How many continents are on Earth?
A continent is a huge piece of land where most of it is land. In addition to land, it includes its outskirts, the shelf and the islands located there. The concepts of Continents and Continents in Russian are synonymous.
A continent is a single, undivided piece of land. Eurasia is considered the largest continent , which has two parts of the world: Asia and Europe. North America is next in size , followed by South America , after Africa , Australia and Antarctica.
Continents on Earth: 6
In some countries, a different number of continents are distinguished:
- In China, they are sure that there are seven of them, since Asia and Europe are separated into separate parts there.
- In Portugal and Greece, six continents are also distinguished, but instead of uniting Europe and Asia, they unite North and South America.
- The Olympic Committee understands only the inhabited part of the Earth as continents, excluding Antarctica from this list. Therefore, there are five continents and the same number of Olympic rings.
How many countries are on Earth?
Below is a full list of all countries in the world by population.
|USA||North America||Washington, DC||9,629,090 km2||317,706,000|
|Indonesia||Asia , Australia and Oceania||Jakarta||1,904,570 km2||249,866,000|
|Brazil||South America||Brasília||8,514,880 km2||201 032 714|
|Russia||Asia , Europe||Moscow||17,098,200 km2||143,700,000|
|Mexico||North America||Mexico City||1,958,200 km2||119,713,203|
|Ethiopia||Africa||Addis Ababa||1,104,300 km2||86,613,986|
|Egypt||Africa , Asia||Cairo||980,869 km2||86,127,000|
|Turkey||Asia , Europe||Ankara||783,562 km2||76,667,864|
|Democratic Republic of the Congo||Africa||Kinshasa||2,344,860 km2||67,514,000|
|Thailand||Asia||Bangkok (Krung Thep)||513,115 km2||65,926,261|
|Great Britain||Europe||London||242,900 km2||63,705,000|
|Burma (Myanmar)||Asia||Naypyidaw||676,578 km2||53,259,000|
|South Africa – JAR||Africa||Pretoria||1,221,040 km2||52,981,991|
|South Korea||Asia||Seoul||99,538 km2||50,219,669|
|Colombia||South America||Bogota||1,138,910 km2||47,506,000|
|Tanzania||Africa||At home||945,087 km2||44,928,923|
|Argentina||South America||Buenos Aires||2,780,400 km2||41,660,096|
|Canada||North America||Ottawa||9,970,610 km2||35,295,770|
|Peru||South America||Lima||1,285,220 km2||30,475,144|
|Malaysia||Asia||Kuala Lumpur||329,847 km2||30,041,000|
|Saudi Arabia||Asia||Riyadh||2,149,690 km2||29,994,272|
|Venezuela||South America||Caracas||912,050 km2||28,946,101|
|North Korea||Asia||Pyongyang||120,538 km2||24,895,000|
|Australia||Australia and Oceania||Canberra||7,741,220 km2||23,414,552|
|Ivory Coast||Africa||Yamoussoukro||322,463 km2||23,202,000|
|Sri Lanka||Asia||Colombo||65,610 km2||20,277,597|
|Chile||South America||Santiago de Chile||756,096 km2||16,341,929|
|Guatemala||North America||Guatemala||108,889 km2||15,806,675|
|Ecuador||South America||Quito||283,561 km2||15,699,200|
|They had||Africa||Bamako||1,240,190 km2||15,302,000|
|Cambodia||Asia||Phnom Penh||181,035 km2||15,135,000|
|Cuba||North America||Havana||110,861 km2||11,167,325|
|South Sudan||Africa||Dzuba||644,329 km2||10,625,176|
|Haiti||North America||Port-au-Prince||27,750 km2||10,413,211|
|Benin||Africa||Porto Novo||112,622 km2||10,323,000|
|Bolivia||South America||La Paz||1,098,580 km2||10,027,254|
|Dominican republic||North America||Santo Domingo||48,671 km2||9,445,281|
|Honduras||North America||Tegucigalpa||112,088 km2||8,555,072|
|United Arab Emirates||Asia||Abu Dhabi||83,600 km2||8,264,070|
|Papua New Guinea||Australia and Oceania||Port Moresby||462,840 km2||7,398,500|
|Paraguay||South America||Asunción||406,752 km2||6,783,374|
|El Salvador||North America||San Salvador||21,041 km2||6,340,000|
|Sierra Leone||Africa||Freetown||71,740 km2||6,190,280|
|Nicaragua||North America||Managua||130,000 km2||6,071,045|
|Costa Rica||North America||San Jose||51,100 km2||4,667,096|
|Central African Republic||Africa||Bangui||622,984 km2||4,616,000|
|New Zealand||Australia and Oceania||Wellington||270,534 km2||4,518,330|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Europe||Sarajevo||51,197 km2||3,791,622|
|Panama||North America||City of Panama||75,517 km2||3,405,813|
|Uruguay||South America||Montevideo||175,016 km2||3,286,314|
|Jamaica||North America||Kingston||10,991 km2||2,711,476|
|Trinidad and Tobago||South America , North America||Port of Spain||5,130 km2||1,328,019|
