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Penthara IV map

A map showing the continents of Penthara IV

A continent is a large planetary landmass usually separated from other continents by geographical features, like oceans or mountains.

The planet Earth has seven continents, namely Antarctica, South America, North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia.

By the late 24th century, efforts were under way to create the eighth continent, Atlantis in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. (TNG: "Family")

While on Earth, each continent had its own unique name, it was also common on other planets to name a continent by means of its location on the planet, e.g. Northern Continent, Western Continent.

Northern Continent

Archer IV surface

On the northern continent of Archer IV

Bersallis III

A firestorm rages on the northern continent of Bersallis III

Hospital ship 42

A hospital ship hovering over the northern continent of Dinaal

  • An impact crater was created by the destruction of several intelligent warheads on the northern continent of an unnamed planet in the Delta Quadrant. Minute traces of the destroyed warheads were detected by the crew of the USS Voyager in 2375. (VOY: "Warhead")
  • Scattered enclaves on the northern continent of the Brunali homeworld with populations of fewer than 10,000 Brunali were all that was left in 2376 after repeated attacks by the Borg. (VOY: "Child's Play")
  • The Dinaali Hospital Ship 4-2 was hovering over a coastal area of the northern continent of Dinaal. (VOY: "Critical Care")

Southern Continent

Valo II surface

A Bajoran refugee camp on the southern continent of Valo II

  • Three large continental islands were located on the southern hemisphere of Terra Nova. The descendants of the original colonists of the Terra Nova colony, the Novans were relocated to one of the islands as toxic rain, caused by an asteroid impact, never fell on those islands. (ENT: "Terra Nova")
  • An uninhabited planet surveyed by the crew of the Enterprise NX-01 in 2152 featured a gorge on its southern continent five times deeper than the Grand Canyon, according to Commander Charles Tucker. The crew of the ship was never able to explore the gorge as the Enterprise had to leave orbit quickly due to an approaching neutronic storm. (ENT: "The Catwalk")
  • Captain Jonathan Archer told Erika Hernandez that the view he once enjoyed from a mountain range on the southern continent of Archer IV was almost as amazing as the view from a mountain range on Earth that he and Hernandez climbed in 2154. (ENT: "Home")
    It is unknown how Archer could known about the view from a mountain peak on the southern continent, when his away team landed on the northern continent, as described above.
Genome Colony

The genome colony on the southern continent of Moab IV

Ocampa surface

A Kazon settlement on the southern continent of Ocampa

Eastern Continent

Eastern continent of Rutia IV

A map of the Eastern continent of Rutia IV

Western Continent

  • In 2366, the moon of Bre'el IV threatened to crash on the western continent of the planet, destroying an area eight hundred kilometers in radius and causing tsunamis and massive earthquake. In response to the threat, people from the coastal areas of the western continent were evacuated to saver ground. (TNG: "Deja Q")
  • Former Borg drones, freed from the Collective in 2368, established a small colony on the western continent of an M-class planet in the Delta Quadrant. (VOY: "Unity")

Further references

Nezu colony asteroid impact

An asteroid impacting on the largest continent of a Nezu colony

Iconia

The desolate, smaller continent of Iconia

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