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1 Seven Continents By Kelly McClure

2 North America Includes: Bermuda Canada Greenland Mexico
Saint Pierre and Miquelon United States

3 fUn FacTs The largest city in North America is Mexico City, Mexico.
The largest country is the United States. The longest river in North America is the Mississippi River. Lake Superior is the largest fresh water lake in the world. It is located on the border between the United States and Canada. The country of Greenland is the biggest island on the planet. The North American and South American continents are thought to have been named after Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci.

4 South America Includes: Argentina Bolivia Brazil Chile Colombia
Ecuador Falkland Islands French Guiana Guyana Paraguay Peru Suriname Uruguay Venezuela

5 fUn FacTs The highest point in South America is Cerro Aconagua in the Andes Mountains in the country of Argentina. The largest South American country in both size and population is Brazil. The largest city is Sao Paulo, Brazil, which is the fifth largest country in the world. North and South America were named after Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci. The highest waterfall in the world is Santo del Angel. It is almost 1000 meters high!

6 Doesn’t include any countries
Antarctica Doesn’t include any countries

7 fUn FacTs Antarctica is one and a half times the size of the United States. The temperature in Antarctica almost always remains below freezing. Antarctica holds roughly one third of all the fresh water on Earth. No trees grow on Antarctica. Antarctica was warm for much of the history of Earth. The continent of Antarctica is buried under 1 mile of snow and ice. At its deepest point, the ice is over 3 miles thick. The largest animal living on Antarctica is a midge, which is less than a half inch long. The sea around Antarctica, however, is full of living creatures. Antarctica is so cold, nothing can rot

8 Africa Includes: Algeria Cameroon Central African Republic Chad Egypt
Liberia (just to name a few)

9 fUn FacTs The highest point in Africa is Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania at 5895 meters high, the lowest point is Lake Asal in Djibouti at 153 meters below sea level. The largest country in Africa is Sudan, the smallest is The Seychelles. The most populated country is Nigeria and the largest city is Cairo in Egypt. The largest lake in Africa is Lake Victoria and the longest river is The Nile River, which is also the longest river in the world. Africa is rich with varied wildlife including elephants, penguins, lions, cheetahs, seals, giraffes, gorillas, crocodiles, and hippos. African languages are varied with more than 1000 languages spoken across the continent.

10 Europe Includes: Austria Czech Republic France Germany Greece
Italy Norway Spain (just to name a few)

11 fUn FacTs Europe is the home to many of the world's oldest countries including the 5 oldest; San Marino, France, Bulgaria, Denmark, and Portugal. Europe is home to the smallest country in the world, the Holy See or the Vatican. It is the smallest country both in size and population. The tallest mountain in Europe is Mount Elbrus in Russia. Most of Europe now uses the same currency called the Euro. The area of Russia that is west of the Ural Mountains is usually considered part of Europe.

12 Asia Includes: Afghanistan Bangladesh China India Japan
North/South Korea Russia (Just to name a few)

13 fUn FacTs Asia is almost 30% of the worlds land area and contains 60% of the worlds population. The highest point on earth, Mt. Everest, is in Asia. The lowest point on land, the Dead Sea, is also in Asia. The Great Wall of China is the only man made structure that can be seen from space. Asia is the only continent that border two other continents; Africa and Europe. It sometimes joins with a third continent, North America, in the winter by ice forming in the Bering Sea. Asia contains many of the largest cities in the world including the two largest; Shanghai, China and Mumbai, India.

14 Oceania Includes: Australia Fiji Guam New Zealand Papua New Guinea
Tonga (To name just a few)

15 fUn FacTs Much of Oceania is sparsely populated and there are more sheep in Oceania than people. Australia was first settled by Europeans as a penal colony or prison colony. The name Australia means "land of the south". There are less people that live in Australia than in the US state of Texas. Oceania is located in the southern hemisphere. This means that its winter is during June, July and August and its summer during the months of December, January, and February

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