Pangaea was the name of the "supercontinent" that existed before our modern continents. Through continental drift, the supercontinent broke apart giving us the picture of the world we see today.

The picture above shows all our modern continents as they may have been joined as Pangaea, before continental drift.

Over billions of years, Pangaea broke apart and the masses of land moved all over the globe. All of the continents pulled away from the central masses of what are now Antarctica and Africa. The arrows point to where the continents moved to from their original locations.

This is a flat map of the Earth as we see it today. Isn't it amazing that one continent became seven!?


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