General Knowledge - Facts of Continent


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There are seven continents as shown in the image given below −

Seven Continent

The following table illustrates some basic facts of all the continents −

Continent Area (km2) % of Total Land Mass Population % of Total Populat ion Density Per Sq. km
Asia 43,820,000 29.5 4,164,252,000 60 95
Africa 30,370,000 20.4 1,022,234,000 15 33.7
North America 24,490,000 16.5 542,056,000 8 22.1
South America 17,840,000 12 392,555,000 6 22
Europe 10,180,000 6.8 738,199,000 11 72.5
Australia 9,008,500 5.9 29,127,000 0.4 3.2
Antarctica 13,720,000 9.2 4,490 (not native population at all) 0 0.0003

The Following table illustrates the Extremes of the Continents −

Continent Highest Point Elevation in Meter Location Lowest Point Elevation in Meter Location
Asia Mt. Everest 8,848 Nepal Dead Sea -427 Israel & Jordan
Africa Mt Kilimanjaro 5,895 Tanzania Lake Assal -155 Djibouti
North America Mt. McKinley (Denali) 6,198 Alaska (USA) Death Valley -86 California (USA)
South America Aconcagua 6,960 Argentina Laguna del Carbon -105 Argentina
Europe Mt. Elbrus 5,642 Russia Caspian Sea -28 In the Russia Part
Australia Puncak Jaya 4,884 Indonesia Lake Eyre -15 Australia
Antarctica Vinson Massif 4,892 Antarctica Deep Lake, Vestfold Hills -50 Antarctica


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