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The Seven Continents
- Africa, the second largest continent, occupies about 11,667,239
square miles (30,244,049 square kilometers). Africa lies in both
the Northern and Southern hemispheres, with the greater part north of
the Equator. In 2007, Africa's population was approximately
- Antarctica is a continent that lies around the South Pole.
Antarctica occupies about 5,500,000 square miles (14,200,000 square
kilometers) and has no permanent residents.
- Asia, the largest continent, occupies about 17,139,445 square miles
(44,391,162 square kilometers). Asia lies primarily in the
Northern hemisphere. In 2007, Asia's population was approximately
- Australia, the smallest continent, occupies about 2,967,909 square
miles (7,686,884 square kilometers). Australia lies in the
Southern hemisphere and is part of the Oceania region. In 2007,
Australia's population was approximately 20,857,000.
- Europe, the second smallest continent, occupies about 3,997,929
square miles (10,354,636 square kilometers). Europe lies in
the Northern hemisphere. In 2007, Europe's population was
- North America, the third largest continent, occupies about
9,361,791 square miles (24,247,039 square kilometers). North
America lies in the Northern hemisphere. In 2007, North
America's population was approximately 523,775,400.
- South America, the fourth largest continent, occupies about
6,880,706 square miles (17,821,029 square kilometers).
South America lies primarily in the Southern Hemisphere. In
2007, South America's population was approximately 376,055,500.
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