Top 10 Greatest Continents on Earth (Past and Present)

The Top Ten
1 Europe

Note: This is just my opinion. Opinions on this topic will definitely differ.
I'm from Singapore (southeast Asia) and I think that Europe is the best continent in the world!
Two of my favorite countries, France and the UK, are in Europe, so yeah. Western Europe has the best cultures, cuisine, histories and landscapes, that's why many Western European countries are some of the most visited countries in the world.
Also, I don't think any country can match with Italy and France when it comes to having the best cuisine in the world.
French and Italian are also some of the world's most beautiful languages.
Unlike tropical Singapore, Western Europe has four seasons, which I love and envy since I can't stand tropical weather. There's also a variety of landscapes as well, from beautiful old cities and towns to villages in the countryside, unlike Singapore, where more than 90% of the country is urbanized and nearly all buildings look the same.
Here in Singapore, life for both ...more

Obviously I was gonna vote for Europe, being from here myself.
But seriously, all (sorry, MOST) of culture we have nowadays, the majority of the most important historical events, etc., is from Europe.

Definitely the best continent, Spain alone makes it the best lol, but seriously Europe is the most diverse in everything from landscapes to culture to people, on what other continent can you find one of the most beautiful mountain ranges (the Alps) within 3 hours driving distance from sub-tropical beach area? Where in North America can you find any city with massive 6-1000 year old cathedrals and other historical places like the Alhambra and the coliseum? Every European country has its own unique culture unlike in North America where we just steal cultures from around the World and try to claim it as our own, European countries also have the best food by far, especially in Spain, Italy, France, Portugal, Greece etc. Europe (the EU) also has by far the biggest and most important economy in the World with a GDP bigger than both the US and Canada combined, I'm North American and Europe gets my vote without a doubt

I don't regret to vote for Europe, even if my country isn't there. I have to say that Europe it's just a genuine continent with Super Awesome countries and nice people there...

2 North America

Very, very diverse, I live here, and in the US alone each state is like travelling to another countries. Also, a response to an ignorant comment ahead,
1. Yes, you can own guns... in the U.S.! And I am glad for it! Much more secure with guns than without.
2. Hmm... let's see where all of those foods came from... oh right! Settlers coming down here FROM THOSE COUNTRIES!
3. We know we didn't create English, but we have our own dialects of English, American English, you use your head.
4. You are speaking of only one country in North America, ever heard of Canada? Or Mexico? The Bahamas? Yeah, they exist too.

Geographically speaking, North America has the most beautiful and diverse landscape on Earth. The Rocky Mountains, the great plains, the southwestern deserts, the beautiful rolling Appalachian mountains, Untouched wilderness of Northern Canada and Alaska. Not to mention the Caribbean and the gorgeous farmlands and beaches of Mexico and central america. North America is also home to the greatest country on Earth, the United States. New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Houston, Washington DC--All unique and diverse in their own ways, and extremely powerful both economically and historically. Canada has a rich and plentiful history, and also feature some of the greatest cities on Earth (Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver).

A disgraceful continent with the worst countries. Mexico has stupid illegal immigrant who want to come into the United States, while Mexico doesn't allow Guatemalans into their country. Mexico is hypocritical, and throws a tantrum when they have to let in Guatemalan immigrants. Very dangerous countries such as Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago. Poor countries like Haiti. United States is a wasteland too. In the USA electing presidents is flawed. Democrats are stupid. Democrats may take over America one day. Democrats say that illegals should come in and have free healthcare. America doesn't have secure borders so it's easy for illegals to come in. In the constitution it says our nation will provide for the common defense. We are not doing that because stupid illegal immigrants bring in drugs and dangerous people. School system is also flawed. America and canadians focus on math and English. They don't bother to learn about different cultures and religions until later on, which is ...more

North America is so far ahead of other continents in every way it isn't even a contest. Europe is old and cramped and hasn't done anything new in over 2 centuries and is quite old news. They don't even have any substantial forests because of deforestation over hundreds of years. Try buying a large piece of land in Europe. Even people from Europe are banging down our doors to get in to North America now. Asia is second as it is an emerging and modern market with much more diverse landscape than Europe, Australia and New Zealand Id live in before anywhere in Europe or Asia. I like visiting Europe, but living there would be boring as hell after a while and I have grown accustomed to my 3500 sq foot home with 25 acres of land with a boat, 2 sea doos, ski doo, quad bike living on a lake overlooking the rockie mountains with wildlife all around me and new and exciting forests and lakes and river to explore for a lifetime. I'm fine thanks

