The question and answer are locked and cannot be edited.

How many continents are there and what are their names?

already exists.

Would you like to merge this question into it?

already exists as an alternate of this question.

Would you like to make it the primary and merge this question into it?

exists and is an alternate of .

According to the CIA World Factbook, depending on the convention used, there are five to seven continents. The convention that states there are seven continents recognises them as:
  • Africa
  • North America
  • South America
  • Asia
  • Australia (sometimes referred to as Oceania, but not by inhabitants of the region)
  • Antarctica
  • Europe

Some conventions consider Europe and Asia to be one continent, and some consider North and South America to be a single continent.

*(Forms like 'Eurasia' applies to the combined region, or the borders between them. Or 'Australasia' and 'Oceania', neither of which is a real continent but a general region covering Australia and New Zealand, and some islands of south-east Asia, which might be used to indicate the region around southern Indonesia.)
57 people found this useful
Thanks for the feedback!

How did the continents get their names?

The Americas after Amerigo Vespucci Australia got its name from the Latin, "Terra Australis" - meaning 'the Great South land'.

How many continent are there name them?

Africa - 30,300,000 sq km Antarctica - 14,000,000 sq km Asia - 44,700,000 sq km Australia - 7,686,850 sq km Europe - 9,940,000 sq km North America - 24,360,000 sq km

How did the Continents get there names?

North America - named after Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci South America - named after Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci Europe - named after Europa, a Phoenician princ

How many continents are on the earth and what are their names?

We will just go to what could be thought: 7 continents: . North America . South America . Antarctica . Africa . Europe . Asia . Australia Here the "American la