Political Map of the World
Relief Map of the World
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 early 2021, Africa's population was approximately 1,373,480,428.
- 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 early 2021, Asia's population was approximately 4,678,445,024.
- 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 early 2021, Oceania's population was approximately 43,219,970.
- Europe, the second smallest continent, occupies about 3,997,929 square miles
(10,354,636 square kilometers). Europe lies in the Northern hemisphere.
In early 2021, Europe's population was approximately 748,787,739.
- 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 early 2021, North America's population was approximately 596,564,730.
- 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 early 2021, South America's population was approximately 434,260,151.
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