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Visualizing Countries by Share of Our Planet’s Surface

 The Total Surface Area of Earth is approximately 510 million square km (197 million sq mi). However, the land occupies only 29 percent of the planets’ surface (148 million sq km or 57 million sq mi). Antarctica is the most giant landmass covering 2.7 percent of the Earth’s surface (14 million sq km or 5. million sq mi).  The largest nations by surface area are Russia (3.4%), Canada (2.0%), China (1.9%), United States (1.9%), Brazil (1.7%), and Australia (1.5%). Collectively they occupy about 12.2 percent of the Earth’s surface. Europe excludes Russia, and Greenland makes up 1.2 percent of the planet’s surface. Deserts make up 33% or a third of the land’s surface area. VisualCapitalist made a splendid chart, visualizing the surface of our Earth. Seventy percent of the planet's total surface is covered with water (362 million sq km or 140 million sq mi): 27 percent territorial waters (exclusive economic zones) and 43 percent worldwide waters beyond national jurisdiction. Ninety-sev

The Great Lakes mapped

The Great Lakes are the largest freshwater system on the planet. The five Great Lakes: Superior, Huron, Michigan, Ontario, and Erie, cover an area of ​​ almost 95 thousand sq mi (244 thousand sq km) and are all connected by many rivers and lakes, creating the Great Lakes are amongst the world’s 15 largest lakes. Here is the Great Lakes map in the watercolor style created by the team using Digital Elevation Model data. By the saturation of the blue color, you can see that the deepest lake is Superior. Erie has the least mean depth of the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes’ surface area is more extensive than Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont combined. The Great Lakes contain 5.4 thousand cu mi (22.5 cu km) of surface freshwater on the planet or 6 quadrillion gallons of freshwater (22.7 quadrillion liters), accounting for about 21% of the global’s surface freshwater or 84% of North America’s surface freshwater or more than