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Originally posted by ModernAcademia
as you may know some schools teach that Europe is not a continent but Eurasia since nothing is seperating the two
Bah, isn't that more of a political argument than a geographical one?
A continent is one of several large landmasses on Earth. They are generally identified by convention rather than any strict criteria, with seven regions commonly regarded as continents – they are (from largest in size to smallest): Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia.
The expression "the Continent" may also refer to Continental Europe, that is, the mainland of Europe, excluding the British Isles, Iceland and some other islands.
Originally posted by Yissachar1
England is NOT european but separated by the english channel.
The european monicker is a political fiction.