Monday, June 18, 2007

Strange Maps

This is very cool. It is a map of the United States with the names of other countries with similar GDP's to that individual state! Click the map to enlarge it.

3 comments:

Coldie said...

Be prepared ... I am gunna ask you an extremly stupid question: whats a GDP?

Country Squire said...

Coldie,

Here is your answer:

"Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is a convenient way of measuring and comparing the size of national economies. Annual GDP represents the market value of all goods and services produced within a country in a year. Put differently:

GDP = consumption + investment + government spending + (exports – imports)

Although the economies of countries like China and India are growing at an incredible rate, the US remains the nation with the highest GDP in the world – and by far: US GDP is projected to be $13,22 trillion (or $13,220 billion) in 2007, according to this source. That’s almost as much as the economies of the next four (Japan, Germany, China, UK) combined."

Coldie said...

wow,

Well thank you. I seem to learn something new everytime I come onto your site.