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on 1 September 2010
The collins world wall laminated map looks very very nice on my wall and is very cool to look at with it being so joyously big.
As well as showing the map, it also has details on every recognised country, right from afghanistan to zimbabwe, including flags, population, capital city, area in kilometres AND miles, currency, and the national website. Also included is a close up on the two poles, which is always interesting as usually they are hardly visible on most maps. Another addition which you don't always find in the maps industry is the international date line, but this does actually have that, aswell as the equator.
They are a few places, ( mostly in Europe) on this map where countries names have to be abbreviated to fit in amongst other countries, but collins have included a list of the abbreviations and what they are. Though you should know them anyway, I did.
So if you want a big wall map to make your wall look nice this is definitely the one.
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on 3 April 2010
I purchased this map to replace the 2001 Collins world map and although this review is short comparison between the two, I do hope that some of the information supplied will be of some use.

The dimensions are as follows (give or take a few mm):
2010 edition: Total size - 990mm(h) x 1345mm(w). Size of main map only 810mm(h) x 1320mm(w). 2001 edition: Total size - 1000mm(h) x 1500mm(w). Size of main map 920mm(h) x 1470mm(w)

The main difference between the two maps (apart from the appearance of new countries) is that the 2010 edition has added basic country data (area in sq.miles/kms, population size, national currency, capital city and website address(es)) underneath the main map. This, in turn, has meant that the main map occupies a smaller area than the 2001 edition. The 2010 edition also has a couple of small circular maps showing the north and south polar regions.

The colour scheme has also changed. Whereas the 2010 edition is quite multi-coloured, the 2001 edition on the otherhand, uses various hues of a single colour for each continent. So, for example, African countries alternated between different hues of dark/light orange, European countries were dark/light purple and North/Central America and Caribbean countries were allocated dark/light pink.

Unlike the 2001 edition, the 2010 edition has added some land/sea physical relief. However, the combination of the relief and darker colour hues (compared to the 2001 edition) has meant that some places names can be a little hard to read, especially where the place names are located on or near moutainous regions.

So, to conclude, apart from the fact that some place names maybe a little hard to read (for the reason(s) stated previously), I certainly haven't regretted my purchase and I give the 2010 edition a rating of 4 out of 5 stars.
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on 2 August 2010
The map is nice large and colourful and looks great on the wall. It's bigger than I thought it would be which is great. It isn't really laminated though, it's shiny but not thicker than a normal poster nor more durable.

I'm giving the map 3 stars because it didn't live up to the expectations that I had of it being laminated and that was one of my main reasons for choosing this one.
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on 19 September 2010
This map is such excellent value for money - what a pity it arrived bent in half!!! I ordered this to be sent to Singapore, so maybe Royal Mail would be better???? Would have been better if this could have been packaged in stronger tubing.
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on 10 July 2011
A lovely, large, clear and colourful map. Very good quality, although it is a two person job to attach it to the wall. My nine year old son loves it, and my six year old will also spend time looking at it. A very good buy.
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on 27 September 2011
Bought for my daughter who is studying geography and also wanted a way to track her travels. She particularly likes the inclusion of national flags and that it is bang up to date e.g. includes Southern Sudan.
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on 16 June 2010
Excellent buy. My son was chuffed to bits to have this on his bedroom wall.
Great value.
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on 15 February 2011
This is not laminated at all and I am not sure why the title says it is - it is just a poster of the world.
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on 9 August 2010
This map is very good value for money - however, I do think the laminating should be thicker, which would enable the map to be pinned to a wall more easily without the need for extra backing. At the time I ordered the map the other reviews were not available - I see now that the comment about the laminating is also made by other reviewers. Collins should be Collins World Wall Laminated Map (Wall Map)aware of this shortcoming.
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on 13 June 2010
Large and laminated so ideal as a wall map anywhere in the home. Very clear and I like the birds eye view of the two poles.
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