Making an Infographic Using Architectural Design: World Population Holding Hands in London

Have you ever wondered the size of the area that would be taken up if the everyone in the world held hands?

Article By: Tom Ayre
Last Update: September 2019

The world is a big place with a lot of people. Using typical architectural design data we have assumed that 4 x 4 people (16) would stand, holding hands, in an area of 2 x 2 m (4m²).

Data Used:

World Population
7.4 Billion People

UK’s Population
64.1 Million People

China’s Population
1.357 Billion People

Now we have the right data, it’s just a case of superimposing it onto a map:

World Population superimposed over LondonWorld population superimposed over the UK

There you have it: if the entire population of the world held hands, we could all fit into an area roughly the size of Greater London. Public transport might be a bit of a nightmare, though…

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