What's the true size of China, or the US or Greenland? Well, it depends on the kind of map one is looking at. particularly if its The True Size, a really cool realtime app that's fun to play with while learning that only Russia is bigger than Antartica and that China and the US/Alaska combine are almost exactly the same size. :)
GREENLAND IS THE Achilles heel of the Mercator map. Despite appearances, our icy neighbor to the north is 1.5 times smaller than India, more than four times smaller than the United States, and 14.5 times smaller than Africa. In fact, Greenland is about the size of Saudi Arabia, though you’d never guess it by looking at the world’s most ubiquitous map.
"One never knows, do one?" - Fats Waller/Ain't Misbehaving