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Continents Fun Facts

There is a lot to know about the continents on our planet (other than just their name). Go through some of the fascinating facts about the continents.

The landmasses of the Earth existed even before life evolved on this planet. You must have heard about the 7 continents the Earth is divided into.

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The largest desert in the world, the Antarctic desert, is located in Antarctica, followed by the Arctic desert and the Sahara Desert.
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The longest river in the world, the River Nile, lies in Africa. The White Nile and the Blue Nile are two tributaries that are major contributors to water for this river.
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The most populous continent is Asia. Asia includes countries such as China and India. More than 60% of the world’s population lives on this continent.
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Out of the seven continents, the smallest continent by size is Australia. It is also called an island continent by many geographers.
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Brazil lies in the South American continent. It is the largest country in Latin America as well as South America.
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The North Pole does not belong to any continent or country. It is a sheet of ice in the Arctic Ocean.
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The country that lies on two continents is Istanbul. One part of this country lies in Asia while the other lies in Europe.
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The equator passes through three continents, Asia, South America, and Africa, and eleven countries. It divides the earth into the Southern and Northern Hemispheres.
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Laurasia is a supercontinent comprising part of Europe, Asia, and North America. At the beginning of the Late Triassic period, it is separated from Supercontinent Gondwana.
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The South Pole, unlike the North Pole, belongs to Antarctica. The South Pole is different from the Magnetic South Pole and is the center of the Southern Hemisphere.

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