Exploring the facts of our world can be inspiring, interesting, and perhaps even entertaining. This list of facts about the 7 continents is an evolving piece of information that we wish to add to over time. Below you will find an interesting list of scarcely known facts about the continents that make up our world.
From the windiest continent to the highest continent to the largest…some of these facts may surprise you.These are great facts for school projects, talking points, and even for trivia. Imagine the possibilities if you were able to commit them to memory! Know any facts about the seven continents that you think should be added here? Leave them in the comments section below!
|7 Continents Facts
|The coldest place on earth
|-89.2 °C (?128.6 °F; 184.0 K) at the Soviet Vostok Station in Antarctica, on July 21, 1983.
|2.97 million sq miles (7.692 million km²)
|Most populated continent
|4.14 billion (2011)
|Least populated continent
|Only visitors. Permanent human population of zero.
|17.21 million sq miles (44.58 million km²)
|Continent with the most countries
|54 sovereign countries
|Continent with only one country
|Contains the world’s longest river
|The Nile river located in Egypt
|Contains the world’s largest desert
|Contains the highest point on earth
|Mount Chimborazo in Ecuador
|Contains no countries
|4th largest continent
|6.888 million sq miles (17.84 million km²)
|3rd largest continent
|9.54 million sq miles (24.71 million km²)
|2nd smallest continent
|3.931 million sq miles (10.18 million km²)
|2nd largest continent
|11.67 million sq miles (30.22 million km²)