July 6, 2022

Eurasia is a continent (or part of the Old Continent) surrounded by the Arctic Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. Its area is 54.8 million. km² and is the largest of the Earth's continents. The continent has two continents, after which it is named: Europe and Asia. However, the division into Europe and Asia is historical rather than geographical. The border is usually considered to be the Ural Mountains and the Caucasus, as well as the Black and Caspian Seas. Europe can be considered the Eurasian peninsula. Plate tectonically, most of Eurasia forms the Eurasian plate. However, India and the Middle East form their own continental plates.

Distribution of Eurasian human types

Euripides and Mongoloid types of people occur in Eurasia, but their distribution does not correspond to the geographical division of Europe and Asia, while the majority of the populations of the Middle East and India (as well as North Africa) are Euripides, and the Euripides population has also spread to Siberia in historical times.

Eurasian cultural circles

Several cultural historians, for example Arnold J. Toynbee and later Samuel P. Huntington, divide Eurasia into five or six cultural circles, which are the base of Western culture in Western Europe, Orthodox culture in Eastern Europe, Islamic culture in the Middle East, Indian culture and Eastern Asian culture, of which the latter may be further divided into Chinese and Japanese cultural circles.

See also

Eurasian Union Africa South America Antarctica Oceania North America America Afro-Eurasia


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