This world map is a beautiful wonder along the banks of Denmark’s Lake Klejtrup. It was created by Søren Poulsen, a local farmer, and it took 25 years to complete. It is a 4,000-square-meter map, built from stones, soil and grass. This innovative idea struck him in the year 1943 when he was working on the drainage for meadows surrounding the lake. The construction lasted from 1944 to 1969. He decided on this project after discovering a stone shaped like Jutland. Jutland is a peninsula of northern Europe comprising mainland Denmark and northern Germany.
Further, after stumbling upon this, he made his mind to complete his own world map using material from the nearby sea. The beauty of this map is that each country is represented by miniature flags. The World Map 'Verdenskortet', is the main tourist draw in Klejtrup, a small village 10 km southwest of Hobro in Jutland, the mainland of Denmark.
It is an amazement for tourists, but map purists will not be as happy. This project is an inspiration for a number of other projects, one in Dubai under the name 'The World'.
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