Earth physical characteristics tables

Last updated on 25 January 2017

These are tables showing the physical characteristics of Earth.

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The World

Earth dimensions

Land surface 149,000,000 km² (57,510,000 Sq. miles) (29.2% of total surface)
Water surface 361,000,000 km² (139,440,000 Sq. miles) (70.8% of total surface)
Equatorial circumferences 40,075 km (24,901 mi)
Meridional circumference 40,009 km (24,860 mi)
Equatorial diameter 12,756.3 km (7,926.4 mi)
Polar diameter 12,714 km (7,900 mi)
Polar radius 6,356.89 km (3,949.99 mi)
Volume of the Earth 1,080,000,000,000 km³ (260,000,000,000 cubic miles)
Mass 5.98x1024 kg (6.592x1021 U.S. tons)

Continents and population

Size
Continents and land masses area (km²) percent
World 149,000,000 100
Afro-Eurasia 84,580,000 57
Eurasia 54,210,000 36
Asia 43,810,000 29
Americas 42,330,000 28
Africa 30,370,000 20
North America 24,494,000 16
South America 17,840,000 12
Antarctica 13,720,000 9.2
Europe 10,400,000 7.0
Oceania 9,142,000 6.0
Australia-New Guinea 8,500,000 5.7
Australia mainland 7,600,000 5.1
Human Population
Continents and land masses approx. population percent density (h/km²)
World 6,641,000,000 100 43.29
Afro-Eurasia 5,400,000,000 84 63.84
Eurasia 4,510,000,000 70 83.19
Asia 3,800,000,000 59 86.74
Africa 990,000,000 14 21.03
Americas 986,000,000 14 29.17
Europe 770,000,000 11 70.15
North America 515,000,000 8.0 28.87
South America 471,000,000 5.8 27.04
Oceania 40,800,000 0.55 3.44
Australia-New Guinea 30,000,000 0.5 3.28
Australia mainland 23,000,786 0.3 2.47
Antarctica 1,000 0.002 ~0.00

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