Continents of the World

Rank Continent Total area in sq km Total area in sq mi
1 44,579,000 17,212,000
2 30,370,000 11,730,000
3 North America 24,709,000 9,540,000
4 South America 17,840,000 6,890,000
5 14,000,000 5,400,000
6 10,180,000 3,930,000
7 8,600,000 3,300,000

 includes 50 , and it is the
most populated continent, the 60% of the total population of the Earth live here.

 comprises 54 . It is the hottest continent and home of
the world’s largest desert, the Sahara, occupying the 25% of the total area of

 includes 23 led by
the USA as the largest economy in the world.

 comprises 12 . Here is located the largest forest,
the Amazon rainforest, which covers 30% of the South America total area.

 is the coldest continent in the world, completely covered with
ice. There are no permanent inhabitants, except of scientists maintaining
research stations in .

 comprises 51 . It is the most developed economically
continent with the European Union as the biggest economic and political union in
the world.

 includes 14 . It is the least populated continent
after , only 0.3% of the total Earth population live here.

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