The 7 Continents and 5 Oceans

By: Caleb Mercer

North America

A continent wholly within the Northern Hemisphere and almost so wholly within the Western Hemisphere. It can also be considered a northern subcontinent of the Americas. It is bordered by the north of the Atlantic Ocean.

South America

A continent located in the Western Hemisphere, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in Northern Hemisphere. It is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean. It has twelve sovereign states, three are Brazil, Chile, and Peru.


Is the world's second-largest and second-most-population continent. Te continent includes Madagascar. With 1.1 billion people as of 2013, it accounts for about 15% of the world's  human population.


A continent that comprises the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia. It is generally divided by Asia by the watershed divides of the Ural and Caucasus Mountains, and the Ural River. Europe is the world's second-smallest continent by surface area.


Asia is the Earth's largest and most populous continent. Its population is 4.427 billion in 2014. Asia has exhibited economic dynamism as well as robust population growth during during the 20th century, but overall population growth has since fallen to world average levels.


A country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent. It is the world's sixth-largest country by total area. Neighboring countries


I Earth's southernmost continent, containing the geographic South Pole. About 98% of Antarctica is covered by ice that averages at least 1.9 kilometers in thickness. Antarctica is the fifth-largest continent in area after Asia, Africa, North America, and South America.

Pacific Ocean

Is the largest of the Earth's oceanic divisions. The Pacific Ocean cover about 46% of Earth's water surface and about one-third of its total surface area, making it larger than all of the Earth's land area combined.

Atlantic Ocean

Is the world's second-largest ocean. With a total are of 106,400,000 square kilometers. It covers 20% of the Earth's surface and about 29% of its water area. The first part of its name refers to Atlas of Greek mythology, making the Atlantic the "Sea of Atlas."

Is the smallest and shallowest of the world's five major oceanic divisions. The Arctic Ocean is partly covered by sea ice throughout the year. The Arctic Ocean's surface temperature and salinity vary seasonally as the ice cover melts and freezes.

Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean is the third largest of the world's divisions, covering 20% of the water on the Earth's surface. The Indian Oceans volume is estimated to be 73,556,ooo kilometers.

Southern Ocean

The Southern Ocean comprises the southernmost waters of the World Ocean. The Southern Ocean is the fourth-largest of the five oceanic divisions. The ocean zone is where cold, northward flowing waters from the Antarctic mix with warmer subantarctic waters.

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