Asia is the world's largest continent with respect to population and area. Almost 1/3rd of the world population lives in Asia. It is also the house of 10 highest peaks in the world in which Mount Everest is the highest. The culture of this part of the earth is very diverse from China to India.
Africa is the second largest continent of the planet Earth. It has covered almost 22% of the world area. Africa is the home of World's largest desert as well as the largest river. Known as the black continent, Africa accommodates 53 countries which are enriched with natural resources and wildlife.
North America is the third largest continent in the world. Also it has the world's largest petroleum and natural gas deposits, which are found in Mexico. It is believed that North America is two times larger than Europe. United States and Canada are the two gigantic and rich countries which are covering large area.
South America is the fourth largest continent of the world. 12 percent of the world's population is present on this continent. The world's second largest mountain range, the Andes, is also located in South America. Among the 12 countries of S.America, Brazil is the largest while Suriname is the smallest.
Antarctica is the coldest, driest and windiest continent of the world. It is believed that there human life does not exist on this continent because of its harsh weather. The World's lowest temperature of 81C was recorded in Antarctica in 1983. Only a few humans reside for research purposes.
Europe is the sixth largest continent and it is also known as Europa. It is famous for having a long diversified history, rich traditions, historical languages and ancient civilizations. There are fifty nation states in Europe and European Union is the largest organization of this continent.
Australia is the smallest continent of the world. According to some geographers it is an island as it is surrounded by water, but it is large enough to be considered as a continent. Because of this reason it is known as "Oceania". Australia is sometimes considered as a part of Asia, that's why sometimes it is known as "Autralasia".