How Many Continents Are There?

June 14, 2020

How many continents are there in the world? Well, that actually depends on where you live!

The Seven-Continent Model


The seven-continent model is usually taught in China, India, Pakistan, the Philippines, parts of Western Europe and most English-speaking countries, including the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom.

In the seven continents model, the continents are: North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia/Oceania and Antarctica.


The Six-Continent Combined-Eurasia Model


The six-continent combined-Eurasia model is mostly used in Russia, Eastern Europe, and Japan.

In the six-continent combined-Eurasia model, the continents are: North America, South America, Eurasia, Africa, Australia/Oceania and Antarctica.


The Six-Continent Combined-America Model


The six-continent combined-America model is often used in France and its former possessions, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Romania, Latin America, and Greece.

In the six-continent combined-America model, the continents are: America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia/Oceania and Antarctica.