3 Asia

Asia has the longest (SUMERIANS) and most extensive history, is by far the largest (population and geographical size), is the most diverse, is the birthplace of all of the worlds major religions, home to cultures that impact us westerners more than we realize (as someone recently out of high school in the US I can say japanese, korean, and chinese pop culture are all very popular among younger people), in my opinion the best food, both ancient traditions and many modern conveniences, and it is overall just an exciting contenint as it seems so exotic. Asias most important factor is its diversity though. To me europe could never be as interesting because it is a single cultural zone (I know there are differences in east, north, etc, they are just not as varied as those in asia) asia is really like 6 completely different zones, north, east, southeast, south, central, and west. These regions of asia are as diverse in themselves as the entire continent of Europe is.

Unlike other continent, every country in Asia is different from each other. Asia have almost almost everything in the world, just say it.

Asia. I understand that Europe could be in competition for first place, but to put North America in front of Asia, you must have not been taught much of Asian history. Really Africa should come in close to top, but that's not the point right now. Now obviously there are much more diverse and beautiful things about my dear Asia, India, it's overflowing tradition, Korea and Japan, with their own unique style yet so similar, Mongolia, the land of the horses, wild and free, strong and proud. But allow me to talk about China. China is one of the oldest civilizations on Earth, and its traditions and cultures are beautiful, and missed. East Asia borrowed their traditions of this Ancient country, and I believe I am not wrong in saying that you would not find more extravagant clothing anywhere else. Traditionally they have always been respectful, proud and honourable, and they even try to kill the enemy as respectful as possible, to keep the body intact. Aside from that, they have always been ...more

From Third World to Newly Industrialized Economy to First world. Sweet, savoury and sour. Ancient, classical and new. Asia should be number one because we have it all.

From Angkor what to Singapore, Bali to Kuala Lumpur. Asia is a continent of contrast and true diversity no other continent has.

No European food can match Asian cuisine, no European city can be as clean as Singapore or Tokyo, no European mountain are as tall as Everest or Fuji, no European trees are beautiful as Sakura or Rafflesia. No European spices are as variety as Asian spices.

Asia is the best in the world. Still not convinced? We don't have tipping system.

4 Africa

The fact that the modern continent of Africa seems astriad compared to other continents does not mean it has always been so. In the ancient times, civilization did emerge there as the oldest evidence of mathematics, farming, law, fishing, architecture, chariots (oldest wheeled transport device not the wheel itself), medicine, and many more come from Africa. I know what you are thinking, that these achievements were of North African Arab origin but no they belong to the black "dark skinned" Africans.

Historically, African civilizations were brilliant inventing steel, light bulbs, , science, mathematics and complex medicine which we use today. In our modern time, Africa outpaces the world in Economic growth. Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, Rwanda, Nigeria, Angola are all countries that could very much turn the world around in a not so distant future. Obviously, if you ask me Africa should be at least 1-2 as it is the founder of civilization itself.

1. Civilization started in Africa - Egypt and others as is referenced in many historical records

2. Which country on earth exist without taping or is still trying hard to get something worthwhile from Africa?

3. If any country or continent is claiming to be the best because it has colonized any country or continent, what is the purpose of colonization? To gain the good things of that land which the colonial master does not have or have but not enough to help it survival. So it have to wonder to other places to use force or whatever means available to gain from that land. Is that what make the colonial masters the best the best? Capital "NO". The person or persons I know starts things from what he or she has and help others through it. That is the best person. like Africans Who never wonder about in the name of colonizing or using force, destroyed humans and take away what they have to enrich themselves; "living life at the expense of another man's life or other peoples ...more

Ok... just going to get something clear with y'all, CIVILIZATION DID NOT START IN AFRICA! The first humans were from Africa, but Civilization started in the Middle East, so no, civilization DIDN'T start in Africa. Still a mediocre continent though, not a big fan of the climate, but love the wildlife.

5 South America

South America has every landscape imaginable, from deserts, to glaciers, to forests, to jungles, to ancient ruins, prairies, mountains, beaches, access to Antarctica,etc. The people are among the friendliest you can find, very welcoming. Most of the happiest countries on Earth are in South and lower Central America. The standard of living varies from completely rural to as cosmopolitan as any major global metropolis. Furthermore, it's not as expensive as most other continents so you can travel much more with your money.

