World Map

We have already added a map of the world for 2019. Have a look for yourself.

Above we have a simple World Map with continents and Regions in different colors. Here at “Map of Europe” we realized that many users coming to our site wanted to look at a map of the world and the continents and regions.

World Map with Countries

World Map with Continents and Countries
World Map with Continents and Countries

We have a Political World Map below with countries outlined but we have been asked many times to breakout the continents in the map to make them more obvious. We have done this above and this image will become the foundation of our “World Map 2020”. The year 2019 has not ended so the final layout for the chart above has not been finalized. The above image is an easy to use learning guide for schools and colleges. This page will become a repository for all future maps of the world from now on.

Continental borders are a little ambiguous and fluid at the moment and we tried to cater for this by adding some regions.

Below is a list continental border anomalies.

  • Western Russia is marked as being part of Asia even though generally it is considered part of Europe. We did this because we felt there was room on the web for a simpler version of a world map, one that ignored some of the border ambiguities.
  • We have added the Middle East as a region. This was due to many users emailing us and asking how does the middle east relate to the rest of the world.
  • Australasia is marked in aqua and this region is sometimes referred to as Oceania. This is not strictly accurate but like we said above these matters are somewhat ambiguous. Strictly speaking the content is generally referred to as just Australia.
  • Egypt is marked as Part of Africa above. While this is strictly correct it could have also fallen in under the region of the Middle East.

This map is not meant to be a definitive or even strictly accurate depiction of the world. As we said earlier that tends to be fluid anyway. This map is meant to be a quick reference guide for students and teachers to use when doing geography or cartography on the fly.

 

Political Map of the World

A world map is usually a map of the surface of the Earth, which is often made utilizing any one of a variety of map projections. Maps of the world in most cases are either ‘physical’ or ‘political’, but there are exceptions to this rule. The goal of the physical map is usually to demonstrate attributes of geography like mountains, soil variety or even land utilization.
The most crucial function of the political map is to demonstrate territorial borders and political boundaries. These are not always clear cut but most political maps of the world will try and give you a best match fora certain point in history. Geological maps demonstrate not just the physical surface area, but attributes of the underlying rock, fault lines, and sub surface structures.

When travelling the world and taking advantage of cheap flights, it is important to get travel insurance. It will give you that extra peace of mind, knowing that even if you luggage doesn’t make it. You will not be left out in the cold. There are many types of travel insurance, so pick the right one for you. Some of the types that are most commonly used are Medical Travel insurance, Trip Protection, Luggage and Car Rental Protection and Delay coverage.

World Map for 2019.

Has much changed since we added World Map 2018 ? Not really. There are still wars raging in the middle east that threaten to change the face of the world map but borders have not been redrawn as yet.

There is still Putin’s Russia pressurising the Ukraine, which has potential to change the face of the world map and redraw some borders in Europe.

Africa is surprisingly stable for now and not much has changed on that continent.

China’s military is becoming more recalcitrant in the the South China Sea and some of the islands and atolls it has squatted on have the potential to change China’s borders but with an increasingly aggressive president in the USA, we might see some flash points in this area.

Here at Europe map, we now have a Europe Map for 2019.

This is possibly the best and most easily read political map of Europe

 

World Map 2019
World Map for 2019

Click above – World Map for 2018.

It is basically a political world map although it does not use the traditional political map colors. Those colors are so 1995 anyway.

In this world map we include all the countries of the world and their related capital cities. It is a relatively large map at 2908 pixels by 1467 pixels. Also, it shows the relationship between the new Europe map and the other continents in the world. Another good reference for world maps is this page on Wikipedia.

Another thing that makes this map of the world stand out is that it includes all the little island archipelagos of the world. So if you are going to one of those remote holiday destinations like the Canary Islands. On this map you will be able to see where it relates to the rest of the world.

If you want to enlarge the map click on it and then click on the little “x” in the top right corner to get the biggest possible version of the map. You will have to scroll around it as it generally to large for most computer screens.

One of the new countries it lists is South Sudan, which is probably Africa’s most recent country. other non European countries that are listed are New Zealand, Mexico, Thailand and North Korea.

Some European countries that are listed are FranceGermanyIcelandCroatia and Denmark.

Enjoy the free use of this map of the world and we hope to bring you guys more in the near future.

