Do you know all the oceans and continents in the world? I bet you would quickly remember them if you saw a map of seven continents and oceans, but if you are like most people there is a good chance you can name the continents but will likely get stuck on the names of some oceans. Let’s check what the continents and oceans are.
There are generally considered to be 7 continents. But these continents are not defined by exact science, but rather by convenient labels that have been adopted over time. For example, Europe and Asia are physically one geographic unit (called Eurasia). But they are generally considered separate continents because of cultural and historical reasons. There are 7 continents: Australia, Europe, Antarctica, South America, North America, Europe, and Australia.
Some of the continents have very vague boundaries between them, so we apply aribtrary boundaries to them.South America is divided from North America by the Panama Canal, despite it being an artificial canal. Similarly, the Suez Canal separates Asia and Africa,with the canal being man-made again. These arbitrary boundaries indicate that the continents are not always easy to define with perfection.
Let’s look at the oceans of the world. There are 5 oceans, though many people forget one of them. They are the Southern, Arctic, Indian, Atlantic, and Pacific Oceans. The Arctic and Southern Oceans are often merged in with the first three oceans, and that is why a lot of people don’t remember them, especially the Southern Ocean.
The Southern Ocean is situated in the southern portion of the globe, in the region of Antarctica. It moves around the Antarctic continent and blends into the Indian, Pacific, and Arctic Oceans in its northern extremities.
I hope that was informative for you. Click here to see a great map of seven continents and oceans.