The 7 continents recognized on Earth are listed below from the largest to the smallest:
Asia (43,820,000 sq km) covers 50 countries and is the most populated continent, with 60% of the world’s total population living here.
Africa (30,370,000 sq km) includes 54 countries. It is the hottest continent and the world’s largest desert Sahara is located here and occupies 25% of the total area of Africa.
North America (24,490,000 sq km) includes 23 countries, of which the United States has the largest economy.
South America (17,840,000 sq km) includes 12 countries. Here is the largest forest, the Amazon jungle, which covers 30% of the total area of South America.
Antarctica (13,720,000 sq km) is the coldest continent in the world, it is completely covered by ice. There is no permanent resident here other than science, and research stations are also maintained.
Europe (10,180,000 sq km) includes 51 countries. It is the most developed economic continent along with the largest EU, the largest economic and political union in the world.
Australia and Oceania (9,008,500 sq km) cover 14 countries. It is the least populated continent after Antarctica, with only 0.3% of the world’s population living here.
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