Countries

Oceania

According to the National Geographic: Oceania is a continent made up of thousands of islands throughout the South Pacific Ocean. Oceania is dominated by the nation of Australia. The other two major landmasses of Oceania are the microcontinent of Zealandia, which includes the country of New Zealand, and the western half of the island of New Guinea, made up …

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Asia

Asia is the largest, most populous and diverse continent on this planet. It has the longest coastline of any continent and is subject to the world’s widest climatic extremes. Asia has the most varied forms of vegetation and animal life on Earth. The peoples of Asia have established the broadest variety of human adaptation found …

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Europe

Europe is made up of 50 countries, with Russia being the largest and then France. A small number of countries on this continent are transcontinental, which means that they are considered to be a part of both Europe and Asia. Europe is the second smallest continent in size but the third largest in population. The …

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Africa

Africa is the world’s second largest and second most-populous continent, being behind Asia in both categories. The longest river in the world, the Nile (4,132 miles), is located in Africa. Africa has the world’s largest desert, the Sahara, which is almost the size of the United States. Victoria Falls is the largest waterfall in Africa. And there …

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Antarctica

Antarctica is the southernmost continent and site of the South Pole. It is virtually uninhabited, and almost totally ice-covered. Most cruises to this continent visit the Antarctic Peninsula, which stretches toward South America. It is known for the Lemaire Channel, Paradise Harbor, iceberg-flanked passageways, and Port Lockroy (a former British research station which is now …

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South America

South America is almost twice as big as Europe by land area, and is marginally larger than Russia. There is much to explore in the 12 countries and 3 dependencies.  Below are the countries of South America, in alphabetical order with links to the websites, blogs and groups of experienced travellers that can help you …

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North America

North America is the third largest continent in the world. It is dominated by its three largest countries: Canada, Mexico, and the United States, but there are also twenty other fabulous countries to explore and enjoy.  Below are a list of all the countries that North America (including Central America) is made up of, and …

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