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Our Continents

A continent (of which we have 7 on our planet) is one of several very large landmasses of the world. Generally identified by convention rather than any strict criteria, up to seven regions are commonly regarded as continents. Ordered from largest in area to smallest, they are: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia. Geologically, the continents largely correspond to areas of continental crust that are found on the continental plates. However, some areas of continental crust are regions covered with water not usually included in the list of continents. Zealandia is one such area (see submerged continents below). Islands are frequently grouped with a neighbouring continent to divide all the world's land into geopolitical regions. Under this scheme, most of the island countries and territories in the Pacific Ocean are grouped together with the continent of Australia to form a geopolitical region called Oceania.

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North America

North America

North America

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Asia

North America

North America

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Europe

North America

South America

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South America

Oceania/Australia

South America

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Africa

Oceania/Australia

Oceania/Australia

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Oceania/Australia

Oceania/Australia

Oceania/Australia

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