A country whose lands are on more than one continent

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December 7, 2021

Transcontinental countries: A country or countries whose territory extends over more than one continent. The transcontinental countries are limited, and they are: Egypt, Russia, Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Indonesia may be considered a transcontinental country.

Africa and Asia

Egypt is the only country whose lands are divided between Africa and Asia, the Sinai Peninsula, which constitutes 6% of the area of ​​Egypt, representing the Asian part of Egypt, which most of its lands are in North Africa. Egypt has two governorates located in Asia: North Sinai and South Sinai. Cities such as Suez, Port Said and Ismailia can be considered Transcontinental cities because they contain parts of Asia.

Europe and Asia

There is more than one country dividing its borders between Europe and Asia, such as Russia, Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan.

Turkey

Istanbul is considered the European part of Turkey, which most of its borders are in Asia, in which 88% of the country's population lives.

Russia

Most of Russia's population (75%) lives in the European part of the country. Siberia is considered one of the most famous regions of Russia in Asia.

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