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South America

South America is the fourth largest continent in land area. It covers about one-eighth of the world’s land area. Only Asia, Africa, and North America are larger. South America is fifth among the continents in population.Asia, Europe, Africa, and North America all have more people.... Read More

North America

North America is the third largest continent. It reaches from the Arctic Ocean in the north to South America in the south. Only Asia and Africa are larger. Asia, Africa, and Europe have more people.... Read More

Europe

Europe is one of Earth’s seven continents. It is smaller than every other continent except Australia, but only Asia and Africa have more people. There are 49 countries in Europe. Russia, the largest country in the world, extends across eastern Europe and into Asia. Vatican City, the world’s smallest country, is also in Europe. Other countries in Europe include France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.... Read More

Continent

Continents are Earth’s great masses of land. There are seven continents. From biggest to smallest, they are Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia. Asia is not just the biggest in size. It also has the most people. Australia is both a continent and a country.... Read More

Australia

Australia is the only country that is also a continent. Australia is the sixth largest country but the smallest continent. It lies between the South Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean. It is southwest of North America and southeast of Asia. Australia is often called “Down Under.” This is because the land lies entirely within the Southern Hemisphere. The Southern Hemisphere is the half of Earth that lies south of the equator. Canberra is the capital of Australia.It is also the largest inland city.... Read More

Asia

Asia is the largest continent in both size and population. It covers almost one-third of the world’s land. About three-fifths of the world’s people live in Asia.... Read More

Antarctica

Antarctica <<ant AHRK tih kuh>> is the continent that covers and surrounds the South Pole. Its land is covered by ice.Antarctica is the coldest and iciest place in the world. The South Pole lies near the middle of Antarctica on a high, flat, windy area of ice and snow.... Read More

Africa

Africa is the second largest continent. Only the continent of Asia is larger. Africa covers about a fifth of the world’s land.... Read More