What is a Map?
Map is a graphical or pictorial representation of objects which is similar to each other. In context to geography the cities, states, rivers, forest etc are object and representation of these objects on a surface like on a piece of paper is called map. With the help of Maps one can easily finds the area or the place which they are looking for. Maps helps in finding the direction from one point to another, find the route from particular place, a river, a forest etc. Map can be made for the representation of any object like place, rivers, forest, mountains, natural resources, weathers and many more. With the help of Map we can locate any object. In ancient times there is no such tool for locating the place, so people uses map for locating a place or directing the route.
World consists of 510,072,000 km2
of total area in which 148,940,000 km2
area have land and 361,132,000 km2
area under water.
Approx 70.8% of world's area are under water. Below is the List of Countries by Area.