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Geography

Continents Fact file

Asia

Area

44,579,000 km2(17,212,000 sq. mi)

Population

4,164,252,000 (1st)

Pop. density

87/km(225/sq. mi)

Demonym

Asian

Countries

49 (and 5 disputed)

Dependencies

    1. Akrotiri and Dhekelia
    2. British Indian Ocean Territory
    3. Christmas Island
    4. Cocos (Keeling) Islands
    5. Hong Kong
    6. Macau

Unrecognized regions

    1. Abkhazia
    2. Nagorno-Karabakh
    3. Northern Cyprus
    4. South Ossetia
    5. Taiwan

Time zones

UTC+2to UTC+12

Largest cities

List of largest metropolitan areas in Asia.

  1. Tokyo
  2. Seoul
  3. Mumbai
  4. Dhaka
  5. Delhi
  6. Karachi

Africa

Area

30,221,532 km2(11,668,599 sq. mi), 2nd

Population

1.1 billion(2nd)

Pop. density

30.51/km(about 80/sq. mi)

Demonym

African

Countries

54 (and 2 disputed)

Dependencies

External (3)

      1. Mayotte
      2. Réunion
      3. Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha

Internal (4)

    1. Canary Islands
    2. Ceuta
    3. Madeira Islands
    4. Melilla

Time zones

UTC-1to UTC+4

Largest cities

List of largest metropolitan areas in Africa.

  1. Lagos
  2. Cairo
  3. Kinshasa-Brazzaville
  4. Greater Johannesburg
  5. Mogadishu
  6. Khartoum-Omdurman
  7. Dares Salaam
  8. Alexandria
  9. Abidjan
  10. Casablanca

Europe

Area

10,180,000 km2(3,930,000 sq. mi)

Population

742,452,000(3rd)

Pop. density

72.9/km(about 188/sq. mi)

Demonym

European

Countries

50 (and 6 partially recognised)

Time zones

UTCto UTC+6

Largest cities

Metropolitan areas in Europe

  1. Istanbul
  2. Moscow
  3. London
  4. Paris
  5. Ruhr
  6. Madrid
  7. Milan

North America

Area

24,709,000 km2(9,540,000 sq. mi)

Population

565,265,000 (4th)

Pop. density

22.9/km(59.3/sq. mi)

Demonym

North American

Countries

23

Dependencies

22

Time zones

UTC-10to UTC ±00:00

Largest cities

List of North American cities proper by population

  1. Mexico City
  2. New York City
  3. Los Angeles
  4. Toronto
  5. Chicago
  6. Houston
  7. Havana

South America

Area

17,840,000 km2 (6,890,000 sq. mi)

Population

385,742,554 (5th)

Pop. density

21.4/km(56.0/sq. mi)

Demonym

South American

Countries

12

Dependencies

3

Time zones

UTC-2to UTC-5

Largest cities

List of largest cities in South America

  1. São Paulo
  2. Buenos Aires
  3. Rio de Janeiro
  4. Bogotá
  5. Lima
  6. Santiago
  7. Caracas
  8. Belo Horizonte
  9. Porto Alegre

Australia

Area

8,600,000 km(3,300,000 sq. mi)

Population

36,000,000 (6th)

Population density

4.2/km(11/sq. mi)

Demonym

Australian

Countries

4 (Australia, Papua New Guinea,East Timor and portions of Indonesia)

Time zones

GMT+10, GMT+9.30, GMT+8

Largest cities

List of cities in Australia by population

  1. Sydney
  2. Melbourne
  3. Brisbane
  4. Perth
  5. Adelaide
  6. Gold Coast-Tweed
  7. Newcastle
  8. Canberra-Queanbeyan
  9. Wollongong
  10. Port Moresby

Antarctica

Area        

14,000,000 km2 (5,400,000 sq. mi)

Population        

0 permanent residents (2015)

~ 5,000 temporary residents

Demonym

Antarctican, Antarctic