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Continents listed according to their Size

Published Saturday, August 11, 2007

A continent is a continuous land mass that constitutes most of the dry land on the surface of the Earth. There are seven continents which are Africa, Antarctica, Australia, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America. These seven continents can be ranked according to their size or area. The list of the seven continents tabulated below shows in the order, the largest to the smallest land mass (area/size).


Continents by Size/Area

Continent
Size/Area
Asia
44,579,000 sq km (17,212,048.13 square miles)


Africa
30,065,000 sq km (11,608,161.4 square miles)


North America
24,256,000 sq km (9,365,293.96 square miles)


South America
17,819,000 sq km (6,879,954.36 square miles)


Antarctica
13,209,000 sq km (5,100,023.41 square miles)


Europe
9,938,000 sq km (3,837,083.25 square miles)


Australia
7,687,000 sq km (2,967,967.29 square miles)

Note:
It is important to note that there are some regions in the world that uses only six continents. There are some that combine North America and South America into one continent called Americas. Likewise, others use six continents but combine Europe and Asia into a continent called Eurasia. As such, this additional info. is added for those who are interesting in any of one of these six continents approach. Here are the size/area for these continents below:

Americas
42,075,000 sq km (16,245,248.32 square miles)

Eurasia
54,697,000 sq km (21,118,629.77 square miles)


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in our lecture, my teacher said that the size of Asia is 44,936,000 square kilometer.

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