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16 Fascinating Maps That Provide Rare Information

 Maps are fun, aren’t they? Well, not if you are reading just a boring old outline map. But what if there is a map detailing the most common last name in every country of the world? Or one that showed how Africa will supposedly look 10 million years from now? These are some of the unique and unusual maps we have featured here for you today. These fascinating maps provide a wealth of rare information and we are sure you will have a fun time reading them.
 
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1. Map of Africa’s borders if divided by languages and ethnicities

Unusual Maps, Map of Africa’s borders
Image source: Reddit

2. A detailed cross stitch Old World map

Unusual Maps, Olde World Map
Image source: Reddit

3. Hand-drawn world map of the world's borders

Unusual Maps, borders
Image source: Reddit

4. Hand-drawn map of China and neighboring countries with place names in Mandarin 

Unusual Maps, China
Image source: Reddit

5. Antarctica without ice

Unusual Maps, Antarctica
Image source: Reddit

6. Mythical beasts of the United States of America

Unusual Maps, Mythical beasts
Image source: Reddit

7. Children’s map of the world that only shows countries where smacking children is illegal

Unusual Maps, Children smacking  illegal
Image source: Reddit

8. Countries by average age at first marriage 

Unusual Maps, Countries by average age at first marriage 
Image source: Reddit

9. Africa, 10 Million years from now (based on current predictions and data)

Unusual Maps, Africa
Image source: Reddit

10. Most common languages spoken at home in each US state other than English or Spanish

Unusual Maps, languages spoken at home in US
Image source: Reddit

11. The word money in various European languages

Unusual Maps, European languages
Image source: Reddit

12. A physical map of India at the Bharat Mata Temple, Varanasi, India

Unusual Maps, physical map of India
Image source: Reddit

13. The Green Sahara (11000-5000 years ago)

Unusual Maps, Green Sahara
Image source: Reddit

14. First map of the world by Anaximander (Greek philosopher, who has been called the father of astronomy)

Unusual Maps, Anaximander 
Image source: Reddit

15. Most common last name in every country

Unusual Maps, common last name
Image source: Reddit

16. World writing systems

Unusual Maps,
Image source: Reddit
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