A world map is a map of the surface of the earth, which is made using different map projections. Creation of the world map has been the result of our quest to seek more knowledge about our Earth. The World Map is a three dimensional depiction of earth on a two dimensional plane. It is made by the using different kinds of map projections. World Maps are tools which provide us with varied world maps for any region of the globe and capture our world in different groups like travel maps, oceans, mountains, continents, country boundaries and many other theme maps.
World maps are essentially physical or political. The political world map shows different territorial borders of countries, while the physical world map displays geographical feature like mountains, land use, water bodies, vegetations, soil type etc.
|World Map on different themes|
Features of the World Map
- Important features represented by the world map are the continents of the world. Our world is divided into 7 important continents which are listed below:
- North America
- South America
Following is a list of countries in the world in alphabetical order:
The world map also portrays the important oceanic divisions on earth, which includes:
- Pacific Ocean
- Indian Ocean
- Atlantic Ocean
- Artic Ocean
- Southern Ocean (Also known as Great Southern Ocean and Antarctic Ocean)
Last Updated on : July 16, 2014