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The Seven Continents



This is a brief overview of what comprises the seven continents. The purpose of this discussion is that we claim to have visited the seven continents, but there is a question in people’s minds as to what they are.

Although from space one might identify four or five major landmasses, the earth’s landmass is most commonly identified as being divided into seven major areas or continents. They are, in alphabetical order:

  1. Africa - 11.7 million square miles ( 30.6 million square kilometers) and 840 million people or 12.9% of the world population.
  2. Antarctica - 5.4 million square miles ( 14 million square kilometers) and about 1,000 researchers or 0.00001% of the world population..
  3. Asia - 17.2 million square miles (44.6 million square kilometers) and 4.05 billion (4,050 million) people or 62.3% of the world population..
  4. Australia - 4 million square miles and 20 million people or 0.3% of the world population..
  5. Europe - 3.9 million square miles (10.2 million square kilometers) and 705 million people or 10.8% of the world population..
  6. North America - 9.45 million square miles (24.7 million square kilometers) and 514 million people or 7.9% of the world population..
  7. South America - 6.9 million square miles (18 million square kilometers) and 371 million people or 5.7% of the world population..