The geographically accurate cartogram above represents the size of the counties based on their population. New York City makes up nearly half (42.19%) of the state's population and thus takes up a much larger portion of the state's landmass than it currently does.
The geographically accurate cartogram above resizes the counties based on the number of votes cast in the Senate race between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones. The more votes cast in a county, the larger it is on the map. This cartogram shows that Jones won the four largest counties (Jefferson, Madison, Mobile, and Montgomery) whereas Moore won the fifth and sixth largest counties. It proved not to be enough to get him past the post.
The geographically accurate cartogram above represents the population of Alabama's counties. The more populous a county is, the larger it is on the map. This cartogram shows that Jefferson, Madison, and Mobile are the most populous counties by far and together the three counties account for just under 30 percent of the state's total population. This, in a state with 67 counties.
The geographically accurate cartogram above represents the size of the states based on their number of think tanks. Washington DC contains one out of every five think tanks in the US. Think tanks are clearly an east coast phenomenon.
The cartogram above represents the size of the states of the EU based on the number of think tanks. The United Kingdom contains one out of every five think tanks in the Union. With its impending exit, the EU is poised to lose 20 percent of its think tanks.
The cartogram above represents the size of the states of the EU based on the number of hectares they dedicate to harvesting oats, the larger the state the more hectares it dedicates to oat production. Spain dedicates the greatest amount of land but Poland is not far behind. These two countries combined account for just over one-third of the land dedicated to oat production in the EU.
Today a look at barley production in the European Union. Spain dedicates the greatest amount of land but France and Germany are not far behind. These three countries combined account for just under half the land dedicated to barley production in the EU.
Today a look at rye production in the European Union. Poland dominates the EU with regard to the amount of land dedicated to the crop. It alone accounts for over half of the hectares that are dedicated to rye production in the Union. With Spain and Denmark, the three countries account for over three-fourths of the land dedicated to harvesting rye. There is one major caveat however, Eurostat has considered Germany's data unreliable for several years now and thus has not included data for Germany. Going back to 2009, the last year data for Germany is available, Germany allocated almost the same amount of land as Poland. So keep that in mind when viewing this map. A major producer is not included.
Today a look at wheat production in the European Union. Unlike potato production, there is no geographic area that dominates the amount of land dedicated to the staple grain. There are both northern and southern states that dedicate many hectares to it as well as eastern and central European states. Only western Europe (in the geographical sense) does not dedicate much land to the crop.
Last week, the focus was on common Thanksgiving foods and which states produce them. Today a look at potato production in the European Union. Unlike the United States, there is no one state that completely dominates production of the crop. Rather, in the EU it takes both Germany and Poland to take up the share that Idaho takes up in the US. Not unlike the US though, potatoes are primarily produced in northern states.