A five-continent model used in some areas of the world lists the continents as: Eurasia, the Americas, Africa, Australia and Antarctica. This is just one of many models used to delineate the Earth's continents.
Some models used to determine the number and borders of the Earth's landmasses, such as the one most commonly used in the United States, divide the world into seven continents, which splits Europe from Asia and North America from South America. The European model views North and South America as one continent. Due to these difficulties, geographers have, instead, divided the Earth into regions based on geography, culture and other factors to simplify their studies.Learn More
The Isthmus of Panama divides North America and South America. The narrow Isthmus of Panama contains the country of Panama and the Panama Canal. The isthmus separates the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean from the Gulf of Panama and the Pacific Ocean.Full Answer >
As of 2014, there are only 50 states that make up the Union; there is no 51st state. Hawaii became the 50th state in 1959, the same year that Alaska became a state.Full Answer >
The California Trail began along the Missouri River and ended at points in California, the Sierra Nevada and Oregon. It was used during the 1840s and 1850s and more than 250,000 farmers and gold seekers to the West Coast used the route. The trail passes through the states of Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon and California.Full Answer >
There are several places in the world with names that start with the letter X, many of which are cities in China. Among the most prominent is Xi'an, the capitol of Shaanxi province in China. As of 2010, it had a population of 6.5 million.Full Answer >