Continent Population

Continent Population

Scroll over the interactive map we have provided to see all the different continent populations across the globe.  Click on an area to learn more about the specific continental area or use one of the links in the list below to explore further.

Interactive World Population Map

Continental Populations 2013

The world’s population is ever changing and growing. The populations of each continent provide us with an overview of the distribution of individuals across the globe and their demographics. Use any of the links below to find out more about Asia, Africa, Australia Europe, North America, South America, and Antarctica’s populations.

The term continent is used to differentiate between the various large areas of the earth into which the land surface is divided. So, a continent is “a large, continuous area of land on Earth”. All continents together constitute less than one-third of the earth’s surface, that means more than two-thirds of the earth’s surface are covered with water. A continent is one of several major land masses on the earth. There is no standard definition for the number of continents but you will commonly find that the numbers six or seven are used. Many consider there to be seven continents – Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America. Most students in the United States are taught that there are seven continents.

Population by Continent 2013

Rank Continent Population
1 Asia 4,140,000,000
2 Africa 995,000,000
3 Europe 739,000,000
4 North America 529,000,000
5 South America 386,000,000
6 Australia 36,000,000
7 Antarctica 4,000

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