Africa is the second largest continent on the planet Earth. Covering almost 22% of the world’s total area, it is also home to world's largest desert as well as the longest river, i.e. Nile, which passes through several countries.
Asia is the world's largest continent with respect to both population and area. Almost 1/3rd of the world’s population lives here. It is also home to 10 highest mountain peaks among which Mount Everest is the highest one.
Australia is the world’s smallest continent. According to some geographers, being surrounded by water, it is an island. But you will find it large enough to be considered a separate continent.
Europe is the second smallest continent in the world. It comprises the westernmost peninsula of the giant Eurasian landmass. Covering almost 2 percent of the earth’s surface Europe takes 6.8 percent of the world’s total land area.
North America is the third largest continent in the world after Asia and Africa. In Mexico, there are world's largest petroleum and natural gas deposits. Geographic calculations show that North America is two times larger than Europe.
South America is the fourth largest continent of the world. About 12 percent of the world’s total population is inhabiting this geographical division on earth. The world's second largest mountain range, the Andes, is also located in this region.