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    Home >> Social Studies >> Continents Of The World

    Continents Of The World

    There are seven major continents.These are separated by large water bodies.These are Asia,Europe,Africa,North America,South America,Australia and Antarctica.


    Asia-Asia is the largest continent.It covers about one third of the total land area of the earth.The continent lies in the Eastern Hemisphere.The Tropic of Cancer passes through this continent.Asia is separated from Europe by the Ural mountains on the west.The combined landmass of Europe and Asia is called the Eurasia.


    Europe:-Europe is much smaller than Asia.The continent lies to the west of Asia.The Arctic Circle passes through it.It is bound by water bodies on three sides.


    Africa- Africa is the second largest continent after Asia.The Equator or 0 latitude runs almost through the middle of the continent.A large part of the Africa lies in the Northern Hemisphere.Africa is the only continent through which the Tropic of Cancer,the Equator and the tropic of Capricorn pass.The Sahara desert ,the world's largest hot desert is located in Africa.


    North America-North America is the third largest continent of the world.It is linked to South America by a very narrow strip of land called Isthmus of Panama.


    South America-South America lies mostly in the southern hemisphere.The Andes world's largest mountain range runs through its length from north to south.South America has the world's largest river,the Amazon.


    Australia- Australia is the smallest continent that lies entirely in the Southern Hemisphere.It is surrounded on all sides by the oceans and seas.It is called an island continent.


    Antarctica- Antarctica completely in the southern hemisphere is a huge continent.The south pole lies almost at the centre of the continent.It is permanently covered with thick ice sheets.


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