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Unemployment rate in Belgium (2020)


In the map it can be clearly seen that the unemployment is higher in Wallonia than in Flanders. This is largely due to the fact that Wallonia has historically relied on its heavy industry, such as steel and coal, which has moved abroad the last decades. In fact, the Sambre and Meuse valley which was the industrial heartland in Belgium thanks to its coal resources, can be clearly seen on the map.

It is also interesting to see how the distribution of unemployment has changed throughout the years, as seen on these maps: !

All official vote results, exit polls and projections from across the EU
  • TL;DR Far-right on the rise more or less everywhere based on the estimates, green parties on the decline. Let's just hope it will not get too dire consequences in the five years to come.

  • Habitat suitability of European forest categories
  • I found this map of dominant tree species in Germany while investigating it:

    Indeed, there is are significant difference between the maps. Perhaps most notably in Baden-Würtemberg where there seems to be a lot of fir. But I also think there is a a clear correlation between the maps. I also find it interesting to see the correlation between the suitable habitat for oakwood and the absence of forests.

  • Habitat suitability of European forest categories


    More info about the map and the forest types here. The forest types are described in chapter 6.

    The map does not necessarily show what kind of forest actually grows in different places, if any, but rather which forest type you could expect to find there naturally, if it would be forest. But it probably matches reasonably well with what actual forests look like, although most of Europe is of course not covered by forests.

    Here's a map over forest cover in Europe:


    Source on that one

  • The graphical abstract is even better than the title:

  • The decline and recovery of the European wolf population from 1800 to 2018 (no data for Russia and Belarus).

    Map is a bit confusing since it has no data for Russia and Belarus, but there are wolves there. Here is another map with population numbers as well:



    Also, pretty infographic about wolves from the same source:

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    EFF "cover your tracks" browser privacy test
  • I use an addon called Chameleon that creates a random user agent that changes periodically.

  • Lemmy tell you something.
  • Cervantes did it first:

  • The average rider doesn't have enough calcium
  • Still got nothing on this guy that made a ride that takes like 3*1078 years to finish

  • Foreign military bases in Djibouti (Google Translate English inside post if you can't figure out the Spanish)

    English translation with Google translate:


    Hopefully the Spanish did not bother you too much. I was too lazy to do a proper translation, and could not make a post with a map featuring the country "Theory" as the main image.


    Legal status of cannabis possession for recreational use
  • Who the fuck made this inforgraphic?

    It's from Wikipedia. Admittedly, I didn't do much fact-checking and just trusted it. But of course you can always contribute by improving the map.

  • Tidal range around the world of the principal lunar semi-diurnal constituent


    More info about principal lunar semi-diurnal constituent. Basically it is the tide that the Moon causes twice everyday. The tide can be larger or smaller due to other factors, e.g. varying distance between Moon and Earth, or when the Sun creates spring or neap tide.


    Volcanic eruption in the Icelandic town of Grindavík. Eruption north of Grindavík - RÚ

    An eruption began north of Grindavík just before 8am after an intense series of small earthquakes started overnight at SundhnúksgígaGrindavík was evacuated last nightA second fissure opened above the town around middayLava has reached the town from the second fissure and houses are burningThe erupti...

    Eruption north of Grindavík - RÚ
    Kunyu Wanguo Quantu, 1602 Chinese World Map
  • Cool map! I spent quite some time looking at the many details. Also interesting to see that the Chinese were so aware of world geography at the time, even if it was thanks to exchanges with Europeans.

  • Vegetable consumption per capita in Europe (North America inside post)
  • You think so? My impression of the Netherlands is that the staple food is fries with mayonnaise, maybe with some broodje kroket in between. In general the diet consists of a lot of butter, white bread and sugar. To me it does not seemt surprising at all that they eat least vegetables in Europe.

  • 2023 Polish parliamentary election result
  • It has often been noticed that differences along the historical borders exist in Poland. See for example this article.

    Here's another article discussing the differences, and interestingly claims that the difference between the election result in former Prussian and Russian parts of Poland is likely due to other factors.

  • Geographic range of the world's eight bear species.
  • It's a subspecies of brown bear.

  • Purchasing power in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
  • Thanks for pointing that out. You're right. I messed up with the title. What i intended to say was that the scale was relative. But the title is corrected now.

  • We all do...
  • I like how the guy on the left just keeps smiling when he sees the taller ants and the tin of glue, knowing that in the end, his bread will guarantee him victory.