These are continent wise total 194 countries recognized by united
N. AMERICA (23)
[Several terms are in use to describe the region comprising 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.]
S. AMERICA (12)
The world map depicts Eurasia, a single landmass and largest
continent on the planet, covering about 52 million km². The
continent 'sits' on the Eurasian tectonic plate.
Eurasia is subdivided by convention into Asia and Europe, separated
from each other by the Caspian Sea, the Ural River, and the Urals.
The Ural mountain range runs from the coast of the Arctic Ocean
southwards through western Russia.
land bridge between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean.
Second largest landmass is the continent of Africa with an area of
30.2 million km². Africa as we know it, is actually the visible part of
the African tectonic plate,
the rest of the plate is under water of various oceans and seas
around its landmass. The continent is subdivided by convention into
North(ern) Africa, West(ern) Africa, East(ern) Africa, Central
Africa, and Southern Africa.
The continent is shared by 54 countries.
The Americas consisting of North and South America and the islands
of the Caribbean. North and South America are geologically
separate continental masses.
North America is Earth's third largest landmass with an area of 24.2
million km², separated geographically from mainland Asia by the 85
km wide Bering Strait, but
plate tectonically parts of eastern Russia (eastern Siberia) belong to
the North American plate.
Mainland North America is home to four countries: Canada, The
United states ,Mexico and also Greenland belongs geographically
to North America.
North America is connected to South America by the Isthmus of
is located almost entirely in the Southern Hemisphere, it is bordered in
west by the Humboldt (Peru) Current of the Pacific Ocean
and in east by the Brazil Current of the South Atlantic Ocean. With an
area of 17.8 million km² it is number four in the short list of the largest
The continent is situated on the South American Plate, which in north
meets the Caribbean Plate in the Caribbean Sea, in west the Nazca plate
South Pacific Ocean, and in east it adjoins the African plate.
Australia is both, a country and a continent, it is the smallest in our
hit list of the largest continents, Australia's landmass measures 7.6
therefore it is still smaller than the area of Europe with about 10.2
million km². Australia travels together with the island of New Guinea
on the Australia tectonic plate.
Antarctica has a land area of 14 million km², making it the world's
fifth-largest continent in area. Somewhere in the middle of this vast,
cold and hostile continent is the South Pole,
the southernmost point on the surface of the Earth and the hub, one
of the two endpoints of Earth's rotation axis. Antarctica has its own
tectonic plate, named the Antarctic plate
Here are the world's largest economies as of 2012 using GDP (PPP)
Gross Domestic Product at Purchasing Power Parity. This method
however uses the U.S. dollar to measure each country's equivalent
goods and services.
Top 5 largest
1. United States