Q: Is America just ONE continent divided by two subcontinents North & South America?
Is Eurasia just ONE continent?
We had a very interesting discussion with a couple of friends about it. For me it was always clear with continent question. There are 5, which are Eurasia, Africa, America, Australia and Antarctica. For my American friends is America just one huge continent as well, but not for my British ones. They insisted that there is North and South America, both separate continents. But how could that be if those two subcontinents are connected through the Land Bridge of Volcano Stones? So they should build just one continent.
Another question was also about Eurasia, they insisted again that Europe and Asia are two separate continents. Those parts of the world are separated by Ural, but can we speak here about two separate continents. And according to the definition of Continent is large, continuous landmasses usually separated by water. So what is right?
I am quite confused about this. And another issue is that there are thousands of different references in internet. Each of them says something different.
From Natascha K (January 2010)