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Countries and Continents
of the World
By STF Members at
The Crossroads School
http://geology.com/world/world-map-clickable...
Africa
http://www.ecdc-cari.org/countries/Africa_Map.gif
Second largest continent
on earth
(30,065,000 Sq. Km)
Most countr...
North America
Third largest
continent on
earth
(24,256,000 Sq. Km)
Composed of
23 countries
Most North
Americans speak
Fre...
Asia
http://craigwsmall.wordpress.com/2008/11/10/asia/
Largest continent in size and population
(44,579,000 Sq. Km)
Contai...
Europe
http://www.knowledgerush.com/wiki_image/b/bf/Europe-large.png
Second smallest continent in the world
(9,938,000 Sq....
Oceania/Australia
http://www.buddhism.org/map/loc-ausa.gif
Smallest continent on earth
(7,687,000 Sq. Km)
Australia is kno...
Antarctica
http://spotlightseries.blogspot.com/2009/06/spotlight-antarctica-film-festivals-at.html
Third smallest continen...
South America
http://www.beachcomberpete.com/south_america/South_America_3.gif
Fourth smallest continent on
earth
(17,819,...
The following countries are just a
sampling of the many countries in
the world. They were handpicked by
Crossroads student...
United States
Capital: Washington D.C.
Population: 313,232,044
Official Language(s): English
Notable Facts:
• Gained indep...
Canada
Capital: Ottawa
Population: 34,030,589
Official Language(s): English and
French
Notable Facts:
• 90% of the populat...
• Capital: Windhoek
• Population:
2,147,585
• Languages: Afrikaans,
German, English
• It was the first
country to official...
Chad
• Capital:
N’Djamena
• Population:
10,329,208
• Official
Languages:
French, Arabic
• Chad’s
Independence
Day is Augus...
Madagascar
• Capital: Antananarivo
• Population: 21,926,221
• Official Languages: Malagasy, French
• The island of Madagas...
MOROCCO
• Capital: Rabat
• Population: 31,951,412 people
• Official Language: Arabic
• Notable Facts: Many Moroccans
speak...
• Capital: Harare
• Population:12,084,30
4
• Languages: English,
Shona and
Sinadebele.
• Victoria Falls in
Zimbabwe is the...
Sudan
Capital: Khartoum
Population: 45,047,502
Official Language(s):
English and Arabic
Notable Facts:
• Sudan was split u...
South
Sudan
Capital: Juba
Population: 8,260,490
Official Language(s):
English and Arabic
Notable Facts:
• South Sudan’s
in...
Libya
Capital: Tripoli
Population: 6,597,960
Official Language(s): Arabic
Notable Facts:
• In northern Africa
• Recently o...
Country: Togo
Continent:
Africa
Population:
6,771,993
Capital: Lome
Official
language:
French
Fun Fact: Togo
gained its
in...
Egypt
The capital of Egypt is Cairo;
Egypt’s largest city.
There are about 81,015,887
people living in Egypt.
Egypt is one...
Russia
The capital of Russia is
Moscow, and it is Russia’s
largest city.
There are about 142,905,208
people living in Russ...
Indonesia
The capital city of Indonesia is
Jakarta.
237,424,363 people live in
Indonesia.
The official language of
Indones...
Turkey
The capital city of Turkey is
Ankara
The population of Turkey is
73,722,988
A vast majority of the
population of Tu...
Continent: Europe
Population:
503,302
Capital:
Luxembourg
Official Language:
Luxembourgish
Fun Fact:
Luxembourg is
one of ...
INDIA
• Capital: New
Delhi
• Population:
1,170,938,000
people
• Official
Languages/com
mon languages:
Hindi, English
• Not...
IRAN
• Capital:
Tehran
• Population:
73,973,630
• Official
Language:
Persian
• Notable
Facts:
Persian has
characters
that ...
IRAQ
• Capital: Baghdad
• Population: 32,030,823
• Official Language:
Arabic and Kurdish
• Notable Facts: The
largest ethn...
• Capital:
• Population:
46,754,784
• Languages: Spanish,
Catalan, Galician,
Basque
• Spain has many
beautiful coasts with...
