Continents of the World

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Continents of the World

Definition of Continent:

Any of the world’s main continuous expanses of land is called a continent.

Seven Continents of the World:

The seven continents are the seven major land areas of the Earth. Those are Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America, Australia, Antarctica. Some of them are compact, while others are completely surrounded by water. Some continents have many countries, but others have only a few countries.

Asia:

Largest Continent of the World:
Asia is the largest continent .It covers one third of the world.

Largest Populated Continent of the World:
Asia is the highest populated continent of the world. Half of the world’s population lives here. The two most popular countries of the world China and India are also a part of this continent.

Land Area and Population of Asia:
Asia has 30% of the land area and 60% of the population.

Mount Everest (World’s Highest Peak):
Asia is home to the ten highest peaks in the world. Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, is unique here

Asian Animals:
Double Pythons, Tiger, Panda, Yaks, Indian Rhinoceros are the animals of Asia.

Africa:

Second Largest Continent of the World:
Africa is the largest continent of the world after Asia that is the second largest continent of the world.

Dark Continent:
It is also known as the Dark Continent as it has not been known for a long time because of the difficult habitat.

Nile River (World’ Longest River):
Africa is the home of the Nile River, which is the longest river in the entire world.

Sahara Desert (World’s Largest Desert):
Africa is the home to the Sahara, which is the largest desert in the world.

Hottest Continent:
The equator passes through the middle of the African continent, so it receives direct sunlight all year round. So it is hot all year round. Ethiopia’s hottest spot is on the African continent.

Mineral Rich Continent:
Africa is very rich in minerals. Ninety-five percent of the world’s diamonds and more than 50% of the world’s gold come from Africa.

Production of Chocolate:
66% of the world’s chocolate comes from Africa.

Use of tools by first human settler:
Africa is considered to be a place where the first human settler learned to use tools. Africa is also said to be the place where 1 people live.

African Animals:
Elephant, Addax, Lion, Cheetah, Zebra, Giraffe, Egyptian mongoose are famous African animals.

Australia:

Smallest Continent of the World:
Australia is the smallest continent in the world.

Largest Island of the World:
Australia is the largest island in the world. Island is a place which is surrounded by water from all side.

One Country Continent:
The Australian continent comprises of only one country, which is Australia itself. It lies south of the equator and is called the earth below.

Flat Desert:
Two thirds of Australia is a flat desert.

Distinct Animals of Australia:
Australia is the home to three distinct animals which are the platypus, the egg-laying mammal, the kangaroo, which carries its young in its pouch, the emu, the large migratory bird.

Largest Coral Reef in the world:
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef in the world, made up of coral deposits and up to 2,000 meters in length.

Eucalyptus Trees:
Australia is also known for its diverse variety of Eucalyptus trees. There are more than 500 species.

Population of Australian Sheep:
The number of Australian sheep is higher than the population. Their number of sheep is 14 times greater than that of humans. That is why Australia is at the forefront of wool production and exports.

Australian Animals:
Australia’s Largest Animals are Kangaroo, Koala, Platypus, Emu.

Antarctica:

Frozen Continent (Soft Continent):
Antarctica is a frozen area around the South Pole. It is also called the “Soft Continent”. Antarctica is the tallest, most arid, stormy, most fertile, coldest place in the world. The waters of Antarctica are so cold that nothing can rot here.

White Continent:
Antarctica contains 75% of the world’s ice. It is estimated that the snow is 4 km in diameter. It looks all white, which is why it is also known as the “White Continent”. Antarctica contains about 70% of the world’s fresh water.

Windiest Continent of the World:
Antarctica is the windiest continent on earth.

Coldest Temperature Record:
The coldest natural temperatures ever recorded in the world were in Antarctica. It was 89.2 ° C (–129 ° F). Most continents are dry. Few inland parts receive about 5 cm of rain every year. In a sense, Antarctica is a cold desert.

