Animatit, colour-coded cairt shawin the various continents an regions. Dependin on the convention an model, some continents mey be consolidatit or subdividit: for example, Eurasie is maist eften subdividit intae Europe an Asie (red shades), while North an Sooth Americae are whiles recognised as ane American continent (green shades).

A continent is ane o several very lairge landmasses on Yird. Thay are generally identified bi convention rather nor ony strict criteria, wi up tae seiven regions commonly regarded as continents. These are—frae lairgest in size tae smawest: Asie, Africae, North Americae, Sooth Americae, Antarctica, Europe, an Australie.[1]

In geology, continents are describit bi means o tectonic plates. Plate tectonics is the process an study o the movement, collision an diveesion o continents.


  1. "Continents: What is a Continent?". National Geographic. Retrieved 2009-08-22. "Most people recognize seven continents—Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia, from largest to smallest—although sometimes Europe and Asia are considered a single continent, Eurasia."