|Continent||Total Area (square kilometers)||Total landmass percentage||Population (approx 2008)|
|Australia and Oceania||9038000||0.059||378000000|
The total land area of the all the continents is around 148,647,000 square kilometers or 29.1% of the surface of the earth. Physical Features The Earth's land areas are concentrated in the Northern Hemisphere. The largest continent is Asia which is adjacent to Europe. Sometimes both these are referred as a single continent as Eurasia. The following table gives the details of the highest and lowest points on each of the continents.
The following table gives the details of the highest and lowest points in the continents.
|Continent||Highest Point||Height (meters)||Lowest Point||Height (meters)|
|Asia||Mount Everest||8848||Dead Sea||-408|
|Europe||Mount Elbrus||5633||Caspian Sea||-28|
|Africa||Mount Kilimanjaro||5895||Lake Assal||-155|
|North America||Mount McKinley||6198||Death Valley||-86|
|South America||Aconcagua||6960||Laguna del Carbon||-105|
|Australia||Puncak Jaya||4884||Lake Eyre||-15|
|Antarctica||Vinson Massif||4892||Bentley Subglacial Trench||-2540|
The Asia continent is bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Pacific Ocean to the east, the Indian Ocean to the south and the Mediterranean and Europe in the west. On the western portion of the Eurasian landmass, Europe borders the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west,
The northern boundary of South America faces the Caribbean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean eastern, the Pacific Ocean is to the west and the continent of Antarctica is in the far south. North America is the third largest continent on Earth, bounded by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Atlantic Ocean in the east, the Pacific Ocean in the west and the Caribbean Sea in the south. The narrow Isthmus of Panama connects North and South America.
Australia is the smallest continent in the world. Located in the Southern Hemisphere, Australia is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean.
Antarctica is the most remote continent on Earth, located around the South Pole. Antarctica is covered by ice throughout the year, and does not sustain a residential population of humans.
Last Updated On : January 22, 2013