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Vintage map of Italy
Vintage 3D map of Italy by Litografia Corbetta
The map below was published by Litografia Corbetta, a printing company that existed in Italy in the 19th century. I have created a (...)
May 23, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps
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Origin of the word “kid”
The noun “kid” in contemporary English is mostly used to informally refer to a child, e.g. “she’s just a kid” or “only 90s kids will (...)
May 12, 2018 – Jakub MarianEnglish
Anthems of European countries
National anthem by country in Europe
The map bellow shows the beginning of the national anthem of each European country (except for several microstates) translated into (...)
May 10, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps
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Estimate of the number of native Polish speakers
Different sources give very different estimates for the number of native Polish speakers, ranging from 39 million to 55 million, and they (...)
May 9, 2018 – Jakub MarianLanguage learning
Land cover of Europe
Land cover of Europe
The map below is based on data by the European Space Agency (the CCI project). It shows Europe and adjacent parts of Asia and Africa with (...)
May 7, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps

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Names of European capitals in local languages
The map below shows European capital cities together with their names in the local languages (all possible variants are shown in countries (...)
May 3, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps
Billionaires per 10 million people
Number of billionaires in 2018 by country in Europe
The American magazine Forbes regularly compiles a list of the world’s highest net-worth individuals. As a European who has a thing for (...)
April 26, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps
Duolingo: Number of users per language statistics
Duolingo is a platform where you can learn many different foreign languages for free. It’s a great way to start learning a language you (...)
April 24, 2018 – Jakub MarianLanguage learning
Earth in European languages
‘Earth’ in European languages
The English word “Earth”, German “Erde”, Swedish “jorden”, and similar expressions in other Germanic languages come from Proto-Germanic (...)
April 22, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps
Year and method of last execution by country in Europe
As of 2018, capital punishment (the death penalty) has been abolished in all European countries, except Belarus and Russia. Russia, (...)
April 19, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps