Continents

A Journey around the World



Continents are continuous expanses of land that are clearly separated from each other by oceans.

The land masses are divided into seven continents:

North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and Antarctica.

These continents are constantly moving.

About 260 million years ago, there was a huge continent which united all large plates of the Earth’s crust.

On this enormous continent called Pangaea, the time of the dinosaurs started about 230 million years ago.

Pangaea began to break up. Two land masses formed called Laurasia in the north and Gondwana in the south.

150 to 70 million years ago, Laurasia and Gondwana broke up further into individual land areas in which today’s continents can already be recognised.

Back then, these continents were much closer together.

So new oceans formed in the spaces in between them,

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