Continent Facts & FAQ
What is a continent?
A large contiguous mass of land. Its exact definition can seemingly apply to an island as well ans is somewhat arbitrary. If its not considered an island like Greenland is then it is considered a continent.
How many continents are there?
4-7 depending on your cultural viewpoint. 7 is the most widely accepted number.
What are the 7 continents?
- North America
- South America
Why is Greenland an island, while Australia is a continent?
Greenland is considered more of an extension of North America, is very small and doesn’t contain many plants and animals unique to it.
Here is a chart listing attributes of each continent:
|Name||Population||Area||Highest Mountain||# of Countries|
|1||Africa||1.1 billion||11.6 million sq miles||Kilimanjaro||54|
|2||Asia||4.4 billion||17 million sq mi||Everest||49|
|3||Antarctica||0||5.4 million sq mi||Vinson||0|
|4||Australia||23.7 million||3 million sq mi||Kosciuszko||1|
|5||Europe||742 million||4 million sq mi||Elbrus||50|
|6||North America||565 million||9.4 million sq mi||Denali||23|
|7||South America||386 million||6.8 million sq mi||Aconcagua||12|
Is there a song to help kids remember the 7 continents?
What is the largest continent?
Asia is the largest continent by both area and population
What continent is Mexico in?
Is Australia a continent?
What continent is the Middle East in?
What are countries called that extend to more than 1 continent?
Here is a list of the transcontinental countries:
- Asian–European boundary: Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkey
- African–Asian boundary: Egypt
- North American-South American boundary: Colombia, Panama 1
What continent is England in?
Is Central America a Continent?
No. It is part of North America
Is there a continents game anywhere?
Here is a decent one