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welcome to the wider world beyond. there are seven continents, and each of its countries and islands has its own unique culture, people, and opportunities. whether you are an adventure-seeker who loves to travel, or live far across the globe, the world is at your fingertips! pack your belongings, and prepare for an adventure like no other.

 



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New Posts North America


North America is a continent wholly within the Northern Hemisphere and almost wholly within the Western Hemisphere. It is considered a northern subcontinent of the Americas, bordered to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, to the southeast by South America, and to the west and south by the Pacific Ocean. Its population is estimated at nearly five hundred and twenty-nine million people. It is the third-largest continent in the area, following Asia and Africa, and the fourth in population after Asia, Africa, and Europe.

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New Posts South America


South America is a continent situated in the Western Hemisphere, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere. The continent is also considered a subcontinent of the Americas. It is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean and on the north and east by the Atlantic Ocean; North America and the Caribbean Sea lie to the northwest. Its population is estimated at more than three hundred and seventy-one million, ranked fourth in terms of area and fifth in population.

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New Posts Central America


Central America is the central geographic region of the Americas. It is the southernmost, isthmian portion of the North American continent, which connects with South America on the southeast. When considered part of the unified continental model, it is considered a subcontinent. Central America consists of the seven states of Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. Central America is part of the Mesoamerican biodiveristy hotspot, which extends from northern Guatemala through central Panama.

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New Posts Europe


Europe is one of the world's seven continents. Comprising the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, Europe is generally 'divided' from Asia to its east. It is bordered by the Arctic Ocean and other bodies of water to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the Mediterranean Sea to the south, and the Black Sea and connected waterways to the southeast. Europe is the birthplace of Western culture, playing a predominant role in the global affairs from the sixteenth century onward.

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New Posts Asia


Asia is the world's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the eastern and northern hemispheres. It is bounded on the east by the Pacific Ocean, on the south by the Indian Ocean, and on the north by the Arctic Ocean. Given its size and diversity, Asia is more a cultural concept incorporate diverse regions and peoples than a homogeneous physical entity. Asia differs very widely among and within its regions with regard to ethnic groups, cultures, environments, economics historical ties and government systems.

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Africa is the world's second largest and second most populous continent, after Asia. The continent is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, both the Suez Canal and the Red Sea along the Sinai Peninsula to the northeast, the Indian Ocean to the southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. Africa straddles the equator and encompasses numerous climate areas; it is the only continent to stretch rom the northern temperate to southern temperate zones. With its beautiful people and beautiful landscapes, Africa is among many treasures of the world waiting to be explored.

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New Posts Australia


Australia is a country in the Southern Hemisphere comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It is the world's sixth largest country by total area. Neighboring countries include Indonesia, East Timor, and Papua New Guinea to the north; the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and New Caledonia to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. Australia has six states, and two major mainland territories. If you appreciate scenic landscapes, then you'll enjoy Australia's golden beaches and marvelous sunsets.

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New Posts Antarctica


Antarctica is Earth's southernmost continent, encapsulating the South Pole. It is situated in the Antarctic region of the Southern Hemisphere, almost entirely south of the Antarctic Circle, and is surrounded by the Southern Ocean. Antarctica is the coldest, driest, and windiest continent, and has the highest average elevation of all the continents. It is considered a desert; there are no permanent human residents, but anywhere from one thousand to five thousand people reside throughout the year at research stations scattered across the continent.

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New Posts Middle East


The Middle East, or Mideast, is a region that encompasses Western Asia and Northern Africa. The Middle East generally has an arid and hot climate, with several major rivers providing for irrigation to support agriculture in limited areas. It lies at the juncture of Eurasia and Africa and of the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian Ocean. Vast deserts are common in the region; the Sahara Desert runs across North Africa, essentially limiting settlement along the Mediterranean coastline. With its great variety of temperatures, you'll do well to come prepared!

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New Posts Caribbean


The Caribbean is a crescent-shaped group of islands more than two thousand miles long separating the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea, to the west and south, from the Atlantic Ocean, to the east and north. From the peninsula of Florida on the mainland of the United States, these beautiful islands stretch southeastward, south, then west along the north coast of Venezuela on the South American mainland. Situated largely on the Caribbean plate, the region comprises more then seven thousand islands - the West Indies - islets, reefs, and cays.

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New Posts New Zealand


New Zealand is an island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean, comprising two main landmasses - the North Island and the South Island - and numerous smaller islands. The country is situated east of Australia across the Tasman Sea, and south of the Pacific island nations of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. Because of its remoteness, it was one of the last lands to be settled by humans. During its long isolation, New Zealand developed a distinctive fauna dominated by birds, many of which became extinct after the arrival of humans.

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New Posts Elsewhere


The world is vast, an unimaginable expanse of land waiting to be explored! It contains seven continents, otherwise known as the several very large landmasses on Earth. They are generally identified by convention rather than any strict criteria. While much of the world has been discovered, there are areas elsewhere that have yet to be! Whether you are a globetrotter, traveling the world and enjoying the sights, or have taken up residency beyond the more popular regions, you'll find the rest of the world, wizarding and muggle, here!

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