|Mauritius||Africa||Port Louis||2,040 km2||1,257,900|
|East Timor||Asia , Australia and Oceania||Dili||14,874 km2||1,066,409|
|Fiji||Australia and Oceania||Suva||18,274 km2||858,038|
|Guyana||South America||Georgetown||214,969 km2||784,894|
|Equatorial Guinea||Africa||Malabo||28,051 km2||736,296|
|Solomon Islands||Australia and Oceania||Honiara||28,896 km2||581 344|
|Western Sahara||Africa||Laayoune||266,000 km2||567,000|
|Suriname||South America||Paramaribo||163,820 km2||534 189|
|Cape Verde||Africa||Beach||4,033 km2||491,875|
|Brunei||Asia||Bandar Seri Begawan||5,765 km2||393 162|
|Bahamas||North America||Nassau||13,878 km2||351 461|
|Belize||North America||Belmopan||22,966 km2||349,728|
|Barbados||North America||Bridgetown||430 km2||285,000|
|Vanuatu||Australia and Oceania||Port Vila||12,189 km2||264,652|
|Samoa||Australia and Oceania||Appia||2,831 km2||187,820|
|Saint Thomas||Africa||Sao Tome||964 km2||187,356|
|Saint Lucia||North America||Castries||539 km2||180,000|
|Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||North America||Kingstown||388 km2||109,000|
|Kiribati||Australia and Oceania||Tarawa||726 km2||106,461|
|Grenada||North America||Saint George’s||344 km2||103,328|
|Tonga||Australia and Oceania||Nuku’alofa||747 km2||103,036|
|Micronesia||Australia and Oceania||Palikir||702 km2||101,351|
|Antigua and Barbuda||North America||Saint John’s||442 km2||86,295|
|Andorra||Europe||Andorra la Vella||468 km2||76,098|
|Dominica||North America||Roseau||751 km2||71,293|
|Marshall Islands||Australia and Oceania||Majuro||181 km2||56,086|
|Saint Christopher||North America||Basseterre||261 km2||54,000|
|Lichtenstein||Europe||Vaduz||160 km2||37 132|
|Monaco||Europe||Monaco||2 km2||36 136|
|San Marino||Europe||San Marino||61 km2||33,540|
|Palau||Australia and Oceania||Ngerulmud||459 km2||20,901|
|cooks Islands||Australia and Oceania||Avarua||240 km2||14,974|
|Tuvalu||Australia and Oceania||Funafuti||26 km2||11,323|
|Nauru||Australia and Oceania||Yaren||21 km2||9,945|
|Niue||Australia and Oceania||Aloof||260 km2||1,611|
Source: World Population
If we combine not only Europe and Asia, but also North and South America, we get four continents. Therefore, the dispute over the number of continents has not been resolved so far, scientists from different countries put forward their theory and stubbornly prove it. But while the majority for six continents on planet Earth.
History of the continents
However, such a number of continents on Earth was not always. Scientists identify several hypothetical continents that existed on Earth in different time periods.
- Kenorland is a supercontinent that existed during the Neoarchean period (2.75 billion years ago).
- Nuna is a supercontinent whose existence is considered to be the Paleoproterozoic era (1.8-1.5 billion years ago).
- Rodinia is a supercontinent of the Proterozoic-Precambrian era. The mainland appeared 1.1 billion years ago, and broke up 750 million years ago.
- Pangea is a supercontinent that arose in the Paleozoic (Permian period) and disappeared in the Triassic era (200-210 million years ago).
- Euramerica (or Laurussia) is a supercontinent of the Paleozoic era. The mainland broke up in the Paleogene era.
- Gondwana is a supercontinent that appeared 750-530 million years ago and broke up 70-80 million years ago.
This is not the whole list of predecessors of modern continents. Moreover, some scientists argue that in the future, earthlings are expected to form another supercontinent. Presumably, future events will develop as follows:
- First, Africa will merge with Eurasia.
- After about 60 million years, Australia will connect with East Asia, as a result of which the continent Australia-Afro-Eurasia will appear.
- In 130 million years, Antarctica will adjoin southern Australia or Asia, and the mainland Australia-Antarctica-Afro-Eurasia will appear.
- In 250-400 million years, the inhabitants of the planet expect the appearance of the supercontinents Pangea Ultima (200-300 million years, all the current continents will merge), Amasia (50-200 million years, the center of the mainland will be at the North Pole), New Pangea (the reappearance of the supercontinent past – Pangea).
The information presented is only part of scientists’ assumptions about the future of the Earth. And today, erudite and educated people answer the question “How many continents are there on Earth?” confidently answer – exactly 6.
