Continent Facts

The World is made up of seven continents:

North America (blue), South America (orange), Europe (pink), Africa (yellow), Asia (green), Antarctica (pale pink) and Australasia, sometimes called Oceania (purple).

World Continents
Continents in order of size:

1. Asia – 44,391,162 km²
2. Africa – 30,244,049 km²
3. North America – 24,247,039 km²
4. South America – 17,821,029 km²
5. Antarctica – 14,245,000 km²
6. Europe – 10,354,636 km²
7. Australasia – 7,686,884 km²

 

 

Continents by Population:

1. Asia – 4,427,000,000
2. Africa – 1,108,500,000
3. Europe – 742,500,000
4. North America – 522,807,432
5. South America – 379,919,602
6. Australasia – 38,434,176
7. Antarctica – 0 (up to 4,000 scientists depending on season)

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Continent Facts. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/continent_facts.htm. Last accessed Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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