What are the 7 Continents

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The 7 Continents of the WorldInformation on the 7 continents in the world

· Free Coloring Map

· 7 Continents

· Africa Continent
· Antarctica Continent
· Asia Continent
· Australia
· Causes of Global Warming
· Continental Drift
· Europe Continent
· Free Coloring Map
· North American Continent
· South America Continent
· Terms and Conditions
· The Seven Continents
· The World’s Five Great Oceans

** The Seven Continents **

Continents make up the largest landmasses on the planet earth. A continent
is larger than an island and is usually made up of multiple countries.
There are seven continents in the world although some people do combine
Europe and Asia into the single continent Eurasia and others combine North
and South America into the American continent.

Picture of the 7 continents

The seven continents

 

 

 

*Africa*

While Africa is first alphabetically, it is second as far as population and
size among the Earth’s continents. About 1 billion people live in the 54
countries in Africa. This is about 15 percent of the world’s population
living on 20 percent of the total land area. The equator passes through the
center of the continent with largely tropical climates. The northern and
southern portion of Africa have more temperate conditions. Africa is also
noted as the birthplace of mankind. The oldest fossil evidence of Homo
sapiens was found in the eastern part of the continent.

*Antarctica*

Antarctica holds a number of firsts among the continents of Earth. The
continent is the most southern of the seven continents and includes the
South Pole. It is also the least populated with less than 5,000 residents.
Antarctica is known as the coldest landmass and has few native plants or
animals. Much of the landmass


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Continent - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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** Continent **

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For other uses, see Continent (disambiguation).
Animated, color-coded map showing the various continents and regions.
Depending on the convention and model, some continents may be consolidated
or subdivided: for example, Eurasia is most often subdivided into Europe
and Asia (red shades), while North and South America are sometimes
recognized as one American continent (green shades).

A *continent* is one of several very large landmasses on Earth. They are
generally identified by convention rather than any strict criteria, with up
to seven regions commonly regarded as continents—they are (from
largest in size to smallest): Asia, Africa, North America, South America,
Antarctica, Europe, and Australia.^[1]

In geology, continents are described by means of tectonic plates. Plate
tectonics is the process and study of the movement, collision and division
of continents, earlier known as continental drift.

*Contents*

· 1 Definitions and application

· 1.1 Extent of continents
· 1.2 Separation of continents
· 1.3 Number of continents

· 2 Area and population
· 3 Highest and lowest points
· 4 Other divisions
· 5 History of the concept

· 5.1 Early concepts of the Old World continents
· 5.2 European arrival in the Americas
· 5.3 The word /continent/
· 5.4 Beyond four continents

· 6 Geology
· 7 See also
· 8 References and notes
· 9 External links

*Definitions and application[edit]*

A Dymaxion map shows land masses with minimal shape distortion

Conventionally, "continents are understood to be large, continuous,
discrete masses of land, ideally separated by expanses of water."^[2] Many
of the seven most commonly recognized continents identified by convention
are not discrete landmasses separated by water. The criterion "large" leads
to arbitrary


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