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This page highlights regional travel and tourism resources that describe and illustrate selected tourist attractions in selected nations around the world.

World Travel Conceptualization

The Earth's Continents

The word continent is derived from the Latin phrase terra continens, which literally means "connected land".  The term generally applies to a large, contiguous landmass that is mostly, or entirely, surrounded by water.  However, the geological structure of planet Earth does not enable this definition to be uniformly applied.  Geologically, Europe and Asia form the single continent of Eurasia, but from a travel perspective, Europe and Asia are usually considered separate continents.

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Continental Travel & Tourism Pages

  • Africa Travel Guide
    Africa, the second-largest continent, occupies about 20.3 percent of the world's land area.  In 2008, Africa's population was estimated at 1.033 billion persons, and Africa's busiest airport is OR Tambo International Airport.
  • Antarctica Travel Guide
    Antarctica, the southernmost continent, surrounds the South Pole.  Unlike the other continents, Antarctica has no indigenous population.
  • Asia Travel Guide
    Geographically, Asia forms the larger, eastern part of the Eurasian continent, but for cultural and historical reasons, Asia is considered a distinct continent.  In 2008, Asia's population was estimated at 4.167 billion persons, and Asia's busiest airport is Beijing Capital International Airport.
  • Australia Travel Guide
    Australia, the smallest continent, occupies about 5.2 percent of the world's land area.  In 2008, Australia's population was estimated at 36 million persons, and Australia's busiest airport is Sydney Airport.
  • Europe Travel Guide
    Geographically, Europe forms the smaller, western part of the Eurasian continent, but for cultural and historical reasons, Europe is considered a distinct continent.  In 2008, Europe's population was estimated at 733 million persons, and Europe's busiest airport is London Heathrow Airport.
  • North America Travel Guide
    North America is the larger, northern component in the double continent of America.  In 2008, North America's population was estimated at 352 million persons, and North America's busiest airport is Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
  • South America Travel Guide
    South America is the smaller, southern component in the double continent of America.  In 2008, South America's population was estimated at 393 million persons, and South America's busiest airport is Sao Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport.

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Colorful world map, with color-themed continents.
Colorful World Map, With Color-themed Continents
Category: Places to Visit
Keywords: country, maps, parachute
Reno: the Biggest Little City in the World.
Reno: The Biggest Little City In The World
Category: Nevada
Keywords: arches, reno
The Columbia gazetteer of the world (1998 edition)
The Columbia Gazetteer Of The World (1998 Edition)
Category: Words
Keywords: columbia, the, world
One World Trade Center.
One World Trade Center
Category: New York City
Keywords: trade, centre, one, world

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