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By this Author: Zheimann

Asia

Asia, the worlds largest continent, is located East of Europe and west of the united states. Asia contains nearly 4 billion of 7 billion people in the world at 3,879,000,000 people. Asia has an area of 17,212,000 sp mi, Containing 48 countries. They have 21 official languages. Asia has a GDP of 24,077,000 as of 2010.

Singapore is a great stop for a night on the town. You could walk across the entire capital in 20 minutes. Add time in to stop and have a look around it would be a good few hours to kill. Singapore is an island that has been made a country. Singapore has the third highest per capita income. With very highly diverse cultures. Mostly Chinese, Malays, and Indians. There are four languages in singapore, English, Chinese, Tamil, and Malay. Singapore has a GDP of $59,711 per capita as of 2011. Singapore is home to 5,183,700 people as of 2011. Their land area is only 274 sq mi. What better way to spend a day in singapore than going to Universal studios. That's right, Singapore has recently added a Universal Studios them park to their collection of attractions. A great place to enjoy some movie themed rides, shows, and dining.

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South Korea is south of North Korea, and the reason it is split seems to be because of the political differences since South Korea is referred to as the democratic half of Korea. It borders the Yellow Sea to the west and the east sea to the east. They have a population of 50,004,441 people as of 2012. South Korea takes up 38,691, sq mi of land. They have a GDP of $31,753.00 per capita as of 2012. The main language here is Korean. Be sure to check out Jeju Island. This is the perfect pkace to check out some volcanic geography and amazing beaches, especially during the summer. You can find Jeju Island in the Korea Strait in the southern part, west of Japan.

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Oceania

Oceania is the newest name for what used to be Australia but now contains New Zealand as well as the Pacific Islands. Oceania has an area of 3,296,044 sq mi and a population of 35,670,000 people. It is located in between asia and the americas. They have 28 official languages and no recorded GDP.

Australia is a hot spot for travelers. A great stop for backpacking. However, i would like to focus more on the Great Barrier Reef. The Reef is the largest reef system in the entire world. In fact it's Australia's most popular natural attraction. You can find the reef on the coast of Queensland in the northeastern part of Australia. So bring your scuba gear and head down to Queensland Australia. Australia is the biggest country in Oceania so its hard to miss it's right below Asia's chain of islands to the South. They have a population of 22,713,192 people as of 2011. It has an area of 2,941,299 sq mi. Their GDP is $65,477 Per capita. The national language is English.

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Another great place to visit is Fiji. Fiji is known for it's blissful environment. The greatest place to visit would probably be Mamanucas and Yasawas. These are two adjacent chains of islands just off the coast of Viti Levu. The Yasawas Islands are great for Backpacking and travelers on a budget, and the Mamanucas, being less popular, are good for sandy beach visits and snorkeling. Either Island is a great destination for a good time.

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Africa

Africa is a huge continent full of diversity and large landscapes. It's the second largest in population and area, leaving Asia in first. It contains around %14 of the world's population. It is full of deserts, savannah plains, and rainforests. Africa is found south of Europe in between the Pacific and Atlantic seas. Africa has a population of 1,032,532,976 people as of 2011. The area of Africa is 11,668,599 sq mi. They have a GDP of $1,880 per capita as of 2011. The main languages are Afro-Asiatic, Nilo-Saharan, Niger-Congo A, Niger-Cong o B, Khoi-San, and Austonesian.

In Africa there is much to do, but I'm pretty sure the best thing to do is check out the Safari. Found in Tanzania, The Serengeti National Park is the best place to visit for a safari experience. The Serengeti has much wildlife. With more than 200,000 zebra's and even more Thomson's gazelle the Serengeti has become quite popular. You can also find elephants, giraffes, topi, kongoni, Grant's gezelle, lions, and leopards. This is defiantly a place you want to visit. Tanzania is located in southern eastern africa. The population of Tanzania is 43,188,000 people as of 2010. The area is 364,898 sq mi. They have a GDP of $1,515 per capita, and the main language is Swahili.

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In Antananarivo Madagascar, you could visit an amazing rainforest in Andasibe-Mantadia National Park. The park is a few hours east of Antananarivo. In the park you can find many different lemur species, frogs, reptiles, birds, and other exotic animals. The trails are practically flat and in reasonable condition. For a more challenging course I would recommend Mantadia. Madagascar is home to 21,926,221 people as of 2011. Madagascar can be found east of the coast of Africa in the Indian ocean. It has an area of 226,221 sq mi. The GDP is $933 per capita. They mostly speak Malagasy and French.

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South America

South America is certainly somewhere you would want to visit. The geography includes many mountains, beaches, rain forests, and amazing ancient ruins. African and Latin cultures combined together. There is a lot of Modern art throughout the cities. It takes your entire life to take this entire continent in. South America is South of North America. South America has a population of 387,489,196 people as of 2011. The area of the continent is 6,890,000 sq mi. US$8,929 as of 2010. The majority of languages spoken is Spanish, and Portuguese.

If you visit Brazil, you should go to the Amazon Rainforest. The Amazon makes up more than half of the worlds rainforest. The Amazon is part of French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, and Bolivia as well, Brazil has the Largest amount of the forest. The Forest contains 1100 of other rivers going through it but the most popular is the Amazon River, which is where the forest got its name.

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If you love biology, and find yourself in Ecuador, you'll be interested in stopping by the Galapagos Islands. It's a chain of volcanic islands around the equator. It's west of Ecuador in the Pacific Ocean. It's really pricey to go but its worth. Made Famous by Charles Darwin, this is a place to find some of the most unusual animals known. There is a maximum amount of people allowed on the island at one time, because everything is so fragile. If you can come up with enough money this is a great place to visit.

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North America

North America touches the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. The climate and people are very diverse. It's the melting pot of the world, where all cultures, languages, and religions come together. You can find any climate you're looking for, from sea to shining sea. From north Canada, to south Mexico, there is a population of 528,720,588 people as of 2008. North America has an area of 528,720,588 sq mi. North America has a GDP of $16,981,834 as of 2007. Major rivers consist of the Mississippi River, The Rio Grande, and the Missouri River. Many languages are spoken throughout North America, but the most commonly spoken are English, Spanish, and in the North, French.

If you find yourself in Canada, you should visit Niagara Falls. Niagara Falls is a world famous waterfall that can be seen in either the United States or Canada; however, the Canadian side is a bigger attraction. The one in Canada is called the Horseshoe Falls. It's 800 meters wide and has a 50 meter drop. I think the best place to visit the falls is at the base. it looks like it would be the best view. Canada is Found North of the United States. Canada has a population of 34,900,000 as of 2012. The land area is 3,854,085 sq mi. Canada has a GDP of $40,541 per capita. The language is mostly English and French.
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Making a stop in Mexico? I sure hope so because you have to see Calakmul, aka Kalakmul. Calakmul is one of the biggest mayan cities ever discovered.
It was found in 1931 deep within the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve in the state of Campeche. Campeche is an ancient city as well and is preserved. Mexico is south of the United states and north of South America. The population is 113,910,608 people as of 2011. The area of the Mexico is 761,606 sq mi. Mexico has a GDP of $14,606 per capita. The main Language is Spanish.
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