The Asia is the continent of the
world's largest territory, its total area is nearly 45
million square kilometers. Because of its great extent, the
continent has eleven time zones.
The population of Asia is estimated at 4.463 billion
With a total area of 42,550,000 kmē, the American
continent is one of the largest continents in the world.
This continent is subdivided into three: North
America, South America and
Central America. The total population is estimated
at 1.002 billion inhabitants.
Some countries on that continent form the economic bloc
called Mercosur - Southern Common Market.
This is the poorest continent in the world. The Africa
has the largest number of ethnic Earth. The territorial
extension of the African continent is 30.370.000 kmē and its
population of approximately 1.216 billion inhabitants.
Antarctica is the fourth largest continent in the world
in terms of territory. Its area is 14 million kmē, divided
among several countries in the world, which carry out
research and scientific studies.
Europe is one of the largest continents in the world.
This continent is of great political importance. Its
territory is 10,180,000 kmē and the population is
approximately 800 million inhabitants.
The largest country on that continent is Australia, that
country occupies almost 90% of Oceania. Its territorial
extension is 8,526,000 km.
Oceans that bathe the continents of the world
All the continents of the world are bathed by oceans,
some are even bathed by three. Here are the oceans that
bathe each continent:
- Asia- Arctic, Pacific and Indian
- America- Pacific, Arctic and
- Africa- Atlantic and Indian
- Antarctica- Pacific, Atlantic and
- Europe- Atlantic
- Oceania- Pacific and Indian
There are some countries that are located on two
continents in the world. For this reason, they are called “Transcontinental Nations”. This
peculiarity occurs with Russia (Asia and Europe), Turkey
(Asia and Europe) and Egypt (Africa and Asia).
The city of Istanbul, Turkey, is the only city in the
world that has territory on two continents in the world -
Asia and Europe.
There is no flag that represents the continents of the
world. However, there is an emblem that unites them all. The
symbol that represents all the continents are the Olympic
rings, which symbolize the union in the sport of the
African, American, Asian, European and oceanic continents.
Europe's largest economies
Among the countries of Europe defined by
Countryaah, there are large economies that
influence the whole world, either through foreign
trade or with tourism that
attracts people from all over the world. According to data
from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) of 2017, in the
ranking of the fifteen largest economies in the world, at
least six are European countries. Meet some of them:
Germany is a European country located in
Central-Eastern Europe, covering an area of approximately
357,021 km2 and inhabited by approximately 83
million inhabitants. The country represents the fourth
largest economy in the world with a Gross Domestic Product
of billions of US $ 3,466.4.
It is the third largest exporter in the world after China
and the United States. The economy is based mainly on
exports of goods produced in the country. GDP is represented
by approximately 70% by the service sector, 29% by industry
and 1% by the primary sector.
United Kingdom is a sovereign state
located on the northwest coast of Europe and corresponds to
a political union between four countries: Scotland, England,
Northern Ireland and Wales. The United Kingdom is a
developed state and corresponds to the fifth largest economy
in the world, according to the IMF, with a GDP of US $
2,629.19 billion. Approximately 73% of GDP comes from the
service sector and tourism is also a major economic driver.
The World Tourism Organization has classified the country as
the sixth largest tourist destination in the world.
France is the third largest European
country in area, located in Western Europe. The country is
considered a great power that exerts political, economic and
cultural influence worldwide. According to the IMF, it is
the sixth largest economy in the world with a GDP of US $
2,463.22 billion and is therefore a highly developed country
with high levels of human development.
According to the World Health Organization, the country
was considered the best public health provider in
the world. One of the biggest drivers of the
country's economy is tourism. France is one of the most
visited countries in the world, classified as the best
tourist destination among all countries, receiving around 10
million tourists a year.