Population Density As Seen From Space

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Nearly half of Italy’s population lives in the Po Vally, captured here on a Sentinel-1A image. The brightest spot, on the far left, is Milan. Along the bottom of the image, cities cluster along a highway.


Image credit: Copernicus data (2014)/ESA

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This is Italy. Cities don’t cluster along the highway. They were there long before it was built. The highway connects the cities.

But it does looks awesome - like frost crystals growing on a window.