What is the true largest continent?

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What is the true largest continent?

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answered May 20 by Allograft (4,000 points)
The true largest continent is Asia which stretches as far as from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Western Pacific Ocean.

In Asia there are also more than 40 countries which also makes it the true largest continent.

Africa is larger than Asia but it's not the largest continent.

Asia is larger and it's area measures at 43,820,000 km² and makes up 29.5% of Earth's land.

Asia measures 8,876 kilometers from Ankara, Turkey to Tokyo, Japan.

The African continent has a land area of 30.37 million sq km (11.7 million sq mi) — enough to fit in the U.S., China, India, Japan, Mexico, and many European nations, combined.

The continents are, from largest to smallest: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia.

A continent is any of several large geographical regions.

Continents are generally identified by convention rather than any strict criteria.

A continent could be a single landmass or a part of a very large landmass, as in the case of Asia or Europe.

Since the 1950s, North America and South America have generally been considered by English speakers as separate continents, and taken together are called the Americas, or more rarely America.

When conceived as a unitary continent, the form is generally the continent of America in the singular.

Australia is the world's smallest continent & is also known as an 'island continent' as it is surrounded by water on all sides.

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