why does Russia look bigger than Africa and South America on the map when my teacher says it isn't?
- 9 years agoFavorite Answer
Because the Earth is spherical and when it's put on a flat, rectangular map, the areas near the poles (like the Arctic and Antarctic regions, including Russia) are stretched out and look bigger than they are. If you look at a globe, you will have a better idea of the sizes of countries/continents.
- Anonymous4 years ago
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