On average, the Americas move about one inch further away from Europe and Africa per year. The landmasses move away from each other due to a phenomenon called continental drift, where the tectonic plates that continents ... More »

Earth has between 10 and 20 crustal plates, each moving at a different rate. The slowest is the Eurasian plate, which moves less than an inch per year, while the plate with fastest known movement is the Cocos plate, whic... More »

A five-continent model used in some areas of the world lists the continents as: Eurasia, the Americas, Africa, Australia and Antarctica. This is just one of many models used to delineate the Earth's continents. More »

The names of the continents are Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica and Australia. Asia has both the largest area and the largest population, with about 3.8 billion people as of 2015. More »

From smallest to largest, the seven continents are Australia, Europe, Antarctica, South America, North America, Africa and Asia. Asia is nearly six times the size of Australia. More »

All the continents in the world are Asia, Europe, Africa, North America, South America, Australia/Oceania and Antarctica. Most of these continents are in the northern hemisphere. More »

Peregrine falcons live throughout all of the continents except Antarctica, including Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa, North America and South America. These falcons are one of the world's most common birds of prey. More »

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