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  1. continents

    A continent is any of several large geographical regions. Continents are generally identified by convention rather than any strict criteria, it could be a single landmass or a part of a very large landmass, as in the case of Asia or Europe. Due to this, the number of continents varies; up to seven or as few as four geographical regions are commonly regarded as continents. Most English-speaking countries recognize seven regions as continents. In order from largest to smallest in area, these seven regions are Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia. Different variations with fewer continents merge some of these regions, examples of this are merging North America and South America into America, Asia and Europe into Eurasia, and Africa, Asia, and Europe into Afro-Eurasia. Oceanic islands are frequently grouped with a nearby continent to divide all the world's land into geographical regions. Under this scheme, most of the island countries and territories in the Pacific Ocean are grouped together with the continent of Australia to form the geographical region Oceania.In geology, a continent is defined as "one of Earth's major landmasses, including both dry land and continental shelves". The geological continents correspond to seven large areas of continental crust that are found on the tectonic plates, but exclude small continental fragments such as Madagascar that are generally referred to as microcontinents. Continental crust is only known to exist on Earth.The idea of continental drift gained recognition in the 20th century. It postulates that the current continents formed from the breaking up of a supercontinent (Pangaea) that formed hundreds of millions of years ago.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of continents in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of continents in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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  1. Bjorn Lomborg:

    The IPCC is The IPCC report for climate science, but we tend tofocus very selectively on the worst news, often overstating the effects of Climate Change on extreme weather events. Oftenadaptation is ignored, although it can alleviate much or sometimes almost all of climate damages, although climate change in total has negative impacts, we rarely hear about thepositive impacts, such as aprofound global greeningof the planet, equivalent to two more continents of green, each the size of Australia.

  2. Yegor Sobolev:

    I don't think this is a risky idea. This is a pleasant and powerful way to connect people from different countries and continents, that is what football means.

  3. Sara Seager:

    When we find a Planet B, I want it to be a true Earth twin, a planet orbiting a sun-like star and the Earth-like orbit that has a thin atmosphere and oceans and continents.

  4. Salima Ikram:

    Middle Egypt, from quite early on, was Middle Egypt because Middle Egypt is at the crossroads of two continents.

  5. Denis Mukwege:

    The Nobel Peace Prize reflects this recognition of suffering and the need for just reparations for female victims of rape and sexual violence in countries across the world and on all continents, i dedicate The Nobel Peace Prize to women of all countries in the world, harmed by conflict and facing violence every day. ... To the survivors from all over the world, I would like to tell you that through The Nobel Peace Prize, the world is listening to you and refuses to remain indifferent. The world refuses to stand idly in the face of your suffering.

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