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    [–] [OC] Continents & Countries Compared VizzuHQ 1 points ago in dataisbeautiful

    What would have been the correct way to deal with this issue in your opinion?

    [–] [OC] Continents & Countries Compared VizzuHQ 1 points ago in dataisbeautiful

    You're right. But listing it under Europe would then change the Asian data quite a bit. So there is no good solution when one country can only belong to one continent which is the case here.

    [–] [OC] Continents & Countries Compared VizzuHQ 1 points ago in dataisbeautiful

    Surface area is an indicator the World Bank uses. We just wanted to use something that describers the size of a country pretty well.

    [–] [OC] Continents & Countries Compared VizzuHQ 1 points ago in dataisbeautiful

    I think the issue here is that World Banks classifies countries and since they listed Russia as an Asian country, Europe got smaller...

    Sorry about that and thanks for noticing.

    [–] [OC] Continents & Countries Compared VizzuHQ 2 points ago in dataisbeautiful

    No, not that. But you're right that something is messed up here. It looks like the World Bank changed the surface area for Norway from 385k km2 to 625k km2 from 2012 to 2013. I have no idea why they did so but it's strange indeed.

    [–] [OC] Continents & Countries Compared VizzuHQ 2 points ago in dataisbeautiful

    We're planning an update later. Thanks for the suggestion

    [–] [OC] Continents & Countries Compared VizzuHQ 1 points ago in dataisbeautiful

    That is something to start with. So you can compare the other valuables in relation to the size of the area.

    [–] [OC] Continents & Countries Compared VizzuHQ 1 points ago in dataisbeautiful

    We love the penguins but it's not a country, so no data about it in the World Bank database.

    [–] [OC] Continents & Countries Compared VizzuHQ 2 points ago in dataisbeautiful

    That's a result of our software being in pre-beta phase. Thanks for the suggestion.

    [–] [OC] Continents & Countries Compared VizzuHQ 1 points ago in dataisbeautiful

    Sure. You'll always find it here then. Just bookmark this post and you're all set :)

    [–] [OC] Continents & Countries Compared VizzuHQ 1 points ago in dataisbeautiful

    1. That's the most recent year for which World Bank has data for almost all of the countries.

    [–] [OC] Continents & Countries Compared VizzuHQ 2 points ago in dataisbeautiful

    We're planning on doing so. Thanks for the suggestion