|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 sq km or 29.1% of the total surface of the earth.
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, 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 northern boundary of South America faces the Caribbean Sea. The Atlantic Ocean lies to the east, 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 to the east, the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Caribbean Sea to 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 in the South Pole. Antarctica is covered by ice throughout the year, and does not have permanent inhabitants.
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Last Updated On : January 22, 2013