a Subkontinent is a large land mass, which is differentiated due to its earth-history development (plate tectonics) from “nut/mother” - the continent.

If North America and South America not when independent continents are regarded, they are called Subkontinente America.

Landläufig becomes thatTerm apart from it almost exclusively for the Indian Subkontinent uses. This belonged today geographically to Asia, forms however its own continental plate. By the collision of this continental plate with the continent Asia (and becomes also today still) the Himalaya became unfolded.

In the process of geologic history continents broke apart several times and again collided. Subkontinente developed and by merging again disappeared.


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