Which is the World's Second Largest Continent?

By Mandeep Kumar|Updated : September 8th, 2022

The world’s second-largest continent is Africa. There are seven continents in the world namely Asia, Europe, Africa, North America, South America, Australia, and Antarctica. The largest continent in the world is Asia. It is about one-third of the total land area of the earth. Continents are large landmasses separated by huge water bodies.

World's Second Largest Continent

As discussed above, Africa is the world’s second-largest continent. It houses the equator or the 0o latitude that passes through the middle of it. A large part of the world’s second-largest continent lies in the northern hemisphere.

Africa is the only continent through which the Equator, the Tropic of Cancer, and the Tropic of Capricorn pass. It houses the world’s largest hot desert that is the Sahara Desert. It is surrounded by oceans and seas from all sides. The world’s longest river, the Nile passes through the world’s second-largest continent.

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