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Which Continent?

On Which Continent Will You Find...

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Updated May 16, 2014
I often receive questions about on which continent one can find a certain place. Below are some of the most frequent questions. I define there to be seven continents - 1) Europe, 2) Australia, 3) Africa, 4) Antarctica, 5) North America, 6) Asia, and 7) South America. Those places which are not part of a continent can be included as part of a region of the world.

On which continent are the islands of the Caribbean?

The islands of the Caribbean are not on a continent. They are usually considered to be part of the geographic region known as North America or Latin America.

On which continent is Greenland?

Greenland is part of North America even though it is a territory of Denmark (which is in Europe).

On which continent is the South Pole?

Antarctica.

On which continent is the North Pole?

None. The North Pole is in the middle of the Arctic Ocean.

On which continent is the Prime Meridian?

The Prime Meridian runs through Europe, Africa, and Antarctica.

On which continent is the International Date Line?

The International Date Line only runs through Antarctica.

On which continent is the equator?

The equator passes through South America, Africa, and Asia.

On which continent is the deepest point on land?

The deepest point on land is the Dead Sea, located on the border of Israel and Jordan in Asia.

On which continent is Hawaii

Hawaii is not on a continent as an island chain far from a land mass.

On which continent is Egypt?

Egypt is mostly part of Africa although the Sinai Peninsula in northeastern Egypt is part of Asia.

On which continent is Australia?

Australia is its own continent.

On which continent is New Zealand?

New Zealand is an oceanic island far from a continent and thus, like the Caribbean, it is not on a continent but is often considered to be part of the "Australia and Oceania" region.

On which continent is Panama?

The border between Panama and Colombia is the border between North America and South America so Panama is in North America and Colombia is in South America.

On which continent is Turkey?

While most of Turkey lies geographically in Asia (the Anatolian Peninsula is Asian), far western Turkey lies in Europe.

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