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: July 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).
7.4 Billion People
64.1 Million People
1.357 Billion People
Now we have the right data, it’s just a case of superimposing it onto a map:
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…