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Which is the largest continent in the world?
a.Asia
b.Africa
c.North America
d.Australia

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Last updated date: 22nd Mar 2024
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Hint: The largest continent in the world encompasses the largest country in the world population wise as well the largest country in the world area wise. It has a total of 48 countries.

Complete Step by Step Answer: The Earth has 7 continents, Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, South America, Antarctica and Australia. Among these, Asia is the largest continent in the world, population-wise as well as area-wise. Asia comprises 48 countries including China and Russia, the former being the country with the largest population and the latter being the country with the largest area. India is also located in Asia.
a.Asia: Asia is the largest continent in the world, both according to size as well as population. It has an area of more than 44 million square kilometres. It also has the world’s two-third of population. So, it is the correct option.
b.Africa: Africa is the world second largest continent, both in terms of population as well as area. Africa has 54 countries and is home to 1.3 billion people. Africa is the only continent through which the Equator, the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn all three pass through. So. it is an incorrect option.
c.North America : North America is a continent located in the Northern Hemisphere. It is surrounded by the Arctic Ocean in the north, by the Atlantic Ocean in the east, by the Pacific Ocean in the west and by the Caribbean Sea and South America in the South. It has 23 Independent Sovereign states. So. it is an incorrect option.
d.Australia: Australia is a country located on the Continent of Oceania. It is the largest country on this continent. Its capital is located at Canberra. Australia is the sixth-largest country in the world in terms of area. So. it is an incorrect option.

Note: Australia has been recognised as a country as well as a continent by the United Nations. However, the country Australia and the continent Australia are very different as the continent of Australia includes New Zealand, Fiji, etc as well.