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www.quora.com/Why-is-Europe-considered-a-separate-continent-from-Asia

I feel both inspired and somehow out of calmness. So I will make this answer long and will flavor it with a bit of flame, too. :) Let’s begin. There is a huge landmass on the Earth’s surface called Eurasia. Eurasia (plus the comfortably close plac...

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Well, JP, Mr. Webster conveniently answers your question with this definition for "island": "a tract of land surrounded by water and smaller than a continent." Since Africa, Europe and Asia are all continents, they're automatically disqualified. Greenland, on the other hand, isn't considered a continent, so voila.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boundaries_between_continents

The boundaries between the continents of Earth are generally a matter of geographical convention. Several slightly different conventions are in use. The number of continents is most commonly considered seven but may range as low as four when the Americas and Afro-Eurasia are each considered a single continent.

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Why Is Europe Considered a Continent? National Geographic explains that Europe is considered a continent because it has historic and cultural rather than strict physical boundaries from Asia. While Asia and Europe are divided roughly by the Aegean Sea, the Dardanelles-Sea of Marmora-Bosporus, the Black Sea, the Caspian Sea and the Ural ...

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Europe isn't a different continent from Asia because of cultural and environmental differences. It is the geographic structures - mountains and large bodies of water - that physically separate Europe from Asia. Continents are a geological classification, not a cultural or environmental classification.

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Have you ever wondered why two continents share the same landmass? MUSIC: "Thatched Villagers" by Kevin Macleod SOURCES: Wikipedia A Brief History of Cartogr...

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This Site Might Help You. RE: Why are Asia and Europe considered different continents? There's actually more geological differences between china and india (30,000 ft high himalayan mountains, two different tectonic plates) than between china/eastern russia and europe (both are on the same tectonic plates and the ural mountains of central russia, the commonly accepted boundary...

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Europe and Asia are on the same land mass, not separated land masses, so therefore these cannot be continents. A continent is a body of land separated by water. Europe nor Asia are separated by water.

www.answers.com/Q/Why_is_Europe_and_Asia_different_continents

The continent made of both Asia and Europe is called Eurasia. However, the two also belong to Afroeurasia, a continent that consists of Europe, Asia, and Africa.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_transcontinental_countries

This is a list of countries located on more than one continent, known as transcontinental states or intercontinental states.While there are many countries with non-contiguous overseas territories fitting this definition, only a limited number of countries have territory straddling an overland continental boundary, most commonly the line that separates Europe and Asia.