Ethiopia relief map

Ethiopia relief map

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‘Fun Fact: At an elevation of 2,355m above sea level (7,726ft), Ethiopia’s Addis Ababa is the highest elevated capital city outside of South America and the fourth most elevated in the entire world.

Eritrea’s Asmara is sixth in the entire world, at 2,325m (7,628ft) above sea level’–abu_doubleu

Polish topographic map of Bulgaria (1967)

Polish topographic map of Bulgaria (1967)

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‘Very cool map, but raises a lot of historical questions. As in why does an American or British atlas use a Polish military map of Bulgaria in communist days, not an one one or local one. And also, why does it credit “sluzba topograficzna W.P.”, as in “Wojska Polskiego” so “topographical division (of the Polish Army)” when the the official term back than was the “Ludowe Wojsko Polskie” or LWP, translated as “Polish People’s Army”. Was that a stand against communism to use the old (now current again) acronym.’–JoseMikey

Relief map of France

Relief map of France

“The natural borders created by the mountain ranges are really interesting. I love understanding why borders are where they are. Geography can be so cool … It’s also one of the reasons why Russia historically really wanted to be in control of the Baltics and Poland. The axis from Kaliningrad to Moldova is the thinnest point of the Eurasian plain and has the Carpathians for natural defense. Beyond that it’s just an increasingly wider undefensible flatland until you reach the Urals”