18th November 2019
What are the names of the 7 continents and 5 oceans?
The seven continents are North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and Antarctica. The five oceans are the Pacific Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the Arctic Ocean and the Southern Ocean. The Southern Ocean surrounds Antarctica.
How many ocean are in world?
The surface of the planet is approximately 71% water and contains (5) five oceans, including the Arctic, Atlantic, Indian, Pacific and Southern. Their borders are indicated on the world image (above) in varied shades of blue.
How many seas are there in the world?
As the country of Australia is mostly on a single landmass, and comprises most of the continent, it is sometimes informally referred to as an island continent, surrounded by oceans.
If you took geography classes as a child, you were probably taught that Earth has seven continents:
- North America.
- South America.
The eastern portion of Russia, mostly encompassing Siberia, is part of Asia and makes up more than 75% of the territory with 22% of the country's population at 2.5 people per km2 (6.5 per sq mi).
Most North Americans are taught that there are 7 continents: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe and Australia/Oceania. In some textbooks, North and South America are combined into "America" and/or Europe and Asia are combined into "Eurasia", for a grant total of 6 or even 5.
the delineation between Africa, Europe and Asia in the Mediterranean Sea. the delineation between Asia and Europe in the Arctic Ocean. the delineation between Europe and North America in the Atlantic Ocean. the delineation between North and South America in the Caribbean Sea.
Since the 19th century, the term has been taken to include seven oceanic bodies of water:
- the Arctic Ocean.
- the North Atlantic Ocean.
- the South Atlantic Ocean.
- the Indian Ocean.
- the North Pacific Ocean.
- the South Pacific Ocean.
- the Southern (or Antarctic) Ocean.
It is the hottest continent and home of the world's largest desert, the Sahara, occupying the 25% of the total area of Africa. North America includes 23 countries led by the USA as the largest economy in the world. South America comprises 12 countries.
Antarctica has few permanent residents, and contains research stations and field camps that are staffed seasonally or year-round, and former whaling settlements. The largest station, McMurdo Station, has a summer population of about 1,000 people and a winter population of about 200.
North America, the planet's 3rd largest continent, includes (23) countries and dozens of possessions and territories. It contains all Caribbean and Central America countries, Bermuda, Canada, Mexico, the United States of America, as well as Greenland - the world's largest island.
List of countries of the world
- Antigua and Barbuda.
Many people use the terms "ocean" and "sea" interchangeably when speaking about the ocean, but there is a difference between the two terms when speaking of geography (the study of the Earth's surface). Seas are smaller than oceans and are usually located where the land and ocean meet.
Antarctica is defined as all land and ice shelves south of 60° S for the purposes of the Treaty System. The treaty was signed by twelve countries including the Soviet Union (and later Russia), the United Kingdom, Argentina, Chile, Australia, and the United States.
The largest sea in the world with reference to the surface area, the Philippine Sea is a marginal sea and a part of the North Pacific Ocean.
The Arctic Ocean is the smallest of the world's five ocean basins. A polar bear walks on the frozen surface of the Arctic Ocean. The freezing environment provides a home for a diverse range of creatures. With an area of about 5.4 million square miles , the Arctic Ocean is about 1.5 times as big as the United States.