So how many continents are there?

Last week I mentioned that CreativeMornings is now on 6 continents, which caused a bit of confusion over how many continents there are.

What I’ve since learned is that there are in fact different models being taught around the world. The seven-continent model is usually taught in China, India and most English-speaking countries. The six-continent combined-Eurasia model is sometimes preferred in the former states of the USSR and Japan. The six-continent combined-America model is taught in Latin America and in some parts of Europe including Greece, Portugal and Spain.

via Swiss Miss

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Technically, there are 4 distinct land masses (continents), but if you count the Suez and Panama canals as separating the land masses, then you have 6, and, finally, if you want to separate Europe from Asia with an arbitrary line you get to 7. – Wikipedia

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