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The vacant 1/3

January 13, 2014

The northernmost 1/3 of North America is home to less than 1 million people. The attached graphic shows perhaps a bit of colour where Anchorage (pop.~300,000) is located. Otherwise, at this scale the map shows a blank space.



Obviously the cold climate is a big reason why the population of the far north is so low. Interestingly, the same latitudes in Europe and Asia (Russia) are significantly more densely populated than in North America.



Source: @planetpics via ZeroHedge