Maps of Continents plus the Regions within

National Geographic produced several maps of continents along with the countries or regions within.

This page breaks all these maps up into the seven continents along with the United Kingdom, the Mediterranean, the Middle East and the Soviet Union/Russia.

The links in the text below will take you to pages with lists of maps which reside within these regions.

Map-of-Asia


1. Maps of Continents:
Asia
is the planet's largest continent. It includes 44 countries and assorted islands and/or dependencies. Asia has three recognized political divisions: The Middle East, Southeast Asia and North Asia.

The continent has the two most populated countries, China and India, along with the world's longest coastline and the deepest lake- Lake Baykal.

Some important facts on Asia are:

Size: 17,212,000 sq. miles
Percent of Earth's land: 30%
Population: 3,879,000,000 (2005)
Highest point: Mt. Everest (29,035 ft.)
Lowest point: Dead sea (-1,286 ft.)

To see a list of maps on Asia, click on this link. Maps of Asia.

To see a list of all maps particular to the Middle East, click on this link. Middle East maps.

To see a list of the maps of the Soviet Union/Russia click on this link. Maps of the Soviet Union and Russia.







Map-of-Africa


2. Maps of Continents:
Africa
is the planet's second largest continent. It has 53 individual countries. Africa has the distinction of having the longest river, the Nile, and the largest desert, the Sahara
desert.

Some facts on this continent are:

Size: 11,608,000 sq. miles
Percent of Earth's land: 20.2%
Population: 877,500,000
Highest point: Mt. Killimanjaro (19,341 ft.)
Lowest point: Lac' Assai (-512 ft.)

To see the list of all the maps on Africa click on this link.
Maps of Africa.


Map-of-North-America

3. Maps of Continents:
North America
is the third largest continent on the planet. It includes
23 countries and dozens of small island possessions and territories, mostly in the Caribbean.

Some facts on this continent are:

Size: 9,449,460 sq. miles
Percent of Earth's land: 16.5%
Population: 501,500,000
Highest point: Mt. McKinley
(20,322 ft.)
Lowest point: Death Valley (-282 ft.)

To see a list of all the maps of North America click on this link. Maps of North America.



Map-of-South-America

4. Maps of Continents:
South America
is the planet's forth largest continent. It contains 12 countries and three major territories. The mighty Amazon, the largest tropical rain forest in the world, resides here. You will also find the mighty Andies mountains here, stretching from the top of the continent all the way to the bottom.

Some facts on South America are:

Size: 6,879,000 sq. miles
Percent of Earth's Land: 12%
Population: 379,500,000
Highest point: Cerro Aconcagua (22,833 ft.)
Lowest point: Peninsula Valdes (-151 ft.)

To see a list of all the maps of the South American continent click on this link. Maps of South America.



Map-of-Antarctica

5. Maps of Continents:
Antarctica
was never considered a continent until 1840. It is almost 98% solid ice and is the coldest and windiest spot on the planet. The lowest temperature on earth was recorded in Antarctica (-129.3 degrees F.). Winds are commonly measured at over 200 miles an hour.

Some important facts on Antarctica are:

Size: 5,100,021 sq. miles
Percent of Earth's land: 8.9%
Population: Officially none
Highest point: Vinson Massif (16,066 ft.)
Lowest point: Bentley Sub glacial Trench (-2,555 m)

This link will not only show you maps of Antarctica but also maps of all the Polar regions.
Maps of the Polar Regions.


Map-of-Europe

6. Maps of Continents:
Europe
is the planet's sixth largest continent. It includes 47 countries with assorted dependencies and territories. Europe is part of the peninsula of Eurasia which includes all of Europe and Asia, but still is
widely referred to as a continent.

Some facts on Europe are:

Size: 3,837,081 sq. miles
Percent of Earth's land: 6.7%
Population: 727,000,000
Highest point: Mt. Elbrus (18,481 ft.)
Lowest point: Caspian sea (-92 ft.)

To find a list of all the maps on Europe click on this link.
Maps of the European continent.

To see a list of all the maps particular to the Mediterranean area click on this link. Mediterranean maps.

To see a list of all the maps of the British Isles click on this link
Maps of the British Isles.


Map-of-Australia

7. Maps of Continents:
Australia
is now considered by most geography experts to be more accurately defined as Australia/Oceania. It is the smallest continent, and also one of the most diverse and fascinating places on the planet. It contains all of Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, along with thousands of volcanic islands and coral atolls of the South Pacific Ocean.

Some important facts of this area are:

Size: 3,132,059 sq. miles
Percent of Earth's land: 5.3%
Population: 32,000,000
Highest point: Mt. Wilhelm (14,794 ft.)
Lowest point: Lake Eyre (-52 ft.)

To see a list of all the maps on Australia/Oceania, click on this link. Maps of Australia/Oceania.



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