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
Land cover of Japan and the Korean Peninsula
Land cover of Japan and the Korean Peninsula
The map below is based on data by the European Space Agency (the CCI project). It shows Japan, South Korea, North Korea, and parts of (...)
April 16, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps
Cigarette consumption by country in Europe
The Tobacco Atlas estimated the number of cigarettes an average person aged 15+ consumed in the year 2016, which is what the following map (...)
April 12, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps
Tree cover and urban areas of Africa
Tree cover and urban areas of Africa
The map below shows the percentage of land covered by tree canopy (based on data by the U.S. Geological Survey from 2010) together with (...)
April 9, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps

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Most studied languages in lower secondary education
Most studied foreign languages in lower secondary education in Europe
English is the most widely studied foreign language in all European countries (which should not be surprising) except Luxembourg, but what (...)
April 5, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps
‘Easter’ in European languages
The English word “Easter” (and similar words in several other Germanic languages) is derived from the name Eostre, a Germanic goddess (...)
April 1, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps
Official languages in South and Central America
Official languages in South and Central America
The language situation in South and Central America may seem simpleBrazilians speak Portuguese, and the rest speaks Spanish, (...)
March 26, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps
Water in European Languages
‘Water’ in European languages
The English word “water” derives from Proto-Germanic *watōr, which in turn derives from Proto-Indo-European *wódr̥ (“water”). This is (...)
March 22, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps
Tree cover of the Western Alps
Tree cover of Western Alps
The Western Alps are part of the Alps, the highest and most extensive mountain range system in Europe. The Western Alps include parts of (...)
March 19, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps