Log in

No account? Create an account
i am not a stuffed tiger.

geography bee

An odd bit of trivia from an editorial in the New York Times about the difficulties of large democracies and whether California should leave the union:
Leaving aside three nations with large, unpopulated land masses (Russia, Canada and Australia), the United States is geographically larger than all the other advanced industrial countries taken together. [nyt]

This is interesting, but I wonder what the difference between "sparsely populated" and "unpopulated" is, because the population density is pretty think throughout much of the U.S., isn't it?