Maps of Continents and their Countries
The following resources will provide maps of each of the seven continents as well as in depth maps of many of the countries, cities and terrain within the continent. There will also be additional resources for databases and other online resources for geography.
Located in the extreme southern hemisphere, Antarctica is a remote and frozen land. However, it is also a large and complex one with many interesting features. There is diverse wildlife as well as research stations where scientists spend long periods of time studying this extreme environment.
- The geology of Antarctica is unique and highly variable depending on the time of year.
- The British Antarctic Survey
- History of the mapping of Antarctica
Many of Africa’s political borders were created under imperial rule forcing very different tribal cultures to live in one country. Africa is also host to some of the most spectacular geography on the planet, from the deserts of the Sahara to jewel of the Nile River.
The largest continent by area, Asia is a host of dozens of countries, hundreds of cultures and a bevvy of geological and geographical highlights.
- The Trans-Siberian railroad cuts across Asia from Pyongyang to Moscow.
- Political map of Southeast Asia
- Map of the Silk Road
In the Southern Hemisphere, Australia and Oceania is a massive and diverse continent and island system. In the north Australia becomes tropical, while there are also huge desserts. New Zealand’s two islands contain some spectacular geography including the Southern Alps.
Tightly packed together, Europe is the second smallest continent by surface area, but is host to dozens of nations, stretching from Iceland to Russia.
North America is comprised of Canada, Mexico, the United States and the ribbon of land referred to as Central America as well as the Caribbean. It is an enormous continent with an almost overwhelming variety of geography.
- Central America and the Caribbean
- Interactive map of Westward Expansion in the United States
- Northern Canada and the Arctic
Extending from Colombia to the southern tip of Argentina and Chile, South America is comprised of twelve countries. Full of mountains, beaches and the longest river in the world, the Amazon, South America’s geography and climate varies almost as much as its cultures.