Is 'Europe' in Asia?Watch
A friend of mine was telling me that Europe is an imaginary continent that is technically in Asia as they are on the same tectonic plate. Is this true? Are places like France, Germany Russia etc... in Asia?
Is Britain in Eurasia?
]No. The boundaries of continents has nothing to do with tectonic plates,[/B] it is just another way to separate regions. There are many tectonic plates, some correspond to a single continent others share continents and some have no continent at all.
Geologically, Europe isn't a continent because it isn't on its own tectonic plate and there is mo ocean separating us from Asia. Some very rich, angry and powerful white men probably wanted their own continent that went against geology and made one called Europe.
Regardless, claiming Europe is in Asia clearly isn't true.
But the Asian continent was established first because it has its own tectonic plate. Apparently white Europeans wanted their own continent separate from the Asians and created Europe, which is imaginary and is really Asia.
So no, Europe is not in Asia. It's in Eurasia. If you are going to consider them the same continent (which does make sense, and in fact they do consider them a single continent in many countries), then Eurasia is the accepted name rather than saying Europe is part of Asia.