World Land Areas and Elevations

The following table lists the approximate land area, highest elevation, and lowest elevation of the world's continents, according to the World Atlas.
Grades:
6 |
7 |
8 |
9
Subjects:

The following table lists the approximate land area, highest elevation, and lowest elevation of the world's continents, including Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America, according to the World Atlas.

Area Approximate
land area
sq. km
Approximate
land area
sq. mi.
Percentage
of total
land area
Elevation, feet and meters
Highest Lowest
WORLD148,647,00057,393,000100.0%Mt. Everest, Tibet-Nepal, 29,035 ft.
(8,850 m)1
Dead Sea, Israel-Jordan, 1,349 ft. below sea level (-411 m)
AFRICA30,065,00011,608,00020.2Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, 19,340 ft. (5,895 m)Lake Assal, Djibouti, 512 ft. below sea level (-156 m)
ANTARCTICA 13,209,0005,100,0008.9Vinson Massif, Ellsworth Mts., 16,066 ft.
(4,897 m)
Lowest land point hidden within Bentley Subglacial Trench2
ASIA (includes the
Middle East)
44,579,00017,212,00030.0 Mt. Everest, Tibet-Nepal, 29,035 ft. (8,850 m)Dead Sea, Israel-Jordan, 1,349 ft. below sea level (-411 m)
AUSTRALIA
(includes Oceania)
8,112,000 3,132,0005.3Mt. Kosciusko, Australia, 7,310 ft. (2,228 m)Lake Eyre, Australia, 52 ft. below sea level (-12 m)
EUROPE (the Ural Mountains in Russia form the boundary between Europe and Asia)9,938,0003,837,0006.7 Mt. Elbrus, Russia/Georgia, 18,510 ft. (5,642 m)Caspian Sea, Russia/Kazakhstan 92 ft. below sea level (-28 m)
NORTH AMERICA (includes Central America and the
Caribbean)
24,474,0009,449,00016.5Mt. McKinley, Alaska, 20,320 ft.
(6,194 m)
Death Valley, Calif., 282 ft. below sea level (-86 m)
SOUTH AMERICA17,819,0006,879,00012.0Mt. Aconcagua, Argentina,
22,834 ft.
(6,960 m)
Valdes Peninsula, Argentina 131 ft. below sea level (-40 m)
1. The 1954 elevation of Everest, 29,028 ft. (8,848 m) was revised on Nov. 11, 1999, and now stands at 29,035 ft. (8,850 m).
2. Bentley Subglacial Trench itself (ice, not land) is -8,327 ft. below sea level (-2,538 m).
Source: WorldAtlas.com.
Join TeacherVision today

Spend more time teaching and less time searching.
Get full, ad-free access to all our learning resources—curated and vetted by teachers
and curriculum specialists—for one-low price.

Sign Up Sign Up

Go Premium

Get unlimited, ad-free access to all of TeacherVision's printables and resources for as low as $2.49 per month. We have a plan for every budget. 

Select a plan

All plans include a free trial and enjoy the same features. Cancel anytime.
Learn more about Premium