FACTS ON THE 7 CONTINENTS OF THE WORLD

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FACTS ON THE 7 CONTINENTS OF THE WORLD by Mind Map: FACTS ON THE 7 CONTINENTS OF THE WORLD

1. Asia

1.1. Asia is the world's largest continent of the seven continents in size and population

1.2. Asia covers one-third of earth's surface

1.3. It has 30 per cent of world land area and 60 percent of population

1.4. It contains the world's largest country, Russia, and the world's two most populous countries, China and India

1.5. Asia houses the highest point on earth the summit of Mount Everest, which is 29,028 ft. (8,848 m) tall

1.6. The Great Wall of China is the only man made structure that can be seen from space

2. Africa

2.1. Of the seven continents of the world, Africa is the second largest

2.2. The continents terrain was inhabitable and remained unknown for thousands of years, earning it the name of 'Dark Continent'

2.3. The world's longest river, the Nile and the world's largest desert, the Sahara, both are home in Africa

2.4. The world's hottest place, Ethiopia is in Africa

2.5. The world also gets 66 per cent of its chocolate from the Dark Continent

2.6. The major animals in Africa include cheetah, African elephant, lion, zebra, Egyptian mongoose,giraffe, addax

3. Europe

3.1. Europe and Asia are parts of the same major landmass. Europe is separated from Asia by the Ural mountains and the Caspian Sea

3.2. Europe is surrounded by water on three sides which is Mediterranean Sea in the south, Atlantic Ocean in the west, and Arctic Ocean in the north

3.3. The world's smallest country, the Vatican City, is in Europe

3.4. Some of the major rivers of Europe include Danube, Elbe, Loire, Oder, Dnieper and Don

3.5. Ukraine's Steppe region is called the 'Granary of the world' or 'Bread Basket of the world'

4. Oceania

4.1. The official name of Australia is the Commonwealth of Australia

4.2. Two-thirds of Australia is desert land

4.3. The world's largest coral reef, the Great Barrier Reef is around 2000 kilometres long

4.4. The unique animals of Australia are kangaroo, emu, platypus

5. North America

5.1. North America has five time zones and is the only continent with every type of climate

5.2. North America was named after the explorer Americo Vespucci and is also known as the "New World"

5.3. Of the seven continents of the world, North America's population density at 22.9 per square kilometre is the highest

5.4. The largest fresh water lake in the world, Lake Superior is located in this continent

6. South America

6.1. The world's largest snake and the second longest, the green anaconda is also resides in South America

6.2. The highest volcanoes of the world, Mt. Cotopaxi and Mt. Chimborazo are found on this continent

6.3. Brazil, the country which is the largest coffee producer in the world, is in South America

6.4. The world's highest lake (3800 m) and South America's largest is Lake Titicaca

7. Antarctica

7.1. It is also called the White Continent or the Frozen Continent

7.2. Antarctica saw the coldest natural temperature ever recorded on Earth was -89 degree C

7.3. There are no time zones on this continent

7.4. The largest land animal in Antarctica is a 1.3 cm long insect known as Belgica Antarctica

7.5. Penguins are home in Antractica and Adelie penguins are the most common kind found here