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  1. Jun 12, 2019 · The continent's three largest countries, Canada, the United States, and Mexico, account for approximately 90% of North America's population. Although Canada is the most extensive country in North America, it accounts for only 6% of the continent's population. South America

  2. This continent is the largest of the seven, with 30% of the earth’s land mass and 60% of its population. It is connected to the main land mass of Europe, with the border defined somewhat by the Ural Mountains that run through Russia and the Bosphorus that cuts through Turkey. Two countries are split between Europe and Asia: Turkey and Russia.

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  4. Jul 29, 2020 · Asia and Africa, together share about 77% of the global population. Europe has a population of around 748 million (9.50%), North America is home to around 597 million (7.58%), South America, the second least populated continent, has about 434 million inhabitants (5.51%).

    • 29 Jul 2020
    • UN (World Population Prospects 2019)
    • Matt Rosenberg
    • 2 min
    • 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.
  5. Aug 13, 2021 · According to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the number of people is estimated to grow steadily and in 2100, the global population is estimated to be approximately at...