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Mules

A mule is the offspring of a male donkey (jack) and a female horse (mare). The mule is valued because,  it is stronger than a horse of similar size and inherits the endurance and disposition of the donkey tending to require less food than a horse of similar size. This makes them valuable especially in regions with scarce vegetation.

This reflects in the map. Mules are most popular in Central and South America, Asia and Africa. Most mules live in Mexico, followed by China, Brazil and Ethiopia.

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Technical Notes

Territory size is proportional to the number of mules living 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.

All modification to the original data source are noted in our data sheets.

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