Africa is the second-largest continent both by size and population. It straddles the equator - parts of Africa are in the Northern Hemisphere and parts are in the Southern Hemisphere.
Antarctica is a continent at the very southmost part of the world. No people permanently live there, and it has no government, but various countries have laid claim to parts of Antarctica. Antarctica is almost completely covered with ice.
Asia is the world's largest continent both by area and population. It holds around 60% of the world's population.
Australia is both a continent and a country in the southern hemisphere. The capital of Australia is Canberra. People in Australia speak English.
Europe is the world's second-smallest continent by area. It is the third-largest by population.
North America is a continent in the Northern Hemisphere. It is the third-largest continent by area, and the fourth largest by population.