WORLD CONTINENTS IN ORDER OF THEIR SIZES
- The world is made of seven continents.
Continent Size (km2)
North America 25,349,000
South America 17,611,000
Location of continents in the world
POINTS TO NOTE
- Africa is regarded as a cradle land of man because the skull of Zinjanthropus was discovered there by Dr. LSB Leakey.
- Africa was regarded as a dark continent because little was known about it by the outside World.
- Antarctica continent is too cold to support human life.
- Australia is the smallest continent while Asia is the largest continent.
- Continents were formed by continental drifting. AFRICA AS A CONTINENT
• A continent is a large mass of land surrounded by water bodies.
• Africa is located in the central region on the world map.
• It is the second largest continent
The location of Africa on the world map is determined by:
- i) Water bodies surrounding it.
- ii) Latitudes and longitudes
- iii) Neighboring continents
• Africa is wide in the North and thinner in the South.
• Africa is surrounded by the following large water bodies.
- i) Mediterranean sea in the North.
- ii) Atlantic Ocean in the West.
- ii) Red Sea in the North East.
- iv) Indian Ocean in the East.