Why is Eurasia not a continent?

Some geographers say Eurasia is one continent because Europe and Asia are mostly on the same tectonic plate and do not have a sea between them. Eurasia is the largest continental area on Earth, comprising all of Europe and Asia. Primarily in the Northern and Eastern Hemispheres, it spans from the British Isles and the Iberian Peninsula in the west to the Japanese archipelago in the east.

Why is Eurasia not a continent?


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