The purpose of www.landenweb.com is to provide high quality information about countries, regions, islands and cities. There are chapters on geography, climate, plants and animals, history, economy, population, language, religion, society, holidays and places of interest. In addition to a link page, there are separate links to maps for each destination. Our visitors can add articles and travel stories themselves. Landenweb is for anyone who is looking for information about travel and travel destinations.
Landenweb.com is the English language version of Landenweb.nl and will be completed by the end of 2021. Currently there is detailed information about destinations in:
Africa, the second largest continent after Asia, covers about a fifth of the earth's total land surface. The continent is bordered to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, to the north by the Mediterranean, to the east by the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean and to the south by the mixed waters of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
Asia, the largest and most diverse continent on Earth. It occupies the eastern four-fifths area of the gigantic Eurasian landmass. Asia is more of a geographical term than a homogeneous continent, and this term does not do justice to the vast area with its enormous diversity of regions, countries and landscapes. Asia has both the highest and lowest points on the Earth's surface, has the longest coastline on any continent, has the most climatic extremes, and therefore has the most varied forms of vegetation and animal life on Earth.
Europe, the second smallest of the continents, is made up of the west-extending peninsulas of Eurasia (the vast landmass it shares with Asia) and covers nearly one-fifteenth of the Earth's total land area. It is bordered to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the west by the Atlantic Ocean and to the south (west to east) by the Mediterranean Sea, the Black Sea, the Kuma–Manych depression and the Caspian Sea. The eastern boundary of the continent (from north to south) runs along the Ural Mountains and then approximately to the southwest along the Emba River, ending at the northern Caspian coast.
North America, for Landenweb consisting of Canada, the United States and Mexico, is the third largest of all continents, and lies for the most part between the Arctic Circle and the Tropic of Cancer. It stretches over more than 8,000 km to less than 800 km from both the North Pole and the equator, and measures from east to west 8,000 km. The continent, including Greenland, has an area of 23,958,000 km².
Central America, the southernmost region of North America, lies between Mexico and South America and makes up most of the sloping isthmus separating the Pacific Ocean, to the west, from the Caribbean Sea. It extends in an arc about 1,840 km long from the northwest to the southeast. At its narrowest point, the isthmus is about 50 km wide and there is no location in Central America further than 200 km from the sea.
The Caribbean consists of the Caribbean Sea, the ocean around the Bahamas and the many islands that lie in these waters. Most of the islands in the Caribbean belong to the Antilles. Only the Bahamas (including the Turks and Caicos Islands) are not part of the Antilles. The area is located southeast of the Gulf of Mexico and north of South America.
South America is the fourth largest continent. It is the southern portion of the landmass commonly referred to as the New World, the Western Hemisphere, or simply America. The continent is compact and roughly triangular in shape, it is wide in the north and tapers towards a point - Cape Horn, Chile - in the south. South America is bordered by the Caribbean Sea to the northwest and north, the Atlantic Ocean to the northeast, east and southeast, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. In the northwest, it is connected to North America by the Isthmus of Panama, a land bridge that narrows to about 80 kilometers at some point. Drake Passage, south of Cape Horn, separates South America from Antarctica.
Oceania is the collective name for the islands spread over most of the Pacific. The term, in the broadest sense of the word, encompasses the entire island region between Asia and America. Indonesia, Taiwan and the Philippines are not included in Oceania because the peoples and cultures of those islands are historically closely linked to the Asian mainland. Oceania comprises more than 10,000 islands, with a total land area (excluding Australia, but including Papua New Guinea and New Zealand) of approximately 822,800 km².
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