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A map showing the continents:
    North America
    South America

A continent is a large area of land on earth. It is generally agreed that there are seven continents — Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Europe, Oceania, North America, and South America.

Sometimes Asia and Europe are considered one large continent called Eurasia. North America and South America are sometimes together called the Americas. Oceania may also be called Australia and Oceania or just Australia.

Area and population[edit | edit source]

Asia is the largest and most populous continent. It also contains the highest point on earth, Mount Everest, and the lowest point on land, the Dead Sea.

Area and population of the continents
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