List of Continents In The World | World Continents Map

How can you use this map?

The world map shows all the continents of the globe as well as all the oceans. Additionally, the map includes a compass that shows the direction and position of the North Pole. Both Longitude and Latitude are marked to pinpoint the exact location of any location within the maps. This map can be a valuable source for children in school who want to know more about the many aspects of global geography. Additionally, this map can also be an excellent tool for parents and teachers.


World Continents Map

The land comprises 30 percent of the Earth’s surface. The land area on Earth divides into continents with different dimensions and shapes. The continents that are all colored on this map include North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Antarctica. The biggest continent is Asia, as well as the smallest is Australia. Australia is the one continent that is also a country, and Antarctica is the one continent not inhabited. Thin strips of land connect Asia and Africa; thus, they are North and South America. Europe, along with Asia, is actually one single landmass since there isn’t a single body of water that separates them.

At times, North and South Americas are referred to collectively as the Americas, and Europe and Asia are referred to as Eurasia.


Oceans are massive bodies of water that encompass two-thirds of Earth’s surface. They are only one body of water divided by continental landmasses. The biggest and longest ocean is the Pacific which divides Asia and America. Other oceans include the Indian, Southern, Atlantic, and Arctic. These oceans called the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean, are further subdivided into the northern and southern regions at the equator. The Atlantic is the only ocean separating North and South America from Europe and Africa. The Indian Ocean, named after India is bordered by Southern and Western Asia, Africa and Australia. The southern ocean surrounds Antarctica and Arctic Ocean-which is located within the Arctic polar region is bordered by Europe, Asia and North America. Arctic Ocean is the smallest and most shallow of oceans.

Latitude and Longitude

Two sets of imaginary lines – the latitudes and longitudes, are traced around the globe to form a grid that gives us the geographical coordinates of any location. It is possible to determine the distance between north or east, west or south. This location can be on Earth by using these coordinates.

Latitudes are lines of horizontality that run between east and west. The Equator that divides the globe at its center is designated as zero degrees. Other lines of latitude follow each other along the Equator and are identified by degrees to the north and the south Equator.

The Longitudes represent vertical lines that run between north and south. They are also known as the Prime Meridian, which passes through Greenwich; London is given the number 0deg. The rest of the line of length are identified in degrees west or east that of those of Prime Meridian.