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7 Continents of World and Where are They Located?

Introduction to World Map Continents

On the world map continents are present and the number of continents is 7. Most noteworthy, these are Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia (Oceania), Europe, South America, and North America. However, depending on where we are living, we know that there are 5, 6 or even 4 continents.

There certainly are no official criteria for determining the continents. Furthermore, the position of the landmasses on the continental crust might come in use for determining continents. On the other hand, geopolitical factors affect their delineation too.

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World Map Continents: Africa

On the world map continents, Africa is the second-largest continent the land area along with the population. Furthermore, the equator runs through Africa and it runs in the mid-point of the continent. Moreover, near about one-third, part of Africa is present in the southern hemisphere.

Africa holds up near about 20% of the total land area in the whole world. The Indian Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea all around Africa.

World Map Continents: Antarctica

It is at the South Pole, it does not have any countries or even doesn’t have any permanent population. Furthermore, it is only used for the scientific base.

On the world map continents, Antarctica is the fifth-largest continent by its area of land. On the other hand, it is also a continent with the minimum population.

World Map Continents: Asia

Asia is the largest Continent on the world map continents, by its population and land area at the same time. Moreover, it has 30% of the world’s land area. Near about 60% of the world’s population is living in Asia.

Asia has the longest coastline from all the continents. Moreover, it has a very diverse climate that is mostly dry. Also, the country that has the most population in Asia is China.

World Map Continents: Australia

Australia is the smallest continent in the world. It is the second continent that has the least population.

The word Oceania also comes in use for describing this region in order to make it different from the country of Australia. However, Oceania is not a continent, it is a continental grouping instead.

World Map Continents: Europe

Europe is the third continent with the highest population in the whole world. Furthermore, it is also the sixth-largest continent by its land area. Although, Europe is said to be a separate continent due to cultural and linguistic variations.

Europe is a home for more than 10% of the total population of the world. Also, the climate of Europe is largely shaped by currents of the Atlantic Ocean.

World Map Continents: North America

North America has the largest land area in the world at number 3. It is the fourth largest continent in the world according to its population. It is also said sometimes a subcontinent of the Americas, North America is a home for the longest land border in the whole world.

These land borders are common between Canada and the United States. The climate of North America is colder in the north. The US is the country with the most population in North America.

Worl Map Continents: South America

South America is the fourth largest continent in the world by land area. And the third most populous in the world. Furthermore, it is in the southern hemisphere, with the exception of a small area of the northernmost part of the continent.

Moreover, it is present completely in the western hemisphere. South America is a home for the amazing flora and fauna. Brazil is the country with the highest population in South Africa.

Solved Question for You

Ques. North America and the Caribbean Sea lies to the northwest from

(A). Europe.
(B). Asia.
(C). Africa.
(D). South America.

Ans. (D). South America.

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