How many continents are there?

A continent is one of several major land masses on the Earth. Most people say that there are seven continents: Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America. However, in Europe and other parts of the world, many students are taught there are six continents, because teachers consider North and South America to be one single continent: America. Many scientists also agree that there are six continents, but for different reasons: they combine Europe and Asia, since they’re one solid geologic landmass. Thus, these six continents are Africa, Antarctica, Australia, Eurasia, North America, and South America.


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