Half the world’s **7.3 billion people** are living in this tiny yellow marked part on the **map** above and the rest are spread across that vast area in black!

New York-based Max Galka, using gridded population data published by NASA, recorded the global population in this simple world map.

The yellow part is only covering the 1% of the world’s land!

The map above based on a population grid of 28 million cells, that each one measuring 3 miles x 3 miles. Max Galka explains:

- “The yellow region in the map includes every cell with a population of 8,000 or more people. Since each of them has an area of about 9 square miles (14 square km), the population density of each yellow cell is
*at least*900 people per square mile (1.6 km), roughly the same population density as the state of Massachusetts. - Conversely, the black region is made up of those cells with populations of less than 8,000 people. In other terms, the population density throughout the black area is
*less than*900 people per square mile.”

You can download a high resolution version of the map, here.

source Max Galka

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