Asia is the world's largest and most populous continent, as well as one of the seven continents. According to the United Nations, Asia consists of forty-eight nations, as well as several additional highly autonomous regions and disputed territories that are sometimes referred to be countries in their own right. Including islands such as Hawaii and Madagascar, and areas that do not necessarily have permanent human settlements such as Antarctica, Asia covers about 24,000,000 km2 and has a population of approximately 3 billion people.
Europe is the second largest continent by area, but has only five countries, two of which (EU and Switzerland) are small ones. Europe's population is roughly 500 million people. The other three countries - Russia, Turkey, and Iran - have significantly larger populations than Europe but still only make up 4% of the total global population.
Africa is the third largest continent by area, and has the highest proportion of land covered by water (71%). Africa has 54 countries on its landscape, with a total population of 1.5 billion people.
North America is the fourth largest continent by area, and includes Canada and the United States. It has nine countries, four of which (Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, and the United States) account for almost half of North America's population.
South America is the fifth largest continent by area, and includes all of the countries south of North America.
"Africa is a continent in systems with five or more continents, consisting of 54 nations as well as the disputed area of Western Sahara." Asia is a continent in the five-continent systems (although Europe is included in one of them) and those with six or more continents. It consists of 5,509 counties.
Asia has a total area of 3.96 million square kilometers (1.5 million sq mi), while Africa is only 3.84 million square kilometers (1.5 million sq mi). Thus Africa is actually the larger continent.
The difference is due to the fact that most of Asia is made up of a single country, whereas Africa is made up of many different countries each with their own government and laws they can decide what role they want to play on the global stage.
For example, some countries may even have territories outside of their borders. This is particularly true if they are large countries such as Russia or America. In fact Russia has territories in both Asia and Africa!
There are also certain areas within some countries that do not fall under the control of the national government but instead have their own local governments called "states" or "provinces". These include parts of India, Pakistan, and China.
In conclusion, Africa is the larger continent because it covers more area than Asia.
Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia are the seven continents (listed from largest to smallest in size). Europe and Asia are sometimes considered one continent, dubbed "Eurasia."
Europe is a very large continent with diverse geography, climate, and wildlife. It is also very populated with almost 800 million people living within its borders. Africa is the second-largest continent by area. North America and South America each have more than 20 million people. Antartica is covered in ice and has no humans living on it, but it does have many animals including whales, dolphins, and elephants. Europe and the other continents all have unique wildlife including plants and insects.
In addition to having different climates, cultures, and species of animal and plant life, each continent had a major impact on how Europeans developed as a group. As you'll see in the next section, the colonization of the Americas by Europeans was not equal distribution of wealth, but rather led to the development of different countries with some having much higher levels of technology and culture than others.
Most people believe that there are just seven continents: Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia/Oceania, Europe, North America, and South America. Many geographers and scientists today refer to six continents, with Europe and Asia united (because to the fact that they constitute one solid landmass).
Africa is the largest continent by area, covering 30% of the earth's surface. It is also the most diverse in terms of ecology, culture, and human population. Africa has a long cultural history that goes back thousands of years. There are many different ethnic groups with unique cultures and languages. Modern humans evolved in Africa, so everything important about us today can be found there.
Seven continental divisions make up Africa: Northern Africa, Southern Africa, West Africa, Central Africa, East Africa, The Horn of Africa, and The Antarctic Peninsula.
These divisions do not correspond to physical boundaries such as oceans or countries. They are based on similarities shared by the countries within them. For example, all countries in Northern Africa have been through similar environmental conditions and have developed similar ways of thinking and acting.
Northern Africa consists of Egypt, Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya. Southern Africa includes South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Mozambique.
The seven continents are listed below.
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