The World
The world we live on is called planet Earth.

The World

One of the most basic parts of geography is having a general knowledge of the world. In KS2 children will look at the world and will be expected to familiarise themselves with the oceans and continents as well as the major mountain ranges, rivers, countries and seas.

The world is planet Earth. Earth formed approximately 4.5 billion years ago and life appeared on its surface one billion years later. The world is home to millions of species and of course to every human alive. It has seven continents, five oceans and about 200 countries. It also has many great rivers like the Nile and the Amazon, huge mountain ranges like the Andes and the Himalayas, deserts like the Gobi and the Sahara and seas such as the Caribbean and the Mediterranean.

Play this quiz and test your knowledge of the continents, oceans countries and other features of planet Earth.

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  1. Which is the largest country in the world?
    Russia covers the largest area but China has a larger population
  2. Which is the largest desert in the world?
    The Sahara is in Africa
  3. How many oceans are there in the world?
    They are the Atlantic, the Pacific, the Indian, the Arctic and the Antarctic or Southern Ocean
  4. Which is the largest sea?
    The Mediterranean Sea lies between Europe, Africa and Asia
  5. Which is the smallest continent?
    Europe is the second smallest continent
  6. Which is the smallest ocean?
    The Arctic Ocean is almost completely frozen in winter
  7. Which is the highest mountain in the world?
    Everest is part of the Himalayas mountain range
  8. Which is the largest continent?
    Africa is the second largest continent
  9. Which is the longest river in the world?
    The Nile is in Africa
  10. How many continents are there in the world?
    They are North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and Antarctica

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