Continents | Worldly Adventures of Archibold Clutterbuck


In a nutshell a continent is a group of countries collected together under one name. Usually this is decided by how close the countries are to one another and how much of a  shared culture they have.


There are 7 continents in the world and they are Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Europe, North America, South America and Oceania which you can see in the map below. 

Learn about the world 7 continents by clicking their names below or the areas on the map.


It is widely accepted that there are 7 continents in the world however sometimes this number can changed depending on how you group countries. See some examples below:

Eurasia - This would include Europe and Asia as they are both connected together.

The Americas - This would include North, Central and South America all three land masses and countries are connected.

Australasia - This would include only Australia and New Zealand. The name Oceania includes the Pacific Islands to the East.


1. Take a look at the map of the World.

2. Try and make a new continent of your own and explain why.

3. Is it because there are lots of countries connected together? Do they share a similar culture. Do they have the same animals?

Fun Facts about Africa for kids
Fun Facts about Antarctica for kids

Click on one of the continents below and discover where they are in the world, who lives there, what animals there are and much more...

Fun Facts about Asia for kids
Fun Facts about Europe for kids
Fun Facts about Oceania for kids


Fun Facts about North America for kids
Fun Facts about South America for kids

Click on a continent above for lots of fun facts, animals, activities and more!

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