la riqueza, el HIV e inmigración.

International immigrants

The size of each territory indicates the number of international immigrants living there. The United States receives the highest number of international immigrants, while Andorra has the highest proportion - four out of five people in Andorra are immigrants. The Philippines and Guyuna have the lowest proportion - just one in 500.

Tourist destinations
The size of each country indicates the proportion of international tourist trips made there.
Western Europe receives 46 per cent of world tourist trips, while just 0.1 per cent of trips are made to Central Africa.

Rail travel
India accounts for a fifth of the total distance covered by trains throughout the world, China another fifth and Japan a tenth. Nearly a third of territories have no railway network at all.

Wealth in the year 1
The size of each territory shows the GDP, adjusted for local purchasing power, of the equivalent territory in 1 AD. The Americas appear small, partly because fewer people lived there in year 1 AD.

Wealth in the year 1900
The effects of the industrial revolution have become apparent here - the United Kingdom has the highest estimated GDP per person.

Projected wealth in the year 2015
China seems set to come full circle from 2,000 years ago. If estimates are correct, by 2015 China will be producing 27 per cent of the world's wealth, up from just five per cent in 1960.

HIV prevalence
The size of each territory shows the number of people aged 15 to 49 with HIV. The highest prevalence exists in Swaziland, where 38 per cent of 15 to 49-year-olds carry the virus. More than a fifth of people in Botswana, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Namibia, within this age range, carry HIV.

Nuclear weapons
As of 2002, eight countries are known or suspected to have strategic nuclear weapons: the United States, Russia, France, China, the United Kingdom, Israel, India and Pakistan.

Fuente telegraph.co.uk

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