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Online Map of the World. Chinese provinces vs countries. USA. Stretching across the continent of North America, the United States goes from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west.

USA

North of Mexico and south of Canada, it has the Gulf of Mexico on its south-eastern border. The US consists in addition of two more states that are not contiguous to (not touching the other parts) the main body of the United States. Hawaii is located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean; Alaska is on the northwest coast of North America, bordering Canada. Going clear across North America, the United States has a great variety of climates and landscapes, from temperate rainforest to desert, fertile plains to icy mountains. Quill's Quiz - 1100 Question US Mega Geography Quiz New United States Map with Major Cities, States and Capitals Smaller Interactive Map of the United States Free Maps, Map Puzzles and Educational Software: Owl and Mouse Educational Software US States and Capitals Map Quiz More maps of the United States E-Mail us at: Owl and Mouse. Africa.

Africa is divided by the Sahara Desert, which stretches west to east just below the top of the continent.

Africa

While some nomadic peoples live in the desert, and others live in the occasional oasis within the Sahara, the desert is mostly a vast barrier of sand, inhospitable and forbidding. Any kind of communication across the Sahara used to be more difficult than communication around the Mediterranean. Europe. Europe is the second smallest of the inhabited continents.

Europe

It is a part of the Eurasian land mass that includes Europe, Asia, Asia Minor and the Arabian Peninsula. As many large islands east and south of Asia are usually included in Asia, the Eurasian land mass extends from Iceland to New Guinea, from the Atlantic to the Pacific and from the Arctic to the Indian Oceans. Just where to divide this mass into continents has long been debated. Traditionally the Ural mountains in Russia have been used as a division. This line then had to curve back through the Caspian and Black Seas to avoid leaving Turkey in Europe. Asia. Both in land area and in population.

Asia

Asia and Europe share the Eurasian land mass; and the exact border between them is in some dispute. The Asian part of the Eurasian land mass stretches from the Ural mountains east to the Pacific ocean, and from far northern Siberia in the Arctic almost to the Equator, and the islands of South East Asia far below it. (The southern-most part of Asia is shown in the South-East Asia map).

In its huge area, Asia contains Mt. Middle East. China Provinces. Canada. Mexico. Southeast Asia & Australia. South America. South America extends from north of the equator almost to Antarctica.

South America

This gives South America a large area in the tropics, through more temperate zones, and way far south to very cold parts of southern Chile and Argentina. South America extends much farther south than any other inhabited continent. South America has the Pacific Ocean on the west, the Atlantic Ocean on the east, and the Caribbean Sea to the north east. The Andes Mountains run along the west coast of the continent, head waters for the Amazon, the largest river (by volume) in the world, which flows to the Atlantic Ocean.

The Atacama Desert, on the west side of the Andes Mountains, is the driest desert on earth. The map of South America shows the countries and their capitals, as well as the bodies of water around them. Information from: The CIA World Fact Book Free Educational Software: Owl and Mouse Educational Software We welcome all comments on your and your children's experience with our maps and software.