Population density heatmap of India

Population density heatmap of India - one of a new series of maps by Robert Szucs of Grasshopper Geography

2000 × 2000

‘Chronology of Bihar

  1. Rich and developed Bihar with best universities in the world, a place for intellectual thinking and spiritual awakening —>
  2. Then Islamic invaders burned universities, chased away the scholars and we lost thousands of years worth of knowledge —>
  3. Then the British came and looted all the wealth causing great suffering and famines —>
  4. Then the British forced the farmers into Indigo and Opium cultivation(Secret plan to destroy China) causing loss of quality of soil and the traditional art based industries like handloom, sculpturing etc were destroyed causing loss of skills.
  5. After Independence, a lot of corruption happened due to poverty and illiteracy causing it to grow slowest among all states —>
  6. Now one of the poorest and least developed places.
  7. A story of tragedy after tragedy from being one of the richest and most developed places in the world’–Fdsn

Belgium gridded population

Belgium gridded population

[2834 × 2834]

‘For those wondering, the three big cities responsible for that spike in the center are Antwerp (North), Brussels (Center) and Charleroi (South).

Also of note, in Wallonia, is the “sillon Sambre-et-Meuse”, the kind of line of higher population density going from the border with France to the border with the Netherlands/Germany, and passing through aforementioned Charleroi, as well as Liège (the big spot in the East). This region, following the rivers Sambre and Meuse (whence its name came) was the industrial heartland of Wallonia. Lots of coal mines, of steel industry. Now hit by unemployment as these sectors dwindled. Basically the rust belt of Belgium’–Pampamiro

Supermarkets (Coles & Woolworths) by remoteness areas in Australia

Supermarkets (Coles & Woolworths) by remoteness areas in Australia

1868 × 1418

‘This is is really interesting. I wonder how the Mount Isa Woolworths, for example, is actually profitable? The logistics and cost in delivering so many products fresh daily must be quite something. Also: today, I learnt that the original name for their first store was “Woolworths Stupendous Bargain Basement”. You don’t see the word ‘stupendous’ enough … They may not have it delivered fresh daily, I’d also imgaine they sell a lot more stuff in bulk that can be than your normal Woolies. Such as the 20kg washing powder buckets … Nah, just normal range. Saw bulk stuff for cattle stations at the Normanton General Store though