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  1. 1. The Continents of the WorldAfrica, the Americas, Antarctica, Asia, Australia together withOceania, and Europe are considered to be Continents.The term continent is used to differentiate between the variouslarge areas of the earth into which the land surface is divided.So, a continent is "a large, continuous area of land on Earth". Allcontinents together constitute less than one-third of the earthssurface, that means more than two-thirds of the earths surfaceare covered with water.Two-thirds of the continental land mass is located in theNorthern Hemisphere.keywords: world continents, Continents and Countries, 7 continents,African continent, American continent, Caribbean, Central America,North America, South America, Asian continent, Central Asia, MiddleEast, SEA, South East Asia, European continent, Australia/Oceaniancontinent, Antarctica, map
  2. 2. Africa is the second-largest continent in the world inboth area and population.Area: about 30 244 000 km2 (11 700 000 mi2) includingits adjacent islands it covers about 20 percent of Earthstotal land area.Population: 1,030 million human inhabitants, about 20percent of the worlds population.Highest Point: Mount Kilimanjaro - Uhuru Peak on thevolcano Kibo, 5 895 m (19 340 ft) in Tanzania.Largest Lake: Lake Victoria or Victoria Nyanza; 68 870 River: Nile; 6 695 km.Languages of Africa: about thousand languages classifiedin four major language families:Afro-Asiatic (e.g. Berber lang), Nilo-Saharan, Niger-Congo (Bantu), and Khoi-San.
  3. 3. Countries of the Americas and the CaribbeanArea: North America (Canada, USA): 20 000 000 km2 (7 700 000 mi2);Central America and the Caribbean: 20 720 000 km2 (8 000 000 mi2);South America: 17 900 000 km2 (6 900 000 mi2)Population: 929 millionNorth America: 344 million (Canada and USA); Central America and the Caribbean(incl. Mexico): 195 million; South America: 391 million.Highest Point: Aconcagua, 6959 m (22,831 ft), Mendoza, Argentina.Largest Lake: Lake Superior, surface area 82,000 km2 (32,000 mi2), larger thanPanama.Longest River: Rio Amazonas (Amazon), 6 296 km (3 912 mi), South America. Languages of the Americas: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, variousnative Indian languages, French patois, and Creole.
  4. 4. Countries of AsiaAsia is the largest continent in the world in both, area and population, constitutingnearly one-third of the landmass, lying entirely north of the equator except for someSoutheast Asian islands. It is connected to Africa by the Isthmus of Suez and bordersEurope (part of the same landmass) along the Ural Mountains and across the CaspianSea.Area: about 49 700 000 km2 (19 189 277 mi2) it covers about 60 percent of Earths totalland area.Population: more than 4 billion human inhabitants (4,157 million), about 60 percent ofthe worlds population. Seven out of ten of the most populated countries are in Asia(2010).Highest Point: Sagarmatha (Chomolungma; known as Mount Everest) 8848m (29 028 ft)Nepal.Largest Lake: Caspian Sea (salt lake) 371 000 km2 (143 250 mi2),Ozero Baykal, Lake Baikal 31 500 km2 in Siberia is the worlds largest freshwater lake byvolume.Longest River: Yangtze (Yángzî Jiang, or Chang Jiang (simplified Chinese: 长江)China, 6380 km (3 964 mi).Languages of Asia:Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Russian, Thai, Turkic, Vietnamese andother.
  5. 5. Countries of Australia and OceaniaThe "continent" of Australia/Oceania is a somewhat artificalconstruct, designed to link together the continental landmass ofAustralia with the huge number of widely scattered islands across thePacific Ocean.Area: 8 600 000 km2 (3 300 000 mi2)Population: 35 millionHighest Point: Puncak Jaya (Carstensz Pyramid 4884 m/16 023ft), Papua Province, IndonesiaLargest Lake: Lake Eyre, Australia (if there is some water)Longest River: Murray-Darling river system 3750 km (2300 mi)
  6. 6. Countries of EuropeArea: 23 million km2 (8 876 000 mi2)Population: 728 millionHighest Point: 1. Elbrus in Russia, (5 642 m/18 510 ft);2. Mont Blanc, France-Italy: 4 807m (15 771 ft).Largest Lake: Lake Balaton Hungary, largest lake of Central Europe, 592 km2.Longest Rivers: 1. Volga (3,690 km (2,293 miles), 2. Danube 2850 km (1770miles)Languages of Europe: English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Spanish,Portuguese, Nordic Languages, East European languages.keywords: countries of europe, european nations, travel europe, destination europe, visiteurope, population of europe, capitals of europe, central europe, north europe, southerneurope, eastern europe