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South America May Not Be Where You Think It Is

How much do we really know about our geography? How accurate do you think your mental map of the world is? Would you be surprised to know that countries and continents in the world are not exactly the way you think they are?

For instance, we all know that South America is south of North America, of course. But you may be surprised by the fact that virtually the entire South American continent is east of Florida. "There are lots of possible reasons for geographical misconceptions like this one", says cartographer John Nelson.

Check out other geographical misconceptions you may have on this article by Betsy Mason at the National Geographic.

(Image from: David Rumsey Map Collection)


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"But you may be surprised by the fact that virtually the entire South American continent is east of Florida."

That's insane I thought South America was over by Russia or something.
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