What connected the continents of Asia and North America long ago?
There are seven political continents, in which are the most widely known: Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America. However, there are truly only four continents, in a geographical sense: Afro-Eurasia, America, Antarctica, and Australia. Afro-Eurasia is a supercontinent composing of the connected continents of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Europe and Africa are both connected to Asia, making them indirectly connected to each other. America is too a supercontinent composing of the…
Australia and Antarctica are the only continents that have no land connection to another continent. If you count Europe and Asia as two separate continents then they are two connected continents, and North America and South America are connected by way of Central America, leaving Africa, Australia, and Antarctica as the continents that are not connected to other continents. Sometimes we consider Europe and Asia to be a single very large continent called Eurasia.
All the oceans surround the continents. The Pacific Ocean surrounds the continents of North America, South America, Australia, and Asia. The Atlantic Ocean surrounds the continents of North America, South America, Europe, and Africa. The Indian Ocean surrounds the continents of Africa, Asia, and Australia. The Arctic Ocean surrounds the continents of North America, Europe, and Asia. The Southern Ocean (or Antarctic Ocean) surrounds the continent of Antarctica.
There are seven continents. Three of them are located mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere and are connected to each other. They are Europe, Asia, and Africa. In the Western Hemisphere, two continents, North and South America, are connected via the Isthmus of Panama. There are also two separate, isolated continents in the Southern Hemisphere, Antarctica and Australia.
There are seven political continents which everyone is probably most familiar with: Africa Antarctica Asia Australia Europe North America South America However, there are only four continents in a geographical sense. See, a continent is defined as a single large continuous landmass. The continents listed above are not all single landmasses, as some are connected. The absolute single landmasses are: Afro-Eurasia (Africa, Europe, and Asia) America (North America and South America) Antarctica Australia
Only by mainland, 6 countries are in 2 continents: Panama (North & South America) Egypt (Africa & Asia) Turkey (Europe & Asia) Georgia (Europe & Asia) Azerbaijan (Europe & Asia) Kazakhstan (Europe & Asia) By all territories, an additional 8 countries are in 2 continents: Spain (Europe & Africa) Yemen (Asia & Africa) Japan (Asia & Oceania) Norway (Europe & Antarctica) Australia (Oceania & Antarctica) New Zealand (Oceania & Antarctica) Argentina (South America & Australia)…