Africa

Africa is the world’s second-largest continent with a total area of 11,712,434 sq miles (30,335,000 sq km). It has 54 separate countries, including Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. It straddles the equator and is the only continent to stretch from the northern to southern temperate zones.

Area: 11,633,846 sq miles (30,131,536 sq km).
Highest point: Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, 19,341 ft (5,895 m).
Lowest Point: Lac ‘Assal, Djibouti -512 ft (-156 m) below sea level.
Longest river: the Nile, Egypt/Sudan/Uganda, 4,187 miles (6,738 km).
Largest lake: L. Victoria, Tanzania/Uganda/Kenya, 26,828 sq miles (69,484 sq km).
Largest island: Madagascar, 226,660 sq miles (587,040 sq km).
Highest recorded temperature: Al’Aziziyah, Libya 136°F (58°C).
Lowest recorded temperature: Ifrane, Morocco -11°F (-24°C).
Wettest Place: Cape Debundsha, Cameroon 405 in (10,290 mm).
Driest Place: Wadi Halfa, Sudan <0.1 in (<2.5 mm).
Population: approximately 849,000,000 people.
The number of countries: 53.

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Asia

Asia is the world’s largest continent, with a total area of 16,838,365 sq miles (43,608,000 sq km). It comprises 49 separate countries, including 97% of Turkey and 72% of the Russian Federation. Almost 60% of the world’s population lives in Asia.

Area: 16,838,365 sq miles (43,608,000 sq km).
Highest point: Mount Everest, China/Nepal 29,029 ft (8848 m).
Lowest Point: the Dead Sea, Israel/Jordan -1388 ft (-423 m) below sea level.
Longest river: the Yangtze, China 3915 miles (6299 km).
Largest lake: Caspian Sea, Asia/Europe 143,243 sq miles (371,000 sq km).
Largest island: Borneo, Brunie/Indonesia/Malaysia 292,222 sq miles (757,050 sq km).
Highest recorded temperature: Tirat Zevi, Israel 129°F (54°C).
Lowest recorded temperature: Verkhoyansk, Russian Federation -90°F (-68°C).
Wettest Place: Cherrapunji, India 450 in (11,430 mm).
Driest Place: Aden, Yemen 1.8 in (46 mm).
Population: Approximately 3,823,390,000 people.
The number of countries: 49.

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North America

North America is the world’s third-largest continent with a total area of 9,358,340 sq miles (24,238,000 sq km), including Greenland and the Caribbean islands. North America lies completely within the Northern Hemisphere.

Area: 9,358,340 sq miles (24,238,000 sq km).
Highest point: Mount McKinley (Denali), USA 20,332 ft (6194 m).
Lowest Point: Death Valley, USA -282 ft (-86 m) below sea level.
Longest river: Mississippi-Missouri, USA 3710 miles (5969 km).
Largest lake: Lake Superior, Canada/USA 31,151 sq miles (83,270 sq km).
Largest island: Greenland 849,400 sq miles (2,200,000 sq km).
Highest recorded temperature: Death Valley, USA 135°F (57°C).
Lowest recorded temperature: Northice, Greenland -87°F (-66°C).
Wettest Place: Vancouver, Canada 183 in (4645 mm).
Driest Place: Death Valley, USA 2 in (50 mm).
Population: approximately 579,490,000 people.
The number of countries: 23.

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