Continent Facts

10 Facts about the World's Continents you should know

Our Continent Facts for Kids bring you lots of interesting and fun facts on the South American continent.

There are seven continents on our planet:

Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europa, North America and South America

The continents vary in size and population number.

10 Top Continent Facts

North America has the largest number of people who speak English either as their first language (231 million people) or speak English as their second language and who describe themselves as speaking English 'very well' or fluently. 

North America is the continent which is home to the largest Christian population in the world. Almost 80% of the people in Canada, the USA and Mexico consider themselves as Christians.

South America is a continent of many superlatives. It has the longest mountain range, the highest waterfalls and also the driest place on earth. The driest place on earth is the Atacama Desert in Chile. Read more amazing facts about the continent on our page here.

Europe is considered to be the wealthiest and richest continent, however, there are poor regions especially in the eastern parts of the continent too! 

Europe houses the world's smallest country: Vatican City which is located inside Rome/Italy.

Africa is the continent that has the most countries. Currently there are 54 countries in Africa.

Antarctica is covered almost completely by ice. 90% of the planet's ice is located on this continent, which also makes up 60% - 70% of the world's freshwater supply.

Antarctica is the smallest continent by population numbers. This means the continent is only sparsely populated as on Antarctica there are only research stations for scientists and no permanent settlements. 

Asia is the biggest continent. It has the biggest land area and the world's biggest population (most people) living on the continent.

The continent has the most populous cities, that means there are the biggest cities with many million people living in the city's boundaries, such as in Delhi, Tokyo, Shanghai, Beijing. 

Australia is the smallest continent of the planet. Australia is, however, often also considered as the biggest island in the world although Greenland should take the top spot! Read more about Australia here.

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Continents by Size

  1. Asia
  2. Africa
  3. North America
  4. South America
  5. Antarctica
  6. Europe
  7. Australia/Oceania

Continents by Population

  1. Asia
  2. Africa
  3. Europe
  4. North America
  5. South America
  6. Australia/Oceania
  7. Antarctica

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