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Name the major continents of the Earth. Explain briefly.

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A continent is one of several large landmasses. There are seven continents of the Earth.

List of 7 continents of the Earth is:

  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Africa
  • North America
  • South America
  • Australia
  • Antarctica

List of 7 continents ranked in terms of area (Largest to smallest in area):

  1. Asia - 44.58 million km²
  2. Africa - 30.37 million km²
  3. North America - 24.71 million km²
  4. South America - 17.84 million km²
  5. Antarctica - 14.2 million km²
  6. Europe - 10.18 million km²
  7. Australia - 8.526 million km²

In terms of population, the 7 continents are ranked (from most populated to least populated):

  1. Asia - 4.6 billion (59.54%)
  2. Africa - 1.3 billion (17.20%)
  3. Europe - 747 million (9.59%)
  4. North America - 592 million (7.60%)
  5. South America - 430 million (5.53%)
  6. Australia/Oceania - 43 million (0.55%)
  7. Antarctica - 0 (0.00%)

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