We kept the  Old World Map below:

World Map with Continents

A simple World Map
Click on the World Map above to zoom in

List of Countries in the World and the Capital Cities

 

COUNTRYCAPITAL
AFGHANISTANKABUL
ALBANIATIRANA
ALGERIAALGIERS
ANDORRAANDORRA LA VELLA
ANGOLALUANDA
ANTIGUA & BARBUDASAINT JOHN’S
ARGENTINABUENOS AIRES
ARMENIAYEREVAN
AUSTRALIACANBERRA
AUSTRIAVIENNA
AZERBAIJANBAKU
BAHAMAS, THENASSAU
BAHRAINMANAMA
BANGLADESHDHAKA
BARBADOSBRIDGETOWN
BELARUSMINSK
BELGIUMBRUSSELS
BELIZEBELMOPAN
BENINPORTO-NOVO
BHUTANTHIMPHU
BOLIVIASUCRE
BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINASARAJEVO
BOTSWANAGABORONE
BRAZILBRASILIA
BRUNEIBANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
BULGARIASOFIA
BURKINA FASOOUAGADOUGOU
BURUNDIBUJUMBURA
CABO VERDEPRAIA
CAMBODIAPHNOM PENH
CAMEROONYAOUNDE
CANADAOTTAWA
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLICBANGUI
CHADN’DJAMENA
CHILESANTIAGO
CHINABEIJING
COLOMBIABOGOTÁ
COMOROSMORONI
CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THEKINSHASA
COSTA RICASAN JOSE
CÔTE D’IVOIREYAMOUSSOUKRO
CROATIAZAGREB
CUBAHAVANA
CYPRUSNICOSIA
CZECH REPUBLICPRAGUE
DENMARKCOPENHAGEN
DJIBOUTIDJIBOUTI (CITY)
DOMINICAROSEAU
DOMINICAN REPUBLICSANTO DOMINGO
ECUADORQUITO
EGYPTCAIRO
EL SALVADORSAN SALVADOR
EQUATORIAL GUINEAMALABO
ERITREAASMARA
ESTONIATALLINN
ESWATINIMBABANE
ETHIOPIAADDIS ABABA
FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIAPALIKIR
FIJISUVA
FINLANDHELSINKI
FRANCEPARIS
GABONLIBREVILLE
GAMBIA, THEBANJUL
GEORGIATBILISI
GERMANYBERLIN
GHANAACCRA
GREECEATHENS
GRENADASAINT GEORGE’S
GUATEMALAGUATEMALA CITY
GUINEACONAKRY
GUINEA-BISSAUBISSAU
GUYANAGEORGETOWN
HAITIPORT-AU-PRINCE
HONDURASTEGUCIGALPA
HUNGARYBUDAPEST
ICELANDREYKJAVIK
INDIANEW DELHI
INDONESIAJAKARTA
IRANTEHRAN
IRAQBAGHDAD
IRELANDDUBLIN
ISRAELJERUSALEM
ITALYROME
JAMAICAKINGSTON
JAPANTOKYO
JORDANAMMAN
KAZAKHSTANNUR-SULTAN
KENYANAIROBI
KIRIBATISOUTH TARAWA
KOSOVOPRISTINA
KUWAITKUWAIT CITY
KYRGYZSTANBISHKEK
LAOSVIENTIANE
LATVIARIGA
LEBANONBEIRUT
LESOTHOMASERU
LIBERIAMONROVIA
LIBYATRIPOLI
LIECHTENSTEINVADUZ
LITHUANIAVILNIUS
LUXEMBOURGLUXEMBOURG
MADAGASCARANTANANARIVO
MALAWILILONGWE
MALAYSIAKUALA LUMPUR
MALDIVESMALE
MALIBAMAKO
MALTAVALLETTA
MARSHALL ISLANDSMAJURO
MAURITANIANOUAKCHOTT
MAURITIUSPORT LOUIS
MEXICOMEXICO CITY
MOLDOVACHISINAU
MONACOMONACO
MONGOLIAULAANBAATAR
MONTENEGROPODGORICA
MOROCCORABAT
MOZAMBIQUEMAPUTO
MYANMARNAY PYI TAW
NAMIBIAWINDHOEK
NAURUYAREN DISTRICT
NEPALKATHMANDU
NETHERLANDSAMSTERDAM
NEW ZEALANDWELLINGTON
NICARAGUAMANAGUA
NIGERNIAMEY
NIGERIAABUJA
NORTH KOREAPYONGYANG
NORTH MACEDONIASKOPJE
NORWAYOSLO
OMANMUSCAT
PAKISTANISLAMABAD
PALAUNGERULMUD
PALESTINEEAST JERUSALEM
PANAMAPANAMA CITY
PAPUA NEW GUINEAPORT MORESBY
PARAGUAYASUNCIÓN
PERULIMA
PHILIPPINESMANILA
POLANDWARSAW
PORTUGALLISBON
QATARDOHA
REPUBLIC OF THE CONGOBRAZZAVILLE
ROMANIABUCHAREST
RUSSIAMOSCOW
RWANDAKIGALI
SAINT KITTS & NEVISBASSETERRE
SAINT LUCIACASTRIES
SAINT VINCENT & THE GRENADINESKINGSTOWN
SAMOAAPIA
SAN MARINOSAN MARINO
SÃO TOMÉ & PRÍNCIPESÃO TOMÉ
SAUDI ARABIARIYADH
SENEGALDAKAR
SERBIABELGRADE
SEYCHELLESVICTORIA
SIERRA LEONEFREETOWN
SINGAPORESINGAPORE
SLOVAKIABRATISLAVA
SLOVENIALJUBLJANA
SOLOMON ISLANDSHONIARA
SOMALIAMOGADISHU
SOUTH AFRICABLOEMFONTEIN, CAPE TOWN, PRETORIA
SOUTH KOREASEOUL
SOUTH SUDANJUBA
SPAINMADRID
SRI LANKACOLOMBO, SRI JAYAWARDENEPURA KOTTE
SUDANKHARTOUM
SURINAMEPARAMARIBO
SWEDENSTOCKHOLM
SWITZERLANDBERN
SYRIADAMASCUS
TAJIKISTANDUSHANBE
TANZANIADODOMA
THAILANDBANGKOK
TIMOR-LESTEDILI
TOGOLOMÉ
TONGANUKUʻALOFA
TRINIDAD & TOBAGOPORT OF SPAIN
TUNISIATUNIS
TURKEYANKARA
TURKMENISTANASHGABAT
TUVALUFUNAFUTI
UGANDAKAMPALA
UKRAINEKIEV
UNITED ARAB EMIRATESABU DHABI
UNITED KINGDOM*LONDON
UNITED STATESWASHINGTON, D.C.
URUGUAYMONTEVIDEO
UZBEKISTANTASHKENT
VANUATUPORT VILA
VATICAN CITYVATICAN CITY
VENEZUELACARACAS
VIETNAMHANOI
YEMENSANA’A
ZAMBIALUSAKA
ZIMBABWEHARARE

