Afro-Eurasia

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Afro-Eurasia [1] is a term used to describe Eurasia (Europe and Asia) and Africa as one continent. The landmass contains around 85% of the world population (around 5.7 billion people).[2]

Division

Normally, it is divided at the Suez Canal into Eurasia and Africa, the former of which can be subdivided into Europe and Asia. It can be divided alternatively into Eurasia-North Africa and Subsahara for cultural and historical reasons.[3]

References

  1. Andre G. Frank, ReORIENT: Global Economy in the Asian Age, University of California Press, [[{{{date}}}]].
  2. Based upon population estimates for 2007 cited in a UN report, World Population Prospects: The 2006 Revision (Highlights).
  3. Jared Diamond, Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, Norton & Company, [[{{{date}}}]].
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