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The diversity of trees in the United States mapped

According to the US Forest Service paper, about 640 different species of trees in the US, 186 of which are endemic. Maps below present the entire tree species richness and endemic tree species in the US. These maps are based on data  presented  in Atlas of United States Trees. Maps of tree species richness of the United States The southeastern US has the greatest species diversity of trees. The most notable quantity of species of trees grows in the US  states of Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. Liberty County in Florida has the highest tree species richness (138 species) in the US. Maps of tree endemic species richness of the U.S. The southeastern US also has the highest endemicity of tree species. The most significant number of endemic tree species also grow in Liberty County (Florida). Top 10 most common tree species in the U.S. Red Maple or ( Acer rubrum ) Loblolly Pine or ( Pinus taeda ) Loblolly Pine or ( Pinus taeda ) Douglas Fir or ( Pseudotsuga menziesii ) Quaking As

The largest to smallest landmasses in the world

One of the most critical problems of the Mercator projection is that it distorts the territories' actual sizes. The Mercator projection stretches the sizes of landmasses close to the poles as a side effect. As a result, Canada and Russia seem to take up almost 25 percent of the planet's surface, but these nations only own five percent. The map below presents the real size of all nations and dependencies by area.

Nine maps that explain the Mediterranean Sea

The Mediterranean Sea is a sea almost wholly surrounded by land and united to the Atlantic Ocean. It comprises about 2.5 million square kilometers (970 thousand sq mi), but its connection to the Atlantic through the Strait of Gibraltar is only 14 kilometers (9 miles) wide. Below the map compared the Mediterranean Sea to North America. The Mediterranean Sea has an average depth of 1.5 kilometers (0.9 miles), and the deepest recorded point is 5,3 kilometer (3,3 miles) in the Calypso Deep positioned in the Hellenic Trench (Ionian Sea). The Mediterranean Sea was the highway of transportation for merchants and travelers of ancient times, facilitating trade and cultural interchange connecting peoples consolidating three continents: Southern Europe, Western Asia, and North Africa. Below the map of the expansion of European olive over the Mediterranean Basin. An early Semitic speaking civilization, the Phoenicians would come to develop the first cases of thalassocracy, colonization, and city-s