Which is the largest continent? The smallest?

Can you tell which continents are the largest and which are the smallest from this topographical map of the world, or is there more than meets the eye? (Image credit: FrankRamspott)

Hundreds of millions of years ago a supercontinent was named Pangea educated. For about 125 million years it covered almost the entire mainland of the earth. Since then, parts of Pangea have drifted apart and recombined in new ways. Which is the largest continent today? And what about the little one?

The answer depends on what counts as a continent. According to that CIA World Fact Book (opens in new tab), the largest continent is Asia. Asia covers more than 17 million square miles (44 million square kilometers). Africa is the next largest continent, then North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe and Australia.

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