Seen from space, Earth seems to four or five broad areas of land, depending on your point of view. However, we must maintain the illusion that there are more continents.
As we all learned in elementary school, there are seven continents. A quick look at the world, however, revealed that only the basic assumption is completely wrong. In particular, how can it be that Europe is a continent where there are no clear differences with Russia?
What causes surprise, not classified in the Arctic and the continent. In contrast, distributed between North America and Asia. Yes, because Asia is considered Russia as part of a seven-continent model. And receive the following seven continents in alphabetical order.
Africa is the continent more than others obviously. It is also the second largest as the size of Earth, covering more than 11700000 square km, which is 5.9 percent of the earth’s surface. Because of the population, Africa is the second most populous continent with over 840 million people.
Antarctic continent as well, especially if barren. And covers 98 percent of the continent of Antarctica is ice not only as a country, does not require other countries.
Based on the large size, and Asia leading the continent in the world. It contains the largest area of land and is home to more than 60 percent of all people. Talk about traffic jams! In fact, the measurement may be a bit misleading to Asia. In accordance with the methodology of the seven continents, Asia, spanning most of Russia and the Middle East and even parts of Egypt.
Often referred to as the forgotten continent, Australia is the fourth continent. He was appointed one to an island for a period of history, Australia is to ensure that the continent. That said, is the smallest in the country, with more than a bit of 4000000 square kilometers, but has a healthy population of more than 20 million people.
European continent, but there is little evidence to support this claim geography. Behalf of the European continent is primarily a political and historical development. Regardless, Europe covers an area of 4 million square kilometers, but densely populated with more than 11 percent of the world population to 705 million people.
North America is the continent next year. Once again, we run the practical question of the border. Using the methodology of the seven continents, North America, extending to the North Pole, as expected, but also including many of the countries of Central America. Total land area of 9450000 square kilometers. 514000000 people are estimated to live in North America.
Last is the South American continent. Cover 6900000 square kilometers, and South America and covers 3.5 percent of the earth’s surface. With a population of 371 million people, ranks as the fifth country in terms of population.
Seven continents misleading nature of the theory has to do with Europe. If European countries are not as powerful entities throughout history, we actually consider the continent? No way!