The areas where 95% of the population live

For each country globally, the red area shows where 95% of them live; the percentage is how much land this represents for each country.

The areas where less than 5 percent of the population live
Reddit user: neilrkaye

The map was created using country data and population data (1, 2). Using R dataset was created that represented the top 95 percent of every country’s population, i.e., the most highly populated grid cells that added up to 95% of each country’s population.

The map shows that people in Indis populate a large proportion of its land (71%), whereas in Canada and Australia, unsurprisingly, the population is concentrated in a minimal area (2% and 1%).

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