CONTINENTS (by size)
#1 Asia - (44,579,000 sq km)
#2 Africa - (30,065,000 sq km)
#3 North America - (24,256,000 sq km)
#4 South America - (17,819,000 sq km)
#5 Antarctica - (13,209,000 sq km)
#6 Europe - (9,938,000 sq km)
#7 Australia/Oceania - (7,687,000 sq km)
CONTINENTS (by population)
#1 Asia - (3,674,000,000)
#2 Africa - (778,000,000)
#3 Europe - (732,000,000)
#4 North America - (483,000,000)
#5 South America - (342,000,000)
#6 Australia/Oceania - (31,000,000)
#7 Antarctica - (0)
CONTINENTS (by the number of countries)
#1 Africa - (53)
#2 Asia - (47)
#3 Europe - (43)
#4 North America - (23)
#5 Oceania - (14)
#6 South America - (12)
All countries listed by continent here
Note: In some parts of the world students are taught that there are only six continents, as they combine North America and South America into one continent called Americas. Other experts use only six continents by combining Europe and Asia into a continent called Eurasia.
(42,075,000 sq km) (825,000,000)
(54,697,000 sq km) (4,406,000,000)
Convert km (kilometers) to miles,
.....multiply kilometers by: 0.621371
Convert sq km (kilometers) to sq miles,
.....multiply kilometers by: 0.386102
The Caribbean Islands, Central America countries and Greenland are all considered part of North America.
The Middle East is part of Asia.
Many modern atlases and geography experts now consider the long-established continent of Australia to be better defined as Australia/Oceania, which then combines and includes all of (Australia), the large island groups of New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Solomons, and the countless volcanic and coral islands of the south Pacific Ocean including those of Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia.
There are a few notable exceptions to calling this continent Oceania, including the esteemed National Geographic that still refers to it as Australia. Regardless, and most importantly, OCEANIA is one of the most diverse and fascinating areas on the planet.
Hawaii is approximately 2,550 miles southwest of Los Angeles, in the middle of the North Pacific Ocean. Politically it is part of North America, but geographically it is not part of any continent.
Turkey is officially, politically and geographically part of both the European and Asian continents. Its established dividing line between Asia and Europe is the Bosphorus Strait
European Russia is not a separate country, but rather the far western end of the Russian Federation. Most modern atlases and geography experts consider this landmass politically and geographically part of the continent of Europe. The Russian Federation's established dividing line between Asia and Europe are the Ural Mountains
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