Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsGeography · 1 month ago

whats the difference between a continent and a country?

7 Answers

  • 3 weeks ago

    A continent is a land mass. A country is a designated area for ownership within a continent.

  • kswck2
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Better question: Is there a difference between a continent and an Island? Australia is an Island. 

  • Rain
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    A continent is  landmass that is usually bordered by oceans. A country, is boarded by different geo-political borders. A continent is always larger than a country.

  • 1 month ago

    Are you homeschooled or just retarded?

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  • 1 month ago

    There are five populated land masses that make up our planet.

  • Bill-M
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    A Continent is a large land mass that contains many countries.  EXCEPTION - Australia and Antarctica.

  • 1 month ago

    a continent is bounded by physical boundaries, usually oceans. 

    A country is bounded by political boundaries which can be straight lines, rivers, mountain chains, oceans, or arbitrary lines.

    a continent usually has many counties within it. That is, countries are smaller than continents. 

    North America has 23 countries, Canada, U.S., Mexico being the largest

    South America has has 12 countries

    Australia has 1 country, Australia


    a few countries are in several continents, most notable being Russia.

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