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# World Map Explained #1 |Continents and Oceans in the World

## Continents

In this world, there are 7 continents (large landmasses).
Ordered from largest in the area to smallest, these seven regions are Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia.

Ordered from largest in Population to smallest, these seven regions are Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, South America, Australia, and Antarctica.

Questions Related to Continents:

• What is the largest continent by area?
• What is the largest continent by Population?
• What is the smallest continent by area?
• What is the smallest continent by Population?
• How many continents are in the world?

## Oceans

Ocean is vast body of water and sea is smaller than ocean.

There are 5 oceans in the world. Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Artic, and Southern Ocean.

Questions related to oceans

• Which ocean is largest by area?
• Which ocean is deepest?
• Which ocean is largest by coastline?
• Which ocean contains the largest amount of water?
• Which ocean is the smallest by area?
• Which ocean is the smallest by coastline?

## What is latitude, longitude, and hemisphere

Equator: It is an imaginary line located at 0 degrees latitude, halfway between the North and South poles. The Equator divides Earth into the Northern and Southern hemispheres.
Total length of equator is 40,075Km. (24,901 miles)

latitude: Parralel lines reference to equater or Latitude is given as an angle that ranges from –90° at the south pole to 90° at the north pole, with 0° at the Equator.
23.5’N latitude line is called tropic of cancer.
23.5’S latitude line is called Tropic of capricorn.
66.5’N latitude line is called Artic circle.
66.5S latitude line is called Sothern circle.

Prime meridian: A prime meridian is an arbitrary meridian in a geographic coordinate system at which longitude is defined to be. Prime meridian divides Earth into the western and Eastern hemispheres.

Longitude: The lines related to the prime meridian are longitude lines.

The Gulf of Guinea is the northeasternmost part of the tropical Atlantic. The intersection of the Equator and Prime Meridian is in the gulf.

## Horse Latitude

The area between 30 to 35 degree North and 30 to 35 degree South is called Horse Latitude. Because on hourse latitude there are High atmospheric pressure, Calm winds and a little precipitation (RAINS).