Latest Coronavirus World Map

Coronavirus Outbreak

As of todays date (18th of February 2020) the Coronavirus has infected 73,259 individuals and killed 1,868. The vast majority being from China and of those Chinese most are from Hubei province. As the The humanitarian costs of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continue to rise we will be updating the above map of the World showing all the regions infected. We will also be real time updating the table below as more data comes in on infections and casualties.

Before updating the above map and the table below we confirm numbers with  China CDC (CCDC), Hong Kong Department of Health, Macau Government, Taiwan CDC, European CDC (ECDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and USCDC. We also consult the relevant authorities in Australia (Australia Government Department of Health), and Canada.

The JHU is also doing an outstanding job in tracking COVID-19 around the world. They have a very up to date data in a github repository here which we may switch to if the workload gets to high.

 

Table of Coronavirus Cases around the World

Confirmed CasesCountry
72,363Mainland China
454Diamond Princess
77Singapore
66Japan
60Hong Kong
35Thailand
30South Korea
22Malaysia
22Taiwan
16Germany
16Vietnam
15Australia
15US
12France
10Macau
9United Arab Emirates
9UK
8Canada
3Italy
3Philippines
3India
2Russia
2Spain
1Nepal
1Cambodia
1Belgium
1Finland
1Sweden
1Egypt
1Sri Lanka

World Map 2020

Map of the World 2020

Above we have a new world map for 2020. Not much has changed since 2019. Brexit is destined to happen now that Boris Johnson won a thumping majority in the UK parliament. However that does not affect the borders marked on this map at all. The United States Department of State recognizes 195 independent countries but not all are shown on this map because some are to small for the scale of the map.

This is not a terrain relief map it is a political map of the world. So it does not show all the different topography that some of our other maps shop. This world map was designed a quick and easy reference to all the major countries in the world. It also references all the populated continents including Europe, Asia, North America, South America and Australasia (Australia).

As a political map it shows all the current boundaries for the countries represented and shows comparative size of the countries in question. Some distortion may occur as the earth is a sphere and this map of the world is a flat representation. Most distortion will occur around the equator as that is where the earth bulges due to its rotation.

If there is a change in borders during the year 2020 we do one of two possible procedures. The map above will be replaced by a new map or we will add the changed map into the page as it stands.

