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A Staggering Spatial Comparison Of Alaska And Pluto

Alaska Versus Pluto

Yes, Alaska is that big–or perhaps Pluto is just that small. While Pluto (6,427,806 sq mi) is approximately 10 times larger than Alaska, the tiny planet actually has less surface area than Russia (6,592,800 sq mi), Alaska’s not-too-distant neighbor.

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38 U.S. Census Maps That Reveal The True America

Map America Foreign Language

In 1874, the U.S. Census Bureau published the Statistical Atlas of the United States. For the first time, essential information about who we were, where we lived and how we lived was available in the form of user-friendly U.S. census maps that could be accessed by all. The Bureau continued to publish atlases after each census until 1930, when the powers that be decided to cease production. In fact, no such atlas was produced again until 2007, when the Bureau published the Census Atlas of the United States, based on the results of the 2000 census. But with no plans in the works for an atlas based on the 2010 census (with only some U.S. census maps made available and hardly anyone else stepping up), one intrepid statistician, Dr. Nathan Yau of FlowingData, took matters into his own hands.

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