By most standards, there are a maximum of seven continents – Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia/Oceania, Europe, North America, and South America. Many geographers and scientists now refer to six continents, where Europe and Asia are combined (because they’re one solid landmass).
So, what are the 5 continents of the Olympic rings?
There are five Olympic rings in five colours (plus the white background) and they look like this: It’s generally known that the five interlocking rings represent the five continents of the world (the Americas are considered as one, North and South, along with Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia).
What is the world’s smallest continent?
A continent is one of several very large landmasses on Earth. Generally identified by convention rather than any strict criteria, up to seven regions are commonly regarded as continents. Ordered from largest in size to smallest, they are: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia.
Which is the world’s largest ocean?
Located between the Southern Ocean, Asia, Australia and the Americas, the Pacific Ocean occupies about one-third of the Earth’s surface. Containing almost twice as much as the world’s second largest body of water, the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean holds more than half of the Earth’s open water supply.
Is Russia in Europe and Asia?
However, the eastern boundary of Europe is generally considered to be along the Ural Mountains, the Ural River, the Caucasus Mountains, the Turkish Straits and the border with Kazakhstan. The other, eastern, part of the country is part of northern Asia, and is known as Asian Russia, also called North Asia or Siberia.
What do the five rings represent?
The Olympic flag has a white background, with five interlaced rings in the centre: blue, yellow, black, green and red. This design is symbolic; it represents the five continents of the world, united by Olympism, while the six colours are those that appear on all the national flags of the world at the present time.
Is Central America considered a continent?
Central America (Spanish: América Central, Centroamérica) is the southernmost, isthmian portion of the North American continent, which connects with the South American continent on the southeast. Central America consists of seven countries: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama.
How many oceans are in the world?
Historically, there are four named oceans: the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, and Arctic. However, most countries – including the United States – now recognize the Southern (Antarctic) as the fifth ocean. The Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian are known as the three major oceans.