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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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Asked by Rodrigo Schoen in New Zealand, Continents

   

What continent is New Zealand on?

   
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   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.

Asked in Israel, Asia, Continents

   

Which continent is Israel on?

   
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   Israel is part of the continent of ASIA, specifically in the region called "the Middle East." "Southwest Asia" is also being slowly adopted as an alternative for the term "Middle East." Israel is very close both to North Africa and south-eastern Europe, but is not part of Africa or Europe. This is because the internationally accepted demarcation of the border between Asia and Africa is the Suez Canal; and the demarcation between Asia and Europe runs through the Urals and the Dardanelles, making Israel an Asian country. It is important to note that for UN Security Council rotations, Israel is considered part of the "Western Europe and Others" group, since the Arab nations blocked its entry into the Middle East group. It also shares a lot of legal and cultural traditions with Europe. It is also worth noting that like several other Middle Eastern and Caucasus countries, Israel is allowed to participate in the Eurovision song contest. Additionally, Israel plays in the European Football Cup.

Asked in Russia, Continents

   

What continent is Russia on?

   
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   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.

Asked in Oceans and Seas, Continents, Equator

   

What four continents do not touch the equator?

   
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   North America Europe Australia Antarctica

Asked in Geography, Continents

   

Which continent is the least urbanized?

   
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   Antarctica - it has no cities.

Asked in Spain, Continents

   

What continent is Lanzarote in?

   
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   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.

Asked in History, Politics & Society, Southern Hemisphere, Continents

   

What two continents are completely in the southern hemisphere?

   
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   Antarctica and Australia are completely south of the Equator. South America, Africa, and Asia all have land located south of the equator, but they are not completely south. Asia and Africa Asia and Africa

Asked in Continents, Latitude and Longitude, Equator

   

Which continents does the equator pass through?

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

Asked in New Zealand, Australia, Continents

   

What continent is closest to New Zealand?

   
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   Australia is the continent closest to New Zealand.

Asked in Nigeria, Continents

   

What continent is Nigeria located in?

   
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   Africa

Asked in Africa, Continents

   

What were the old names of some African countries?

   
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   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.

Asked in Continents, Finland, Sweden

   

What continent is Sweden and Finland in?

   
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   Europe

Asked in Mortgages, History of Europe, Demographics, Continents, Birth Rate

   

What continent has the lowest birth rate?

   
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   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.

Asked in Mexico, Continents

   

What continent is Mexico on?

   
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   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.

Asked in Oceans and Seas, Continents, Atlantic Ocean

   

The Atlantic Ocean touches what five continents?

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

Asked in Egypt, Continents

   

What continent contains Egypt?

   
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   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.

Asked in Continents

   

What continent is Windhoek on?

   
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   South Africa, capital of Namibia

Asked in Continents, India

   

What continent is by Deccan Plateau?

   
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   Asia

Asked in Ants, Anteaters, Continents

   

What continent eat roasted ants?

   
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   Roasted ants are very popular in Columbia, South America.

Asked in History of the United States, Continents

   

Which continent is divided into the most countries?

   
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   Africa, with 54 countries.

Asked in Equator, Oceans and Seas, Continents

   

Name the continent that the equator does not pass through?

   
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   The only continent that the equator does not pass through is North America, Australia, Europe, and Antarctica.

Asked in Continents, Mongolia

   

On what continent would you find Mongolia?

   
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   Mongolia is in Asia.

Asked in Hemispheres, Eastern Hemisphere, Continents

   

How many continents make up the Eastern Hemisphere?

   
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   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.

Asked in Continents, Human Origins

   

Which two continents did homo sapiens spread to more quickly?

   
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   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).

Asked in Lebanon, Continents

   

What continent is Lebanon on?

   
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   Lebanon is found in the Continent of Asia, more specifically the Middle East (Southwest Asia), north of Israel and south and west of Syria on the Mediterranean coast. Lebanon is part of the Asian Continent.
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