Summer Duration in Antarctica:
During the summer, it shines 24 hours a day

Facts about Antarctica

  • Until 1840, it was not known whether the Antarctic was simply frozen or whether there was land beneath it.
  • Robert Falcon Scott was not the only famous Scott born June 6: David Scott, born June 6, 1932, was the seventh man to walk on the Moon.
  • Mount Erebus is the one active volcano in Antarctica.
  • There is about eight times as much snow in Antarctica as in the Arctic.
  • The number of pairs of Antarctica penguins is estimated at 20 million.
  • On October 14, 1899, Norwegian zoologist Nicolai Hansen became the first person who was buried in Antarctica.
  • The first person to be born in Antarctica was Emilio Marcos Palma of Argentina on January 7, 1978.
  • If all the ice in Antarctica were to melt, sea levels could rise by as much as 700 feet [200 m].

Europe:

Name of Europe:
It is believed that Europe was basically named after ‘Europa’ by the Phoenician Princess from Greek Mythology.

Desertless Continent:
In Europe, there are no deserts. Only a continent without deserts.

Center of World Wars:
Both world wars were centered on Europe.

Invention of Famous Games:
Golf started in Scotland and Cricket was first played in Britain, both in Europe. Similarly piano and guitar are the invention of Europe.

Vatican City:
Vatican City, is the world’s smallest country which is present in Europe.

European Currency:
Most European countries use one currency called the Euro.

Popular Countries of Europe:
Germany is the most populous country in Europe and London and Paris are the most populous cities on the continent.

Origin of Industrial Change:
Industrial change is said to have originated only in Europe and from there to the rest of the world.

European Animals:
Frogs, Wild boars, Blue tit, Hedgehog, Roe Deer are some famous European animals.

North America:

Name of North America:
North America was named after explorer Americo Vespucci.

Territories of North America:
North America has five territories.

Population of North America:
The population is about 22.9 square kilometers, the largest on the continent.

Size of North America as compared to Europe:
North America is about double the size of Europe.

Lake Superior (Largest Freshwater Lake):
Lake Superior which is present in North America is the largest freshwater lake in the world. It is located between the United States and Canada on the border.

New World:
North America is also called as the “New World”.

Third Largest Continent:
North America is the third largest continent in the region, after Asia and Africa, and the fourth most populous nation after Asia, Africa and Europe.

Mississippi (The Third longest River):
Mississippi, the third longest river in the world in North America. Its length is 3778 km. In the Native American language Mississippi means ‘Great River’.

The Moose (The Tallest Animal):
The moose is the tallest animal in North America and the Elk is the 2nd tallest animal on the continent.

Elf (The world’s smallest owl):
Elf, the world’s smallest owl, is found in North America.

North American Animals:
North American are Brown Bears, Bald Eagles, Hummingbirds, Bullfrogs.

Cuba (Sugar Bowl of the world):
Cuba, a North American country known as the ‘sugar bowl of the world’, exports the world’s largest sugar.

Production of Dairy Products:
North America produces about 25% of the world’s dairy products and dairy products.

South America:

Andes (The Second World Range):
Andes in South America, forming the Second World Range of the World’s Mountains near the Himalayas (Asia). It’s the mountains of the Young Fold. Mountain. Aconcagua is the Highest (7,021 m) of The Andes.

World’s Highest Waterfall :
Angel Falls which is present in South America, is the World’s Highest Waterfall.

Amazon River:
It also has the largest river in the world – the Amazon (by volume). The name Amazon comes from the American name for the river ‘Amazunu’ which means ‘big wave’. At length, it is the second longest river in the world.

Home of Anaconda:
South America is also home to the anaconda, one of the largest snakes in the world.

World’s Highest Volcano:
Mt. Chimborazo and Mt. Cotopaxi, the world’s highest volcano, is found in South America.

Lake Titicaca:
Lake Titicaca which is the world’s highest lake, is located in South America. It rises 3800 meters.

Languages of South America:
The basic languages that are spoken in South America are Spanish and Portuguese.

Salar de Uyuni (World’s Largest Salt Lake):
It also has the largest salt lake in the world: Salar de Uyuni (Uyuni salt flats).

Coffee Production:
Brazil, a South American country, is the world’s largest coffee producer.

Popular Sport of South America:
Soccer is the most popular sport of the continent.

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