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Which one of the following continents has the highest number of countries ?
1. Asia
2. Africa
3. Europe
4. North America

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : Africa

The correct answer is Africa.

  • Africa is the world's second-largest continent after Asia.
  • A large part of the African continent lies in the Northern Hemisphere.
  • It is the second-most populous continent in the world.
  • Africa has the highest number of countries among continents.
    • Africa comprises 54 countries.
  • Africa is surrounded by:
    • The Mediterranean Sea in the north.
    • The Atlantic Ocean in the west.
    • The Indian Ocean in the southeast.
    • The Suez Canal, the Red Sea and the Arabian Sea in the northeast.
  • Africa is located between the latitudes 37° North and 35° South and between the longitudes 50° East and 20° West.
  • The Equator runs almost through the middle of the continent.
  • Africa is the only continent through which the Tropic of Cancer, the Equator and the Tropic of Capricorn pass.
  • The world’s largest hot desert Sahara desert is located in Africa.
  • The world’s longest river the Nile flows through Africa.

  • Asia is the world's largest continent.
    • Asia comprises 50 countries. 
  • Europe is the continent that lies to the west of Asia.
    • Europe comprises 51 countries.
  • North America is the third largest continent in the world.
    • North America comprises 23 countries.

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