- Matt Rosenberg
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- Geography Expert
- Asia, the Largest Continent. Asia is by far the largest continent in the world, spanning 17.2 million square miles (44.6 million square kilometers). Being the largest geographically also puts Asia at an advantage population-wise, as having 4.6 billion of the world's 7.7 billion-person population.
- Africa. Africa is No. 2 on both lists: population and size. In area, it spans 11.6 million square miles (30 million square kilometers). Its population is estimated at 1.3 billion.
- North America. North America is where area and population diverge in their rankings because this continent's population is not growing as fast as Asia's.
- South America. South America is the fourth-largest continent, spanning 6.9 million square miles (17.8 million square kilometers). It is fifth on the world population list, with 431 million people living there.
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Africa is the world's second-largest and second-most-populous continent. At about 30.3 million km2 (11.7 million square miles) including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of Earth's total surface area and 20% of its land area, accounting for about a fifth of the world's land. With 1.3 billion people as of 2018, it accounts for about 16% of the world's...
Antarctica is Earth's southernmost continent. It contains the geographic South Pole and is in the Antarctic region of the Southern Hemisphere, almost entirely south of the Antarctic Circle. It is surrounded by the Southern Ocean. At 14,000,000 square kilometres (5,400,000 square miles), it is the fifth-largest continent. For comparison, Antarctica ...
Asiais the largest and most populous continent and is a continent in the seven continent system. Asia consists of forty-nine countries as per the United Nations along with many other highly autonomous regions and disputed areas that are often generalised as countries of their own. 1. Afghanistan - Kabul 2. Armenia - Yerevan 3. Azerbaijan - Baku 4. ...
Europeis the second smallest continent, but the third most populous. It is a continent in one of the seven continent system and the seven continent system. In other systems, it is part of Asia, Eurasia or Eurafrasia. Below is the list of fully sovereign or de facto countries that are indisputably either entirely or partially situated within Europe....
North Americais the third largest continent and the fourth most populous. It is a continent in the 7 continents system, consisting of 23 countries and 22 dependent territories which are: 1. Canada - Ottawa 2. Mexico - Mexico City 3. United States of America - Washington, District of Columbia 4. Navassa Island - Washington, D.C.(territory of U.S.) 5...
South Americais the fourth largest continent and fifth most populous. It is a continent in the seven continent system. In other systems, it is part of The Americas. There are 13 countries and 3 dependent territories belonging to it as follows: 1. Brazil (Brasil) - Brasília 2. Argentina - Buenos Aires 3. Bolivia - Sucré 4. Chile - Santiago 5. Colomb...
Several terms are in use to describe the region of Australia and the nations of the Pacific Ocean. The term Oceania is usually preferred, and this is the term in use by the United Nations. The term Pacific Islandsgenerally excludes the islands of New Zealand and the continent of Australia. The indigenous Māori of New Zealand is Polynesian people. H...
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Africa is the world's second largest continent by both land area and population. The equator runs through Africa in the middle of the continent. Around one third of Africa is located in the Southern Hemisphere. Africa makes up about 20% of the world’s total land area.
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The seven-continent model is probably the most widely taught. There are however other ways of grouping countries into continents. List of the seven continents Ranked by current population Which continent does Russia belong to? Russia is part of both Europe and Asia. In the 7 continent model in fact, it is not always clear where to place Russia.