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 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 produces the most varied forms of vegetation and animal life on Earth. The peoples of Asia have established the broadest variety of human adaptation found on any …

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Europe is made up of 44 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.  For your information, the 28 European Union Countries are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of …

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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 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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