The geographical continent encompassing Europe and Asia

Eurasia is a combined continental landmass of Europe and Asia. The term is a portmanteau of its constituent continents. Located primarily in the Northern and Eastern Hemispheres, it is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the Pacific Ocean to the east, the Arctic Ocean to the north and by Africa, the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian Ocean to the south. The division between Europe and Asia as two different continents is a historical social construct, with no clear physical separation between them; thus, in some parts of the world, Eurasia is recognized as the largest of the six, five or even four continents on Earth. In geology, Eurasia is often considered as a single rigid megablock. However, the rigidity of Eurasia is debated based on paleomagnetic data.

  • Asia - By convention, the largest and most populous continent
  • Europe - By convention, a continent comprising the westernmost area of Eurasia
  • Russia - Territory in eastern Europe and northern Asia, ruled since 1991 by the Rossiyskaya Federatsiya

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Eurasia" as of 08 Nov 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.