For a list of all our older world maps go to our World Map page

List of countries in the World

Afghanistan
Algeria
Angola
Argentina
Australia
Azerbaijan
Bangladesh
Belarus
Bhutan
Bolivia
Botswana
Brazil
Bulgaria
Burma
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Central African Republic
Chad
Chile
China
Colombia
Costa Rica
Cote d’Ivoire
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Denmark
Djibouti
Ecuador
Egypt
Eritrea
Estonia
eSwatini
Ethiopia
Fiji
Finland
France
French Guiana
Gabon
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Greenland
Guatemala
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Honduras
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Libya
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Mali
Mauritania
Mexico
Mongolia
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Nepal
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
North Korea
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Republic of the Congo
Romania
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Africa
South Korea
South Sudan
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Suriname
Svalbard (Norway)
Sweden
Syria
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Togo
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
U.A.E.
Uganda
Ukraine
United Kingdom
United States
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Venezuela
Vietnam
Western Sahara
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe
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Time Zone World Map

Why Do We Need a Time Zone World Map

The planet earth is broken up into regions we call time zones. They basically follow the cycle of the sun as the earth spins and different parts of the world face the sun. Humans need to sleep and we generally do this activity at night time. In this era of transcontinental corporations and business enterprises, time zones are more important than ever.

Time Zone World Map
Time Zone World Map

The world timezone map begins and ends at Greenwich a suburb of London in the UK. The map is based around what was formerly known as Greenwich mean time but is now known as Coordinated Universal Time. The World Map we have above is centred in Greenwich and to the left and right are the farthest points away from this line and are -11 hours away from Coordinated Universal Time. The countries in this furthest timezone are territories like American Samoa and the Jarvis Islands. Interestingly it is these tiny little countries that are the first to celebrate new years every year.

Each timezone is one hour in length so there are 24 separate time zones as there are twenty four hours in a day. You can see that the each timezone on the world map above is not straight. This is because time zones only apply to landmasses above the oceans and will generally try to take sovereign territories into account. Islands are generally included with the large landmasses that are nearby although in cases like Indonesia that is one big archipelago there are multiple time zones spread across the country.

How Many Time Zones Are There In Europe?

There are 4 time zones in Europe. The UK, Portugal, Ireland and Iceland are grouped together in the 0 UTC. Norway, Sweden, Denmark, The Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Italy Germany, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Switzerland Poland, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Albania and Macedonia are all grouped together in +1 UTC. Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Moldova, Roumania, Bulgaria and Greece are grouped together in +2 UTC. Finally we have Russia, Belarus and Turkey grouped together in +3 UTC, although it is still debatable if Turkey is considered part of Europe.

There have been arguments to increase the length of each time zone to 2 or 3 hours. Pundits feel this would simplify things as it would reduce the number of time zones and countries like the USA would only have 1 time zone and just use daylight saving to adjust for daylight hours. Realistically this would actually just make things more difficult for individuals even if business would probably applaud the innovation.

Speaking of business and time zones. There are places around the world like Adelaide in Australia that should technically be 1 hour behind the large and influential cities of Sydney and Melbourne but have agreed to adjust the time zone purely for commercial reasons. So instead of being +9 UTC, for all intense and purposes Adelaide is +9.5 UTC.

The International Space Station is travelling at 17,500 mph (28,000 km/h) and can do 16 revolutions of the earth in a day. It is therefore passing through multiple time zones a day. Astronauts aboard the ISS log events against GMT/UTC just to simply procedures.

 

 

 

 

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Pokemon Go Regional Exclusives Map

Pokemon Go Regional Exclusives Map

Pokemon Go has swept the world by storm. We here at Map of Europe all play the game. In pokemon Go there are pokemon that can only be found in certain regions. These are called regional exclusives and here we have a map that will help Pokemon Go traveler work out what regional exclusive is likely to be caught in the area that they are in.

The 6 regional exclusive pokemon are as follows:

  • Tauros – found in North America, mostly in the USA.
  • Heracross – Found in South America, although it can be found in southern parts of the USA like Florida.
  • Mr Mime – Found in Western and Central Europe.
  • Kangaskan – Found in Australasia, mainly in Australia.
  • Farfetch’d – Found in East Asia. Countries like Japan, North and South Korea.
  • Corsola _ This pokemon is interesting as far as we can tell it is found in a band that stretches across the whole globe. The band is roughly between between the latitudes of 31 North and 26 South.

So there you go Pokemon Trainers, get out there and catch those rare Pokemon.

 

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Russia Loves Donald Trump

Russia loves Donald trumpMost other G20 countries around the world favor Clinton over Trump but not Russia. looking at the image above you can see that Clinton has a lead over Trump in almost every other G20 country. unsurprisingly Clinton has the biggest lead in Mexico, the country that the Donald wants to wall of from the USA. Even china prefers Clinton over Donald but not Russia.

I guess the Russians love their flamboyant, over the top, strongman heads of state. In some ways the Donald is like America’s version of Putin and so it makes sense that the Russians would gravitate towards him.

One interesting point is that Canada is near the bottom of approving of Hillary over Trump. Being 3rd from the bottom is probably showing that Canada is not totally won over by the Clinton marketing machine and is more conservative than they are given credit for.

Posted on Categories World