If 100 people lived in Australia, where would they live?

If 100 people lived in Australia, where would they live?

1500 x 1400

‘I’ve always thought i should move to Darwin. Fuck all people but still has anything needed

Heh, you’re bound to be disappointed. There’s people here. Darwin’s definitely the place to live. Amazing relaxed multicultural lifestyle, artistic community, festivals, music, sports, the lot. Wouldn’t live anywhere else… I’ve tried’

Population density by electoral division in Australia

Population density by electoral division in Australia

6600 x 4851

‘Why does noone live in Northern Australia? Seem like a great place to do business with Asia…

It’s a lot of jungle and desert, really unsuited to the sort of agriculture the European colonists were used to. With all the floods infrastructure was a mongrel to establish too.

The White Australia Policy established in 1901 also banned employers from bringing in non-white seasonal workers, which kind of killed it.’

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