What Is the Smallest Continent in the World?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 25, 2020 2:12:56 PM ET
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The smallest continent in the world is Australia/Oceania, with an area of approximately 8,112,000 square kilometers. Australia/Oceania, also called Australasia/Oceania, consists of different islands, including Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Micronesia, Vanuatu and Samoa.