A continent is one of Earth’s
seven maindivisions of land.
Continents make up
most of Earth’s land surface.
The area of the ocean is more
than double the area of all the
The continents are,
from largest to smallest:
Europe, and Australia.
Asia, the largest
Mediterranean Sea to the
western Pacific Ocean.
There are more than
40 countries in Asia.
Europe, the sixth-largest continent,
contains just seven percent of the world’s land. Europe has more than 40 countries and many
of the world’s major cities, including London, the United Kingdom;
Paris, France; Berlin, Germany; Rome, Italy; and Madrid, Spain.
Africa, the second-largest
continent, covers an area more
than three times
that of the United States
The Sahara, which covers
much of North Africa, is the world’s
largest hot desert.
Africa is home to 56 countries
but only 14 percent of
the world’s total population.
Antarctica is the windiest, driest,
and iciest place on Earth.
Antarctica is larger than Europe or Australia, but unlike those continents,
it has no permanent human population.
People who work there are scientific
researchers and support staff,
such as pilots and cooks.
Antarctica does not have
In addition to being the smallest continent,
Australia is the flattest and the
second-driest, after Antarctica.
The continent is sometimes called Oceania,
to include the thousands of tiny islands of the
Central Pacific and South Pacific,
Major cities include Sydney,
Melbourne, and Adelaide.
North America is the third-largest continent
The continent includes the enormous
island of Greenland
Greenland is the world’s largest island
North America is home to the
citizens of Canada,
the United States,
Greenland, and Mexico.
South America is connected to North America by the narrow Isthmus of Panama.
These two continents weren’t always connected; they came together
only three million years ago.
the world’s largest tropical rainforest and
the world’s highest waterfall, Angel Falls are in