How Many Continents Are There?

How Many Continents Are There?

September 6, 2018

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


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