The red square on the map above represents the amount of space it would take to provide every household in Canada with a 66ftx122ft lot (which is twice the size of a standard Vancouver lot).
Population density (people per square km):
Hong Kong 6,644
South Korea 513
United Kingdom 268
South Africa 43
United States 33
Canada 4 (yes, four — not a typo)
C’mon people! Open your eyes! Think!
Did you know that Vancouver Island is bigger than Belgium?
If the entire population of Canada moved to Vancouver Island, the population density there would be 1,145 people per square km.
If the entire population of Canada moved to the island of Newfoundland, the population density there would be identical to that of Japan (330 people per square km) and less than that of the Philippines, Israel, India, the Netherlands and South Korea.
Related post: ‘Land: Not Making Any More; Don’t Need To’ (2011)
The amount of space it would take to provide every person on the planet with a standard Vancouver size lot.