Number of metal bands per capita in Europe

by Jakub Marian

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One of my readers asked me to create a map showing the “density” of metal bands in European countriesand so I did. The following map shows the number of entries (which represent both active and inactive metal bands) in Encyclopaedia Metallum, divided by the country’s population in millions. For comparison: The number for the United States is 72.

And regarding the controversy surrounding the term per capita that sprang up in the comments: It is customary to use the label “per capita” in the titles of statistical studies in which a total (such as the number of metal bands) is divided by population size, even if the units used within the article itself are different (for instance, the entire English Wikipedia follows this approach).

number of metal bands per capita

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