Sunday, 31 January 2010

NSW vs. manhattan

Tottenham Court Road Tube, on Flickr, via the Londonist.

A quick response to Dan Hill at City of Sound, who tweeted recently:

"If the ENTIRE world's population had the density of Manhattan everyone would fit into New South Wales. Can someone prove this for me, cheers"

The density of Manhattan is 27,490.9/km2 (wiki) and the area of New South Wales (a state of Australia) is 809,444 km2. Therefore, if New South Wales had the density of Manhattan (which is, I believe, the question) then you could fit 22,252,344,060 people.

The current world population is 6,692,030,277 (google) so you could fit about 3.3 worlds into NSW.

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