Spot the Hole

Looking at how city size relates to hole diameter.

If Phoenix, Arizona (pop. 1,469,471) had a ring it would be 800m in diameter – spot the hole:


And here is Las Vegas with a ring (harder to spot). With a population of just under 600,000 the hole would “only” be 500m across. Of course it would be a lot bigger were it to also cater for the estimated 40 million visitors per year.

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2 Responses to Spot the Hole

  1. Merve Anil says:

    i heart aerial views of American cities…
    ..cannot find the hole in Las Vegas though!!

  2. Madeleine Kessler says:

    hooray for google earth! Its the small rock-coloured circle to the SE of the strip – I’ll print it out for tomorrow and the first one to spot it wins a cup of tea!