A cartogram is a map that has been weighted for a particular variable. In the case of this cartogram, the variable is the number of people living in rural areas who do not have access to electricity (and "access" includes self-provided electricity like kerosene generators, windmills, or solar panels, not just public grids). As of 2014 there were still 20 countries, all in Africa, where more than 90% of the rural population has no access to electricity. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, less than 1% of the rural population has access to electricity. In absolute numbers, the countries with the most people living without access to electricity are India (with more than 250 million), followed by Ethiopia and Nigeria.
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