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One of the most interesting features of Australia is the Great Barrier Reef. It is considered as the world’s largest coral reef system located in Queensland, Australia. It is composed of more than 2,900 individual reefs and 900 different islands which stretch more than 2,300 kilometers – this is almost the same distance if you’re going to Boston from Miami. It covers an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometers and reaches the Torres Strait and Fraser Island.

According to sources, the Great Barrier Reef formed about 26,500 years ago during the Last Glacial Maximum. According to these sources, the land which forms the base of the Great Barrier Reef is the remnants of the sediments of Australia’s largest mountain range or the Great Dividing Range.

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If you would consider geology, it is evident that the island and the continent are two different things. There are individual islands that may be a part of one whole continent. A continent may be made up of several islands. Islands are usually smaller than the area of an entire continent. There isn’t a strict definition of continents that are available right now, but often, people assume that something is an island or a continent based on its size.

Some may argue that Australia should be considered as an island because it is small, but others would say that it has already been declared as a continent and it would remain the same for the years to come.

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Argentina is a vast country, and you will find it to the north of South America. It is an exciting lush place, with many Anglophiles and vast ranches run by educated people with cultural tastes. Argentinian horses are internationally famous.

There was a notorious war between Argentina and the UK over sovereignty of the Falklands and South Georgia. Let's face it, they are miles from the UK, but the citizens there want to remain British. In the UK itself, many recognize the Argentinians geographical rights to it.

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The answer to this question is letter D or North America. Although some people have different opinions about which continent is the most diverse one – some people would claim that Africa is the most diverse continent because it has different culture, tradition and languages – it is worthy to note that North America is the most diverse continent. Why?

It’s because is the third largest continent in the world, it contains 23 different countries such as Canada, USA and Mexico, it has a diverse range of climates from very cold to extremely hot, the 7 countries in Central America use 6 different currencies, there are 100 languages spoken in North America other than English or Spanish and there are approximately 965 species of mammal in the continent.

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The Andes Mountain is found in South America. It is the longest continental mountain range in the whole world which stretches from the northern to southern part of South America – Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Argentina and Chile. It is also considered as parallel mountain ranges which are known as cordilleras. Its name is derived from the Spanish word “cordilla” which means rope or chain.

It has an elevation of 22,838 feet, a total length of 7,000 kilometers and a width of 500 kilometers. The Andes Mountains can be divided into three sections: The Southern Andes which is in Argentina and Chile, the Central Andes which is located in Ecuador, Bolivia and Peru and the Northern Andes which is located in Colombia and Venezuela.

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Out of the four given choices, the correct answer to the question regarding which continent is windiest is letter A or Antarctica. Antarctica is in the southernmost continent of Earth and it contains the South Pole which is in the Antarctic region of the Southern Hemisphere. The continent has an area of 14,000,000 square kilometers, but it has no permanent residents. Why is that so?

It is because Antarctica is the windiest, coldest and driest continent in the world. Did you know that the average wind speeds in other continents is just 12 mph? Well, now, would you believe it if Antarctica has an average speed of 198 mph katabatic (descending) winds? Just look at the difference and you will understand why Antarctica is considered the windiest continent in the world.

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Afghanistan is in South East Asia, so it is in the same massive continent as Russia, Pakistan, and China. The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is land-locked; that is, it has no coastline and is a long way from any sea. It likes between Pakistan and Iran, so is in a troublesome position! Its population is around 36 million, which is low in comparison with the little country of England, for instance.

However, bear in mind the vast expanses of the inhospitable desert as well as the Hindu Kush mountain range, which experiences frigid winters. The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has many beautiful mosques, and its plains are fertile.

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The Russian Federation is one country. Although the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics (USSR) consisted of multiple countries, Russia being the most dominant, this is no longer the case. Russia is in Asia, north of Afghanistan. It borders fourteen different countries. It is the world's largest country and is located partly in eastern Europe and partly in northern Asia.

It has enormous land masses ranging from dull, monotonous stretches of wasteland, through lush, desert and mountainous areas because it is so vast, and it is bordering the Arctic Ocean in the north. Technically you could cross from there to Alaska across ice floes, but I think this has only been achieved once or twice. Most would die in the attempt.

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There are seven (7) continents named: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe and Australia. Although some claims that there is an additional continent called Zealandia, the official number of continents in the world is still 7. Asia is the most populated country with more than 4 billion people and the largest in area which covers 44,391,162 square kilometers. Africa comes 2nd in both population and area with more than 1 billion people and 30,244,049 square kilometers in population and area respectively. Europe has a total population of more than 700 million people and covers an area of 10,354,636 square kilometers.

North America has a population of more than 500 thousand people and covers an area of 24,247,039 square kilometers. South America has a population of more than 400 million people and covers an area of 17,821,029 square kilometers. Australia has a population of more than 23 million and covers an area of 7,686,884 square kilometers. Antarctica doesn’t have any permanent residents and covers an area of 14,245,000 square kilometers.

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The answer to the question about how many continents are there in the world is letter A or number seven (7). However, please note that the answer can also be letter D or number eight (8) if we are going to count Zealandia as a continent. However, for the sake of this question, we are going to stick with letter A. These are the seven continents according to their area size:

Asia which covers 44,391,162 square kilometers, Africa which covers 30,244,049 square kilometers, North America covers an area of 24,247,039 square kilometers, South America covers an area of 17,821,029 square kilometers, Antarctica covers an area of 14,245,000 square kilometers, Europe covers an area of 10,354,636 square kilometers and Australia covers an area of 7,686,884 square kilometers.

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