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Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Know All About The Continents Of The World

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Know All About The Continents Of The World

"continents are understood to be large, continuous, discrete masses of land, ideally separated by expanses of water."

Geologically the continents largely correspond to areas of continental crust that are found on the continental plates.However, some areas of continental crust are regions covered with water not usually included in the list of continents. The area referred to as Zealandia is one such area. 

Names of the Continents are given as(Ordered from largest in size to smallest):
1-Asia, 
2-Africa,
3-North America, 
4-South America, 
5-Antarctica, 
6-Europe, 
7-Australia.
Know All About The Continents Of The World




Area And Population:

Continent
Area (km²)]
Area (mi²)
Percent
total
landmass

Population
Percent
total pop.
Most populous
city
Africa
30,370,000
11,730,000
20.4%
1,186,178,000
16.1%
LagosNigeria
Antarctica
13,720,000
5,300,000
9.2%
4,490
0.0%
McMurdo Station
Asia
43,820,000
16,920,000
29.5%
4,393,296,000
59.8%
Shanghai
China
Europe
10,180,000
3,930,000
6.8%
738,442,000
10.0%
Moscow
Russia
North America
24,490,000
9,460,000
16.5%
573,777,000
7.8%
Mexico City
Mexico
Australia
9,008,500
3,478,200
5.9%
39,331,000
0.5%
Sydney,
 Australia
South America
17,840,000
6,890,000
12.0%
418,447,000
5.7%
SãoPaulo
Brazil




Highest and lowest points:
The following table lists the seven continents with their highest and lowest points on land, sorted in decreasing highest points.The following table lists the seven continents with their highest and lowest points on land, sorted in decreasing highest points.

Continent
Highest point
Elevation (m)
Country or territory containing highest point
Lowest point
Elevation (m)
Country or territory containing lowest point
Asia
Mount Everest
8,848
China and Nepal
Dead Sea
−427
IsraelJordan and Palestine
South America
Aconcagua
6,960
Argentina
Laguna del Carbón
−105
Argentina
North America
Denali
6,198
United States
Death Valley 
−86
United States
Africa
Mount Kilimanjaro
5,895
Tanzania
Lake Assal
−155
Djibouti
Europe
Mount Elbrus
5,642
Russia
Caspian Sea
−28
Russia
Antarctica
Vinson Massif
4,892
(none)
Deep Lake, Vestfold Hills 
−50
(none)
Australia
Puncak Jaya
4,884
Indonesia (Papua)
Lake Eyre
−15
Australia


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