Over millions of years, the seven large continents of the world all broke away from a supercontinent called Pangaea. Eventually, Pangaea separated into much of what a map of the world looks like today. Below mentioned are the world’s seven continents and there rich cultures:
One of the largest continents in terms of numbers and size is Asia. Asia is the birthplace of human civilization. Around thirty per cent of the world’s land mass & approximately sixty per cent of world’s population, comprising of more than four billion people, are based in Asia. Most Asian cultures are predominantly collectivistic in nature.
Asia one of the most actively religious regions in the world.Hinduism is the most common religion in Asia which is found mostly in Nepal & India. Second largely practiced religion over Asia is Buddhism consisting of around 150 million Buddhists all over the Asia. To follow are some other religions like Sikhism, Jainism, Islam, Christianity, and Taoism, etc.
The second largest continent in the world is Africa. The continent is home to diverse populations. Each country has its own tribes, languages and cultural differences. Islam spread throughout Africa during the middle ages and remains to be the dominant religion in Northern African until today. Christianity is the second largest. The remaining are less in numbers, they include regional or local sects that have their roots in their historic tribes or countries. The countries in Africa have political systems that range from democratic, such as in South Africa, to dictatorship, such as in the Congo and Chad.
It’s the fifth largest continent, and located at the very southern point of the earth. There are no permanent human settlements in Antarctica. As there is hardly any population, hence, there hardly exists any religion or politics.
Australia is a secular country, with a high degree of religious freedom and religious diversity. Christianity is currently the most dominant religion in Australia. Australia has no official language, but the majority of the population speaks English as a first language. Other languages spoken in Australia include Mandarin, Italian, Arabic, Cantonese, and Greek. Australia’s population is comparatively small at only roughly 24 million people. This makes it one of the least densely populated land masses in the world. The culture of Australia is primarily a Western culture.
Europe is a continent located entirely in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere. It is also called ‘Peninsula of Peninsulas’ and the ‘Peninsula of Eurasia’. Europe’s largest country is Russia (37% of total continent area). Europe’s smallest country is Vatican City, which occupies only a tiny territory in the center of Rome.
Europe has some of the most diverse cultures and traditions preserved in the world. Some of the richest countries in the world can be found in Europe, such as Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria, etc. to name a few that has some of the highest GDP per capita in the world. The culture of Europe is rooted in its art, architecture, film, different types of music, economics, literature, and philosophy.
f) North- America
It is the third largest continent in the world and around hundreds of languages are spoken in North- America. Mexico is the largest city in North-America. North America consists of 23 countries. The most populous of these countries is the USA, which in 2014 had an estimated population of 319.4 million. The second most populous country is Canada, with 35.5 million residents. Guatemala comes in third, with 15.8 million.
The culture of North America refers to the arts and other manifestations of human activities and achievements from the continent of North America. Cultures of North America reflect not only that of the continent’s indigenous peoples, but those cultures that followed European colonisation as well.
South-America comprises of twelve countries. More than 300 languages are spoken in the continent. English, Spanish and Portuguese are the most common languages, but there are still some indigenous languages spoken among a large number of people, such as Quechua (8,9 million speakers), Guarani (4,9 million speakers), and Aymara (2,8 million speakers). Brazil covers about 47,3% of the continent and is the largest country both by population and land area. Brazil is home to more than 210 million people, and it’s also one of the largest countries in the world. About 90% of the South American population is said to be Christians, and over 80% are Roman Catholics, making Christianity the main religion in South America.