#1 Asia - (44,579,000 sq km)
#2 Africa - (30,065,000 sq km)
#3 North America - (24,256,000 sq km)
#4 South America - (17,819,000 sq km)
#5 Antarctica - (13,209,000 sq km)
#6 Europe - (9,938,000 sq km)
#7 Australia/Oceania - (8,112,000 sq km)
BY POPULATION 2014 estimates
#1 Asia - (4,298,723,000)
#2 Africa - (1,110,635,000)
#3 Europe - (742,452,000)
#4 North America - (565,265,000)
#5 South America - (406,740,000)
#6 Australia/Oceania - (38,304,000)
#7 Antarctica - (0)
NUMBERS OF COUNTRIES
#1 Africa - (54)
#2 Europe - (47)
#3 Asia - (44)
#4 North America - (23)
#5 Oceania - (14)
#6 South America - (12)
#7 Antarctica - (0)
All countries listed by continent here
In some parts of the world students are taught that there are only six continents, as they combine North America and South America into one continent called Americas.
Other experts use only six continents by combining Europe and Asia into a continent called Eurasia.
(42,075,000 sq km) (825,000,000)
(54,697,000 sq km) (4,406,000,000)
Convert km (kilometers) to miles,
.....multiply kilometers by: 0.621371
Convert sq km (kilometers) to sq miles,
.....multiply kilometers by: 0.386102
The Caribbean Islands, Central America countries and Greenland are all considered part of North America.
The Middle East is part of Asia.
Many modern atlases and geography experts now consider the long-established continent of Australia to be better defined as Australia/Oceania, which then combines and includes all of (Australia), the large island groups of New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Solomons, and the countless volcanic and coral islands of the south Pacific Ocean, including those of Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia. In short, OCEANIA is now one of the most diverse and fascinating areas on the planet.
Points of Interest
Hawaii is approximately 2,550 miles southwest of Los Angeles, in the middle of the North Pacific Ocean. Politically it is part of North America, but geographically it is not part of any continent.