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1 Brought to you by powerpointpros.com The 7 continentsBrought to you by powerpointpros.com
2 What are the continents? Continents make up the largest landmasses on earth. There are 7 of these continents, and we will look at all of them today.
3 EuropeEurope is the 6th largest continent in the world. It covers about 4,000,000 square miles and contains many countries. It is located in the east near Asia and Africa.
4 AsiaAsia is the largest continent in the world, both in size and population, and also contains many countries. It is located in the east, and covers about 17 million square miles.
5 AfricaAfrica is the second-largest continent in the world—both in size and in population. It covers almost 12 million square miles in land area.
6 Australia/ OceaniaAustralia, also called Oceania, is the smallest of the 7 continents in the world in land area, and the second smallest in population. It covers a mere 3.27 million square miles in land area.
7 AntarcticaAntarctica is a continent that is located in the south, and it is mostly covered by ice. It is almost entirely contained in the Antarctic Circle, and is surrounded by the Southern Ocean. It is sparsely inhabited.
8 North AmericaNorth America is located almost entirely in the northern and western hemispheres. It is the third largest continent in land area (covering about 9 ½ million square miles) and the fourth largest in population.
9 South AmericaSouth America is the fourth largest continent in the world (in terms of size), and the fifth largest in terms of population. It covers roughly 6 ½ million square miles of land area.
10 ConclusionSo, now you know the names of our 7 continents and how they compare in terms of size and population. Great job!