# How many continents are there and what are their names?

I have talked to people from different countries, and everywhere they learn a different number of continents, as well as different names for them.

For example in Costa Rica, we are taught that there are 5 continents, which are: Europe, Asia, Africa, America, and Oceania.

How about you? What did you learn?

Update:

For those of you who learned that there was North America and South America, where is Central America then? In South America?

In Costa Rica we learned that there is only one America, which includes North America, Central America, and South America.

Update 2:

Please say what country you are from.

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• 1 decade ago
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There are seven (atleast that is what's taught here in the U.S.): Anartica, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, and Australia.

• Anonymous
1 decade ago

There are seven continents.

1. North America

2. South America

3. Europe

4. Africa

5. Asia

6. Australia

7. Antarctica

• hyten
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4 years ago

Number Of Continents

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How many continents are there and what are their names?

I have talked to people from different countries, and everywhere they learn a different number of continents, as well as different names for them.

For example in Costa Rica, we are taught that there are 5 continents, which are: Europe, Asia, Africa, America, and Oceania.

How about you? What did...

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• 1 decade ago

Is 6 continents: 1) Eurasia, 2) Africa, 3)North America, 4) South America, 5) Antarctica, 6) Australia.

• 1 decade ago

7 continents: Asia, Australia, North America, South America, Africa, Antarctica, Europe.

• 1 decade ago

I teach World History in Costa Rica and can tell you that there are 7 continents: North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia/Oceania, Antartica, and South America. While Latin America is often taught as a separate continent in Costa Rica, it is actually a cultural region.

• 1 decade ago

7

North America

South America

Europe

Asia

Africa

Australia

Antartica

biggest is Asia

smallest is Australia

Europe is not really a continent scientist believe is just part of asia thats why you hear the term Eurasia a lot.

• 1 decade ago

7:

North America

South America

Africa

Europe

Asia

Oceania

Antarctica

Central America, which comprises of the Caribbean islands, the lesser and greater antilles islands, and those country south of mexico, are part of north america.

Eurasia, is the big mass of land that comprises the continents Asia and Europe.

• 1 decade ago

7

Asia, N. America, S. America, Europe, Africa, Oceania/Australia, and Antarctica.

But there can be 6:

N. America, S. America, Eurasia, Africa, Oceania/Australia, and Antarctica.

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