United Kingdom
-Includes England,
Scotland, Wales, and
Northern Ireland
Capital: London
-Population:
62,262,000
-Official ...
New Zealand
• Capital:
Wellington
• Population:
4,393,500
• Official
Languages:
English, Maori,
NZ Sign
Language
• The Kiw...
Bibliography
• http://www.ahsd25.k12.il.us/curriculum/africa/aboutaf.htm
• http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sahara_Desert_(eco...
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  1. 1. Countries and Continents of the World By STF Members at The Crossroads School http://geology.com/world/world-map-clickable.gif
  2. 2. Africa http://www.ecdc-cari.org/countries/Africa_Map.gif Second largest continent on earth (30,065,000 Sq. Km) Most countries of any other continent Home to The Sahara, the largest desert in the world and The Nile, the longest river in the world The Sahara: covers 4,619,260 km2 The Nile: 6695 kilometers long There are over 1000 languages spoken in Africa
  3. 3. North America Third largest continent on earth (24,256,000 Sq. Km) Composed of 23 countries Most North Americans speak French, Spanish, and English Only continent that has every kind of climate http://www.freeusandworldmaps.com/html/WorldRegions/WorldRegions.html
  4. 4. Asia http://craigwsmall.wordpress.com/2008/11/10/asia/ Largest continent in size and population (44,579,000 Sq. Km) Contains 47 countries Contains the world’s largest country, Russia, and the most populous country, China The Great Wall of China is the only man made structure that can be seen from space Home to Mt. Everest (on the border of Tibet and Nepal), the highest point on earth Mt. Everest is 29,028 ft. (8,848 m) tall
  5. 5. Europe http://www.knowledgerush.com/wiki_image/b/bf/Europe-large.png Second smallest continent in the world (9,938,000 Sq. Km) Home to the smallest country (Vatican City State) There are no deserts in Europe Contains mineral resources: coal, petroleum, natural gas, copper, lead, and tin
  6. 6. Oceania/Australia http://www.buddhism.org/map/loc-ausa.gif Smallest continent on earth (7,687,000 Sq. Km) Australia is known for it’s vast wildlife home to rare species of animals including kangaroos “The Great Barrier Reef” is the world’s largest coral reef and is located off the coast of Australia
  7. 7. Antarctica http://spotlightseries.blogspot.com/2009/06/spotlight-antarctica-film-festivals-at.html Third smallest continent on earth (13,209,000 Sq. Km) The lowest point on Earth is on Antarctica located 8,327 ft (2,538 m) below sea level There are no countries in Antarctica. The U.S. and many other countries operate science stations there, but no nation owns the land Antarctica is a desert due to its cold climate Coldest, windiest, and driest continent
  8. 8. South America http://www.beachcomberpete.com/south_america/South_America_3.gif Fourth smallest continent on earth (17,819,000 Sq. Km) Home to The Andes: world’s second largest mountain range The second largest river- The Amazon also runs through South America The largest forest area in the world is seen in South America
  9. 9. The following countries are just a sampling of the many countries in the world. They were handpicked by Crossroads students to demonstrate diversity.
  10. 10. United States Capital: Washington D.C. Population: 313,232,044 Official Language(s): English Notable Facts: • Gained independence from Britain in 1776 • Mauna Kea in the state of Hawaii is the world’s tallest mountain if measured from where it starts at the bottom of the ocean • Holds the world’s largest coal supplies
  11. 11. Canada Capital: Ottawa Population: 34,030,589 Official Language(s): English and French Notable Facts: • 90% of the population lives within 160 kilometers of the southern border • Canada has 10 provinces and 3 territories • Led by Queen Elizabeth Scott of England and Governor General David Johnston
  12. 12. • Capital: Windhoek • Population: 2,147,585 • Languages: Afrikaans, German, English • It was the first country to officially protect the environment. Namibia
  13. 13. Chad • Capital: N’Djamena • Population: 10,329,208 • Official Languages: French, Arabic • Chad’s Independence Day is August 11th
  14. 14. Madagascar • Capital: Antananarivo • Population: 21,926,221 • Official Languages: Malagasy, French • The island of Madagascar is the fourth- largest island in the world
  15. 15. MOROCCO • Capital: Rabat • Population: 31,951,412 people • Official Language: Arabic • Notable Facts: Many Moroccans speak both Arabic and French
  16. 16. • Capital: Harare • Population:12,084,30 4 • Languages: English, Shona and Sinadebele. • Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe is the largest curtain of falling water Zimbabwe
  17. 17. Sudan Capital: Khartoum Population: 45,047,502 Official Language(s): English and Arabic Notable Facts: • Sudan was split up recently and South Sudan became its own country. • Land originally part of the United Kingdom until 1956 • Sudan has 15 states
  18. 18. South Sudan Capital: Juba Population: 8,260,490 Official Language(s): English and Arabic Notable Facts: • South Sudan’s independence was granted on July 9, 2011. • South Sudan is covered in tropical forest, swamps, and grassland. • South Sudan is split up into 10 states.
