Continents

There are a total of seven continents on earth: Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America. This category should contain questions regarding the continents.

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New Zealand
Continents

What continent is New Zealand on?

This is actually pretty contested. If you go by the seven “traditional” continents (North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, Antarctica), New Zealand wouldn’t be on any continent.

It is, however, part of Oceania, which is a large geographic region (very similar to a continent) including Australia, New Zealand, and about 10,000 other islands in the Pacific Ocean.

The coolest answer to this question, though, is that New Zealand is on its own continent of Zealandia. Some scientists argue that what we think of as the islands of New Zealand are just the peaks of the mountains of Zealandia, and the rest of the landmass is submerged. This theory isn’t widely recognized, but it is pretty neat.

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Russia
Continents

What continent is Russia on?

Russia is typically considered part of both Europe and Asia. There's some dispute over where the border between the continents actually is (in Russia and beyond), but most people say the part of Russia west of the Ural Mountains is European and the eastern part is Asian. That means more of Russia's landmass is in Asia, but more of the population lives in Europe, as the biggest cities, Moscow and St. Petersburg, are both on the European side.

If this frustrates you—"Why can't everything fit cleanly into our categories!"—I have bad news. Russia isn't the only country that spans multiple continents; Egypt, Greece, and Turkey do it, too.

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Israel
Asia
Continents

Which continent is Israel on?

Africa

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Oceans and Seas
Continents
Equator

What four continents do not touch the equator?

Venezuela

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Geography
Continents

Which continent is the least urbanized?

Antarctica - it has no cities.

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History, Politics & Society
Southern Hemisphere
Continents

What two continents are completely in the southern hemisphere?

Lima Peru

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Spain
Continents

What continent is Lanzarote in?

Lanzarote is a Spanish island located off the Atlantic Coast of Africa. Politically it is a part of Europe but physically it is a part of Africa.

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Continents
Latitude and Longitude
Equator

Which continents does the equator pass through?

The equator passes through South America and Africa, and through Asia in Indonesia.

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New Zealand
Australia
Continents

What continent is closest to New Zealand?

Australia is the continent closest to New Zealand.

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Mexico
Continents

What continent is Mexico on?

Mexico is part of North America, along with the United States and Canada; it is also commonly said to be on the continent of Central America, but it is not, as Central America is a region, not a continent. Central America is made up of Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama.

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Nigeria
Continents

What continent is Nigeria located in?

Africa

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Ants
Anteaters
Continents

What continent eat roasted ants?

Roasted ants were and are popular in Asia and Colombia

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Africa
Continents

What were the old names of some African countries?

Old names of modern African countries:

Dahomey (Benin)

Upper Volta (Burkina Faso)

Zaire (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire)*

Abyssinia (Ethiopia)

Tanganyika (Tanzania)

Rhodesia (Zimbabwe)

These only include names at a sovereign level. Many African countries were named differently during colonial times, but they were colonies at this time and not nations. Upon independence is when most of them changed their names.

Côte d'Ivoire is just French for Ivory Coast, however, the country has refused to have their name translated in any other language which is the reason why it makes the list.

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Continents
Finland
Sweden

What continent is Sweden and Finland in?

Europe

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Mortgages
History of Europe
Demographics
Continents
Birth Rate

What continent has the lowest birth rate?

Antarctica has the lowest birth rate of any continent as it has no permanent population, making the birth rate 0.

Of the populated continents, Europe has the lowest birth rate at about 2 children per mother.

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Oceans and Seas
Continents
Atlantic Ocean

The Atlantic Ocean touches what five continents?

North America, South America, Europe, Africa, and Antarctica.

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Egypt
Continents

What continent contains Egypt?

Egypt is found at the northeast corner of the continent of AFRICA, but the Suez Canal, which runs north to south inside of Egypt forms the border between Africa and Asia. Therefore, the Sinai Peninsula, which is on the east bank of the Suez Canal is in ASIA, specifically, southwest Asia.

Long story short, mostly in Africa, but a little bit in Asia.

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Continents

What continent is Windhoek on?

South Africa, capital of Namibia

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Continents
India

What continent is by Deccan Plateau?

Asia

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History of the United States
Continents

Which continent is divided into the most countries?

Africa, with 54 countries.

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Equator
Oceans and Seas
Continents

Name the continent that the equator does not pass through?

The only continent that the equator does not pass through

is North America, Australia, Europe, and Antarctica.

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Continents
Mongolia

On what continent would you find Mongolia?

Mongolia is in Asia.

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Hemispheres
Eastern Hemisphere
Continents

How many continents make up the Eastern Hemisphere?

There are five continents in the Eastern Hemisphere:

Africa

Antarctica

Asia

Australia

Europe

The western third of North Africa is technically in the western hemisphere (west longitude). Only about 25% of the land area of Antarctica is in the western hemisphere.

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Geography
Africa
Continents

What continent is directly to the north of Africa?

europe

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Continents
Human Origins

Which two continents did homo sapiens spread to more quickly?

Homo Sapiens originate from Africa, Europe, and Asia. They spread to Australia and then North America during the Ice Age. This was due to land bridges being formed during this time period. South America was only connected to North America, so to reach this continent the Homo Sapiens had to first pass through North America (which is what they did).

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