Regions in the United States
The east coast of the United States is best known for the large cities of New York, Philadelphia and Washington DC (the seat of government of the United States). All the threads come together in the metropolises. This is where the control centers for art and culture, economy and finance, politics and media are located. Never sleep cities with a multitude of multicultural restaurants, a sea of museums and sights as well as thousands of shops for an extensive shopping expedition await you. The states on the east coast include Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.
However, the east coast of the USA has a lot more to offer: roaring rivers and impressive mountains, extensive wilderness and idyllic mountain villages, miles of sandy beaches and the Atlantic Ocean. Scenic highlights such as Niagara Falls, Shenandoah National Park, the panoramic road Blue Ridge Parkway and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are just a few highlights of the region. History and culture as well as urban adventure and nature are united here.
The states of Washington (WA) – “Evergreen State” and Oregon (OR) – “Beaver State” – which lie on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, form the beautiful region of the Pacific Northwest.
The Cascades, a volcanic mountain range that runs through Oregon from north to south, offer attractive conditions for recreational activities such as hiking, biking, swimming, fishing and skiing. You will find a unique mountain landscape with glacier-covered peaks, deep gorges, waterfalls and crystal-clear lakes. The gigantic Mount Hood impresses with its size and the dark blue radiant Crater Lake in the Crater Lake National Park with its depth.
On the nearly 645 km long Pacific coast of the state of Oregon you will find idyllic coastal towns, historic lighthouses and fine sandy beaches. History buffs will be won over by the east of the Pacific Northwest. Traces of the first settlers to cross the Rocky Mountains on the Oregon Trail can still be found here today.
The “Evergreen State” is what Washington is called because of its lush forests. The dense, subtropical rainforest in the Olympic National Park is only part of this forest area. But miles of beaches along the Pacific Ocean, snow-capped mountains, dry deserts, rocky river valleys and even volcanoes (such as Mount Rainier) that you can climb on also attract visitors to this region. Seattle, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and the Pacific coast with the offshore islands of the San Juan chain of islands, where killer whales can be seen from May to October, are further highlights.
New England – the historic cradle of the USA – forms the part of the USA with the greatest European influence and inspires with a wonderful, varied landscape. The New England states of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island are also founding members of the United States. In a few hours you can drive a rental car from the green hilly landscape in the west to the pristine beaches in the east. Here you can spend a wonderful bathing holiday, try crab or fish fishing and take part in a whale and seal watching tour off the coast.
In Maine and Massachusetts you will find rugged coastlines, long sandy beaches, lonely lighthouses, picturesque coastal villages and idyllic towns with numerous Victorian houses, picturesque shops and originally decorated restaurants. In Vermont and New Hampshire, the impressive mountain ranges of the Green and White Mountains dominate the landscape. Connecticut and Rhode Island (the smallest of all US states) are known and famous for water sports, especially sailing.
The trademark of all New England countries is the Indian Summer. In autumn, the leaves of the countless maple trees turn from the strong green to bright yellow, orange and red tones. Rustic cottages in the middle of these colorful forests, then invite you to linger.
Notable sights in the region include: B. Boston, Cape Cod, Acadia National Park, the White Mountains and the Green Mountains. The New England states offer countless opportunities for outdoor activities in every season. You will love New England.
Three huge rivers shape large parts of the landscape of the Midwest: The Mississippi – the Old Man River – is the largest river in North America; The old paddle steamer still remind us of times long past. The Missouri – the Big Muddy River – which extends transversely through the same state of Missouri winds to eventually north of St. Louis, the Mississippi River to flow. And the Rio Grande, the lifeline of otherwise dry Southwest Texas.
A special attraction in the Midwest is the former Indian country in Kansas & Oklahoma, because many tribes have found a new home here and the authentic native culture is widespread: In Oklahoma, the Red Earth Pow Wow and the American Indian Exposition are two very well-known Indian gatherings. If you want to get a little closer to modern American history, you should definitely spend a few kilometers on the legendary Route 66 – the “mother of all roads”. It runs across the USA and leads travelers through the big cities of Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Texas also offers you endless sandy beaches on the Gulf of Mexico, so you can also enjoy the beach and the sea in the Midwest. Other highlights of the Midwest region include the cities of Dallas, Houston, Austin, Fort Worth and Dodge City, but of course the Big Bend National Park and Guadalupe Mountains National Park.
Thousands of islands, wide sandy beaches and up to 140 m high dunes, huge forests that shine yellow and red in autumn and form an impressive contrast with the azure sky, pulsating cities with a skyscraper skyline and sleepy towns with the charm of yesterday – that everything and much more awaits you on your trip to the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes States include Illinois (IL), Indiana (IN), Minnesota (MN), Michigan (MI), Ohio (OH) and Wisconsin (WI).
Numerous water activities are offered on the Great Lakes, including Lake Ontario, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Superior and Lake Erie. You can let the wind blow around your nose while sailing or go on a leisurely paddle tour, try parasailing or enjoy the day in the cool water, reserve a relaxing fishing trip, really accelerate while rafting or just watch others doing sports and doing one of the participate in many sporting events for hockey, football, baseball or basketball.
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