  19. 19. Libya Capital: Tripoli Population: 6,597,960 Official Language(s): Arabic Notable Facts: • In northern Africa • Recently overthrew former ruler, Qadafi • 22 districts • Only country whose flag is completely one color: green
  20. 20. Country: Togo Continent: Africa Population: 6,771,993 Capital: Lome Official language: French Fun Fact: Togo gained its independence from France in 1960
  21. 21. Egypt The capital of Egypt is Cairo; Egypt’s largest city. There are about 81,015,887 people living in Egypt. Egypt is one of the most populous countries in Africa and the Middle East Egyptians speak Arabic.
  22. 22. Russia The capital of Russia is Moscow, and it is Russia’s largest city. There are about 142,905,208 people living in Russia. The official language of Russia is Russian. Russia is the largest country in the world.
  23. 23. Indonesia The capital city of Indonesia is Jakarta. 237,424,363 people live in Indonesia. The official language of Indonesia is Indonesian. Indonesia holds the world’s second highest level of biodiversity.
  24. 24. Turkey The capital city of Turkey is Ankara The population of Turkey is 73,722,988 A vast majority of the population of Turkey is Muslim. The official language of Turkey is Turkish.
  25. 25. Continent: Europe Population: 503,302 Capital: Luxembourg Official Language: Luxembourgish Fun Fact: Luxembourg is one of the smallest countries in the world Luxembourg
  26. 26. INDIA • Capital: New Delhi • Population: 1,170,938,000 people • Official Languages/com mon languages: Hindi, English • Notable Facts: Has the 2nd Largest Population
  27. 27. IRAN • Capital: Tehran • Population: 73,973,630 • Official Language: Persian • Notable Facts: Persian has characters that are read from right to left!
  28. 28. IRAQ • Capital: Baghdad • Population: 32,030,823 • Official Language: Arabic and Kurdish • Notable Facts: The largest ethnic groups are Arabs.
  29. 29. • Capital: • Population: 46,754,784 • Languages: Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Basque • Spain has many beautiful coasts with a nice climate. Spain
  30. 30. United Kingdom -Includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland Capital: London -Population: 62,262,000 -Official Language: English -Other Languages: Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Scots, Welsh, Cornish
  31. 31. New Zealand • Capital: Wellington • Population: 4,393,500 • Official Languages: English, Maori, NZ Sign Language • The Kiwi bird is the national bird of New Zealand!
  32. 32. Bibliography • http://www.ahsd25.k12.il.us/curriculum/africa/aboutaf.htm • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sahara_Desert_(ecoregion) • http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/world/A0835918.html • http://w3.shorecrest.org/~Anna_Baralt/LDTechWebPage/LDLab WebPage/2ndGrade/NorthAmerica/interestingfacts.htm • http://www.ducksters.com/geography/asia.phphttp://www.ench antedlearning.com/geography/continents/Land.shtml • http://www.enchantedlearning.com/geography/continents/Extr emes.shtml • http://www.enchantedlearning.com/geography/continents/Fact s.shtmlhttp://www.buddhism.org/map/loc-ausa.gif • http://www.enchantedlearning.com/books/geography/continen ts/ • http://www.wisedude.com/misc/continents.htm • https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world- factbook/geos/us.html • https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world- factbook/geos/su.html • https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world- factbook/geos/ca.htmlhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indon esia • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russia • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egypt

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