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Map and Details of all 7 Continents

Find below all the information about the 7 continents. 

Largest Continents?

  1. Asia - 17,212,000 sq mi (44,579,000 sq km)
  2. Africa - 11,668,599 sq mi (30,221,532 sq km)
  3. North America - 9,540,000 sq mi (24,709,000 sq km)
  4. South America - 6,890,000 sq mi (17,840,000 sq km)
  5. Antarctica - 5,400,000 sq mi (14,000,000 sq km)
  6. Europe - 3,930,000 sq mi (10,180,000 sq km)
  7. Australia/Oceania - 3,291,903 sq mi (8,525,989 sq km)

Most Populated Continent?

  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 - (4,490)

Continent with Most 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

Notes: 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 the Americas.

Other experts use only six continents by combining Europe and Asia into a continent called Eurasia.

Americas: 42,075,000 sq km – pop: 972,005,000

Eurasia: 54,697,000 sq km – pop: 5,041,175,000

To convert km (kilometers) to miles ... multiply kilometers by: 0.621371

To 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.

Special Cases:

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.

Turkey is officially, politically and geographically part of both the European and Asian continents. Its established dividing line between Asia and Europe is the Bosphorus Strait.

European Russia is not a separate country, but rather the far western end of the Russian Federation. Most modern atlases and geography experts consider this landmass politically and geographically part of the continent of Europe. The Russian Federation's established dividing line between Asia and Europe are the Ural Mountains

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This page was last updated on June 16, 2020.