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1 Brought to you by
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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 Europe Europe 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 Asia Asia 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 Africa Africa 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/ Oceania Australia, 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 Antarctica Antarctica 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 America North 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 America South 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 Conclusion So, now you know the names of our 7 continents and how they compare in terms of size and population. Great job!

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