Because of how the world’s population is divided across continents, sometimes we forget how unequally our globe’s landmasses are actually distributed. We think of the equator, we think of countries above it, we think of countries below it.

However, do we ever realize how much more to the north the countries above the equator are in comparison to how much to the south their southern neighbors are?

This map highlights how far South big cities in the North would be if they were in the South (i.e. if their latitude was inverted)

As we can see, most of the landmass in the globe’s South is closer to the Equator, and even cities that one may deem as “warmer”, such as Rome and Los Angeles, are actually more to the North than many of the “colder” Southern cities (such as Buenos Aires and Sydney) are to the South.