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Boundaries between the continents of Earth

The boundaries between the continents of Earth are generally a matter of geographical convention. Several slightly different conventions are in use. The number of continents is most commonly considered seven but may range as low as four when the Americas and Afro-Eurasia are each considered a single continent. An island can be continental, and therefore associated with the continent on the same continental plate, or oceanic and associated with a continent or geographic region by convention. There are three overland boundaries subject to definition: between North America and South America d ...

                                               

Antarctica

Antarctica) is Earths southernmost continent. It contains the geographic South Pole and is situated in the Antarctic region of the Southern Hemisphere, almost entirely south of the Antarctic Circle, and is surrounded by the Southern Ocean. At 14.200.000 square kilometres, it is the fifth-largest continent and nearly twice the size of Australia. At 0.00008 people per square kilometre, it is by far the least densely populated continent. About 98% of Antarctica is covered by ice that averages 1.9 km in thickness, which extends to all but the northernmost reaches of the Antarctic Peninsula. An ...

                                               

Continental fragment

Continental crustal fragments, partially synonymous with microcontinents, are fragments of continents that have broken off from main continental masses to form distinct islands, often several hundred kilometers from their place of origin. All continents are fragments; the terms "continental fragment" and "microcontinent" are usually restricted to those smaller than Australia, taking Australia conventionally as the smallest continent. They are not known to contain a craton or fragment of a craton. Continental fragments include some seamounts and underwater plateaus. Some microcontinents are ...

                                               

Indian subcontinent

The Indian subcontinent is a southern region and peninsula of Asia, mostly situated on the Indian Plate and projecting southwards into the Indian Ocean from the Himalayas. Geologically, the Indian subcontinent is related to the land mass that rifted from Gondwana and merged with the Eurasian plate nearly 55 million years ago. Geographically, it is the peninsular region in south-central Asia delineated by the Himalayas in the north, the Hindu Kush in the west, and the Arakanese in the east. Politically, the Indian subcontinent includes all or part of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nep ...

                                               

North America

North America is a continent entirely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost all within the Western Hemisphere. In can also be described as a northern subcontinent of the Americas in models that use fewer than seven continents. It is bordered to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, to the west and south by the Pacific Ocean, and to the southeast by South America and the Caribbean Sea. North America covers an area of about 24.709.000 square kilometers 9.540.000 square miles, about 16.5% of the earths land area and about 4.8% of its total surface. North Americ ...

                                               

Sahul (continent)

Sahul was a prehistoric continent that consisted of Australia, New Guinea, Tasmania and Seram. Sahul became partially submerged starting around 18.000 years ago. Sea levels continued to rise until around 5000 BC. Sahul and Sunda were points of early human migrations after leaving Africa. Recent research points to a planned migration of hundreds of people using bamboo rafts, which eventually landed on Sahul. The Sahul continent takes its name from the Sahul Shelf.

                                               

South America

South America is a continent in the Western Hemisphere, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere. It may also be considered a subcontinent of the Americas, which is how it is viewed in most of Europe and the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking regions of the Americas. The reference to South America instead of other regions has increased in the last decades due to changing geopolitical dynamics. It is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean and on the north and east by the Atlantic Ocean; North America and the Caribbean Sea lie to the north ...

                                               

Submerged continent

A submerged continent or sunken continent is a continental mass, extensive in size, but mainly undersea. The terminology is used by some paleogeologists and geographers in reference to some land masses. The main examples in this class are the Kerguelen Plateau, Seychelles microcontinent, Mauritia, and Zealandia. Submerged continents have been sought and speculated about in regard to a possible "lost continent" underwater in the Atlantic Ocean. There was also a search in the 1930s for Lemuria, believed to have possibly been a submerged continent between the Indian and African coasts.

                                               

Sunda (continent)

Sunda or Sundaland was a prehistoric landmass that consisted of mainland and western Maritime Southeast Asia. It was partially submerged starting around 18.000 years ago and continuing till about 5000 BC. Sahul and Sunda were points of early human migrations after leaving Africa.

                                     

ⓘ Continents

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  • the continents of Earth are generally a matter of geographical convention. Several slightly different conventions are in use. The number of continents is
  • Oceania, it is the smallest of the seven traditional continents in the English conception. The continent includes a continental shelf overlain by shallow
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  • been rendered obsolete by modern theories of plate tectonics. Sunken continents such as Zealandia in the Pacific, Mauritia and the Kerguelen Plateau in
  • Mauritia, and Zealandia. Submerged continents have been sought and speculated about in regard to a possible lost continent underwater in the Atlantic Ocean
  • gather competitors from four different continents Africa, the Americas, Asia and Oceania. The Four Continents Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships was a
  • The 2001 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 4CC is an annual figure skating competition. It was held at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City
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