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    Redesigning the borders of Europe and the Middle East

    I was wondering what Europe would look like if the various separatist movements had their way. I checked the list of active separatist movements in Europe and selected only the regions with reasonable claims of independence based on the percentage of population supporting independence. This is...
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    Economy Map of showing share of banks with mobile apps in and around Europe

    Here is my latest map based on data from the World Bank. The map shows the percentage of people aged 15+ who have an account with a bank or other financial institution that provides mobile money services. It doesn't necessarily mean that those people are using mobile banking or other mobile...
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    Society Year of introduction of electronic ID cards in Europe

    Some 70 countries worldwide now use eID cards. Belgium and Finland were the first countries to introduce them in 2003, followed by Sweden (2005), the Netherlands (2006) and Spain (2006). In 2007, Estonia became the first country to allow electronic voting for parliamentary elections. Nowadays...
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    Crime Crime maps of Europe

    I have made a series of map using the data from Numbeo as of late 2022. The maps do not show the actual crime rate, but the fear of crimes being committed. So this reflects the sense of insecurity of the population, which is as important as the actual crime rates. The advantage of Numbeo is...
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    Health Cancer maps of Europe

    I have made maps showing the death rate from various types of cancer in and around Europe. Some types of cancer are clearly linked to the lifestyle. Lung cancer rates do not only depend on the percentage of smokers, but also on air quality. As you can see here, the Balkans have the worst...
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    Health Maps of alcohol consumption per capita in Europe

    I have expanded the Food & Drink Maps section. I made a map of overall alcohol consumption per capita with the 2010 data from the WHO. At that time Slavic people drank the most. I made a new map with data from 2016 and the trend changed somewhat. Many Slavic countries reduced their...
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    Society Maps of prevalent negative emotions by country in and around Europe

    When comparing countries and cultures, few people think of the fact that the frequency of basic emotions can vary widely depending on the society where one lives. Using Gallup's State of the Global Workplace: 2022 Report I created maps showing the percentage of respondents that felt anger...
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    Economy New economic maps of Europe

    I have been working on a lot of new maps for the Economic & Wealth Maps page of this site. There are now over 50 maps, with more coming soon. The one that took me the longest to make is the GDP per capita at Purchasing Power Standard (PPS) by NUTS2 region. What is interesting here is how...
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    Crime Map of firearms per 100 people in Europe and gun ownership rates in the U.S.

    I have made two new maps. The first one represents the total number of civilian firearms in a country divided by the population. It is not the same as the gun ownership rate (second map), as some individuals own more than one gun. In the USA there are over 120 firearms for 100 people, by the...
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    Economy Buying a property in Europe: compare the taxes and fees by country

    What do you need to know before buying a house or an apartment in Europe, either as a residence or as an investment? The purchasing process and the taxes and fees pertaining to it vary a lot between countries. In countries like Belgium, France and Italy, it is compulsory to pass through a public...
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    Society New maps of American fast food chains per capita in Europe

    I have made four new maps showing the number of American fast food chains per capita in each European country and compared to the United States, India, China and Japan. McDonald's are the most popular in Northern and Western Europe, except in Iceland where the chain withdrew completely from...
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    Y-DNA frequencies of France updated

    I have updated the Y-DNA frequencies of French regions and calculated the percentages for R1b subclades. You can see the updated Y-DNA maps here.
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    Updated R1b maps of France

    I have added new samples for each region of France and calculated the haplogroup frequencies anew for each region. But most importantly I managed to get a much more accurate distribution of R1b subclades, especially for DF27 and U152 - both being far more widespread than previously thought...
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    New map of Southwest Asian admixture (Dodecad K12b)

    I have made a new map of the Southwest Asian admixture from Dodecad K12b. I had made the same map based on the K12 calculator many years ago, but the some people tend to confuse the two as they have the same name. Both are similar in the Middle East and North Africa, but vary quite a lot in...
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    New map of Northeast European admixture (Dodecad K12b North_European)

    I had not made maps of Dodecad admixture for several years. As K12b is so popular at the moment I thought I'd finally get round to making a map of the North European admixture (which I renamed Northeast European). You will find the analysis and percentages of this admixture in ancient samples here.
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    Society New map of public support for abortion by country in and around Europe

    This map shows the percentage of the population who says that abortion should be legal in all or most cases (2015-17). It is based on the data from the Pew Research, except for Turkey, India, China and Japan, which are from the Ipsos survey for 2017. No data was available for Muslim countries...
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    Low fertility, high migration rate - what will Europe look like in the future?

    I was having a look at the population projections for 2100 in Our World in Data and thought it would be easier to visualise with a map. Countries in green will see their population grow, while those in orange and red will contract. Of course such projections are very difficult to make and other...
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    Politics New maps of public opinion in the EU (based on Eurobarometer surveys)

    I have created 9 new maps based on the EU Commission's Eurobarometer poll results for Autumn 2019. I will compare them with other maps I made earlier. Democracy This map shows the percentage of the population that is satisfied with the way democracy works in their country at the moment (well...
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    Immigration New map of Muslim population in Europe

    I noticed that there wasn't any good map showing the percentage of Muslims in Europe by region (and not just by country), so I searched for the data and made one. Brussels had the highest percentage of Muslims (25%) of any non-Muslim country in Europe, followed by Marseille and Birmingham (both...
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    Immigration Maps of foreign-born populations in Europe and the US

    These two maps show the percentage of foreign-born residents by country in Europe and by state in the United States. In Europe, countries with the highest share of foreigners are Luxembourg (47%) and Switzerland (30%). They also happen to be the richest countries, so it's no surprise that they...