Which hemisphere has more land mass: East or West?


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The Eastern Hemisphere has more land mass than the Western Hemisphere. The Eastern Hemisphere includes virtually all of Asia and Australia, most of Africa and Europe, and around half of Antarctica. The Western Hemisphere includes around half of Antarctica and all of North and South America.

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Asia itself accounts for 30 percent of the Earth's land area, while North and South America, the predominant land masses in the Western Hemisphere, account for only 16.3 percent and 12 percent, respectively. Overall, the Eastern Hemisphere accounts for around 65 percent of the Earth's total land area, while the Western Hemisphere accounts for 35 percent. Together, the total combined land mass only account for 29.2 percent of the Earth's total surface area.

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