Afro-Eurasia

Landmass consisting of Africa, Asia, and Europe "World Island" redirects here. For the artificial archipelago, see The World (archipelago).

Coordinates: 21°30′00″N 86°30′00″E / 21.5000°N 86.5000°E / 21.5000; 86.5000

Afro-Eurasia (or Afroeurasia, or Eurafrasia) is a landmass comprising the continents of Africa, Asia, and Europe. The terms are compound words of the names of its constituent parts. Its mainland is the largest and most populous contiguous landmass on Earth.

Afro-Eurasia encompasses 84,980,532 square kilometres (32,811,167:sq:mi), 57% of the world's land area, and has a population of approximately 6 billion people, roughly 86% of the world population.

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Afro-Eurasia on a cylindrical projection, with the contiguous "World Island" landmass in dark green and islands in light green

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New World ... Europe, and Asia, collectively now referred to as the Old World, or Afro-Eurasia. The Americas were also referred to as the fourth part of the world....

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Old World ... to Europeans before encountering the Americas, and may also be called Afro-Eurasia or the World Island. In the context of archaeology and world history...

Asia
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Asia ... shares the continental landmass of Eurasia with the continent of Europe and the continental landmass of Afro-Eurasia with both Europe and Africa. Asia...

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