Guatemala is also a beautiful place and when you go there you would see how poor they live but being poor doesn't matter to them all they care about is family. When they are with family they smile so big because happiness is all that matters to them. They might be poor but they have really good hearts and they know how to have fun without having as much money. They know how to stay happy and how to celebrate with not just family but basically with all the neigh and people around.

South America is for far the most diverse continent, from cold mountains, to swampy rainforests to the snowy freezing Patagonia, the people are amazing as well as the biodiversity. in my opinion South America should be in first place.

Who ever said South America is better than North America better stfu. South America has a terrible standard of living and government, and all you kids worry about is the beaches and food

6 Australia

I love this place from everycorner of the room from the animals the temperature the food the accents and they're natural wonders I mean like its austrailia.so whats not to like about it?

It is said that Australia is the most deadlist place on Earth, because of there animals. And back on the older days it was used for people who disobeyed rules. I vote, South America for sure!

The most beautiful, the most liveable, the most peaceful, fantastic cities and towns, fantastic wild country areas! What do you need more?

Australia have some of the world most unique animals, cultural and environmental landmarks.

7 Antarctica

Well, it has the lowest population, coldest temperatures, highest penguin population, lowest crime rate, no education, no money (which is amazing!) highest unemployment rate, beautiful sights, and very long and very short days, depending on the time of year.
Is this a place you want to live?
Well if you like to be alone, don’t mind the cold, love penguins, hate crime (I do), hate school, hate money, hate jobs, love beautiful sights, and love long and short days, this place is for you!

Should be #1 as it is the last remaining continent not inhabited by us nasty humans, does not have any man made objects or buildings, not polluted by our garbage, and ruled by animals, not humans.

It's the cleanest, calmest continent there is. Also the coldest, but who cares? Still a cool place.

This is the greatest continent. It's a natural wonder, full of snow and fantastic creatures.

8 Oceania

To all you ignorant losers who think Oceania is a country or think Australia is a continent, crack a book or go back to primary school. Oceania (Australasia) includes Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands. Australia isn't a continent because it doesn't have separate countries inside it.

This is an amazing continent. Australia and New Zealand are some of the safest, happiest and most beautiful countries in the world. Also the surrounding islands such as Papua New Guinea are culturaly and naturally beautiful. This continent has everything.

Oceania is low in development. The islands are covered in lush green forests and surrounded by crystal clear seas and beautiful coral reefs. It doesn't get hot or cold. Almost always 70's and 80's. What's not to love?

Oceania is a region and Australia is an island continent within that region. I should know - I live there! I suggest a number of people here go back to school.

9 Pangaea

It's not the first continent but one of the older ones. Unless you are a YEC/maybe old earth creationist then there were no humans on Pangaea but animals like dinosaurs instead. All 7 continents plus India which was a continent at one time.

The first continent. When the world had peace. No continents, no countries just happiness, well, at least before the plate movement.

Basically all continents combined. So it has the largest GDP, population, army, and power compared to any other continent.

Pangaea is a theory that is said to be separated over hundreds of millions of years.

10 Afro-Eurasia

Best continent. So big. Everyone in the world lives there. Where humans are from.

This is super continent, not continent.

The Contenders
11 Americas
12 Eurasia

It will use Euro single currency.

13 Euramerica

The Old Red Sandstone Continent! I wish this thing still existed. It's a real treat for me, liking my plate tectonics. If it still existed we could see America bordering Britain

14 Gondwana

Because Pangaea was just too big.

15 Laurasia

Laurasia is far superior to Maryasia but not quite as pleasant as Annasia.

16 Pangaea Ultima

Another word for the Mediterranean region and the countries that exits within it. It was also what remains of the old Roman Empire as Pangaea means "far-stretched" land in Latin and Ultima means "final". Pangaea Ultima includes countries like Italy, Algeria, Egypt and Greece...

If so then this is the best. Tunisia, Italy, Spain..

17 Zealandia

This is a continent that is now mostly underwater. The only parts left is the land the land that makes up New Zealand.

What this, is this suppose to be a thing with New Zealand or Denmark or something?

My my my my Continent!

18 Vaalbara

First Supercontinent ever.

19 Rodinia
20 Ylisse
21 Columbia
22 Siberia
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