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Camels can live on the coarsest of sparse vegetation, feeding on thorny plants, leaves and shrubs, and dried grasses that other animals would refuse, which males them valuable livestock for the  hotter and drier regions of the world. This is reflected in  the map: Camels are only found in Africa, Asia and -to a very small extend- Europe. The world’s largest camel population – more than 7 million camels – live in Somalia, followed by Sudan and Kenya. The first country outside of Africa is Pakistan on the 8th place.


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Technical Notes

Territory size is proportionate to the number of camels there in 2016.

Data sources
This map uses data by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)  (last accessed March 2018). (last accessed March 2018). We aim to map as complete data as possible and therefore estimate data for missing values. In some cases, missing data for very small territories is not used in the cartogram and that area is therefore omitted in the map.

Further notes on the data, as well as all modifications to the original data source are noted in our data sheets.

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