Continents Around the Globe

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Mainlands are substantial landmasses found on Earth. The Earth has seven such landmasses. They are (from biggest in size to the littlest): Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe and Australia.

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Rundown of Continents in the World


Asia is the world’s biggest and most crowded mainland on Earth. It covers 30% of the Earth’s property zone. Asia has around 60% of the world’s present human populace. The mainland of Europe alongside Asia frame the world’s biggest landmass, Eurasia, anyway these two landmasses ashore are partitioned by the Ural mountains which extend straight up to the Caspian Sea. By water, it is limited on the east by the Pacific Ocean, on the South by the Indian Ocean and on the north by the Arctic Ocean.


Africa is the second-biggest and furthermore the second most populated landmass on the planet, after Asia. The mainland of Africa covers 20.4% of the world’s aggregate land territory. Africa has a populace of 1 billion which represents around 14.72% of the world’s human populace. Africa is encompassed by the Mediterranean Sea to its north, the Indian Ocean toward the southeast, the Atlantic Ocean toward the west and the Suez Canal and the Red Sea in the northwest. Africa is generally respected to be where people started. Africa is situated on the equator and encounters various atmosphere changes. It is the main landmass to extend from the northern calm to southern mild districts.

North America

North America is the third biggest mainland. It involves 16.5% of the planet’s territory zone. In 2008, its populace was assessed at about 529 million individuals. It is the fourth most crowded landmass after Asia, Africa and Europe. It is circumscribed toward the north by the Arctic Ocean, toward the east by the Atlantic Ocean, toward the west and south by the Pacific Ocean, and toward the southeast by South America and the Caribbean Sea.

South America

South America is the fourth biggest landmass regarding region. It is likewise the fifth most crowded landmass after Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. South America is verged on the west by the Pacific Ocean and toward the north and east by the Atlantic Ocean. South America incorporates 12 autonomous nations – Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela and French Guiana. South America is home to the world’s most noteworthy cascade, the biggest waterway by volume, the longest mountain extend, the world’s biggest rainforest, the driest place on earth and numerous other geological miracles.


Antarctica is the fifth biggest landmass in region. Around 98% of Antarctica is secured by ice that midpoints around 1.6 kilometers in thickness. It is the coldest, driest and windiest mainland. Antarctica is viewed as a desert, with just 8 crawls of precipitation in a year. There are no changeless occupants on this island, however just a couple of thousands of individuals, who live here at the examination stations found over the mainland. Temperatures in Antarctica can drop to as low as – 89 degrees Celsius. Antarctica is home to an assortment of penguin animal varieties who have adjusted to these unforgiving conditions. This locale is additionally fundamental for the survival of the biological system.


Europe by tradition, is one of the world’s seven mainlands isolated from Asia by the Ural mountains extending up to the Caspian Sea. It is the world’s second-littlest landmass by surface zone. It covers around 6.8% of the Earth’s surface territory. It is flanked by the Arctic Ocean toward the north, the Atlantic Ocean toward the west, the Mediterranean Sea toward the south, and the Black Sea toward the south east. Europe is the third most crowded mainland after Asia and Africa, with a populace of 733 million, around 11% of the total populace.


Australia is the littlest and most reduced lying human-possessed mainland on Earth. As Australia is for the most part on a solitary landmass, it is likewise alluded to as an “island” mainland, encompassed by seas. The landmass of Australia additionally incorporates adjacent islands Tasmania, New Guinea, the Aru Islands, and the Raja Ampat Islands, topographically.

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