The Earth’s surface contains several landmasses, the largest stretches of which are known as continents.
Schools in the United States and other English-speaking places usually list the world as having seven continents – Asia, Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Oceania, and Antarctica.
You might notice that Asia and Europe actually compose a single, massive stretch of land, which we typically call Eurasia, although we consider them two different continents. This is because people find it easier to separate both continents due to their significant differences in the shared cultures and history of their countries.
Africa also joins to Western Asia through the isthmus in eastern Egypt, in which we can also find the famous Suez canal. Similarly, North and South America meet up in the Central American nation of Panama.
The shape and arrangement of the continents of the world are constantly changing; for example, hundreds of millions of years ago, South America and Africa were connected to each other like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle.
We’re pleased to provide this fully interactive map of the continents – drag and drop names as a fun and easy-to-use reference of the largest landmasses of the world and how they are grouped and classified.