List Of Continents
The Second Life main grid is composed of isolated sims (islands), groups of sims and continents. A continent is a group of more then 30 sims (see Continent for more details). What doesn't match this definition is a Subcontinent, a Microcontinent, a Sim Group or a Sim Cluster. Other structures might be refered as Unassociated Sims or Isolated Sim. Different autors have found a different number of continents. It is also important to remember that every day about 20 new sims are created, moved or changed their names (see  for more info). So, the shapes and even the numbers of continents might change in time. An older map can be found at this link: 
In alphabetic order, the Linden owned continents:
2. Gaeta 1
3. Gaeta 5
7. Premium East (see Premium Continents)
8. Premium South 1
9. Premium south 2
10. Premium south 3
13. Sharp Continent
- Nautilus and Satori are linked together and form a megacontinent (like Euroasia in real world).
- Blake Sea has more private-owned sims then mainland sims, so it was moved to private continents.
- There are private-owned sims in Eastern Sansara (Islands) and Nautilus (Seychelles).
- Many mainland continents are linked with a Transcontinental Channels, like Sansara-Heterocera, Nautilus-Blake Sea, the two Corsica-Nautilus passages and Corsica-Gaeta 5.
These continents can be clasified in 3 distinct groups: 1st generation (the oldest, with the most interesting Geographic features: Sansara, Heterocera and Sharp Continent), 2nd generation (the group in East: Nautilus, Satori, Corsica and the 2 Gaetas) and 3rd generation (Zindra and the Premium Continents). Jeogeot is something between generations 1 and 2.
In alphabetic order, these continents were identified in November 2013:
1. Blake Sea
8. Mar Lesbiana
11. Uhre Continent
12. Wild West
- Private continents sometimes have multiple names, depending on who made their maps.
- The private continents can be divided in two main groups: Tropical Beach Paradise (Blake Sea, Eden, Estate - only parts of it, Fairchang, Irish-Bonaire, IGBC, Mar Lesbiana) and not tropical (part of Estate Continent, Shopping Continent, Wild West, Uhre continent).
- Only Estate Continent, Shopping Continent and Wild West have a large piece of dryland, all the others are formed of sea and islands.
No Access Continent existed until July 2013. It had the shape of a square with a void middle and had a large visible road. It had between 30 and 37 sims. Since access was restricted, no images from its surface and no surveys could be made.
Irish - Bonaire was a continent that existed until August 4th 2014. It broke into small pieces, being renamed Nonaire Sim Cluster and received designation name A231.
Comparation to Earth
The position of Second Life mainland continents is a bit similar to that of the continents on Earth, but in mirror. The old world (Europe, Asia and Africa) form a group and the new world (the two Americas) form another block. Sansara and Heterocera form together a group and they are linked together with a tiny channel. They are in fact the old world of Second Life. Jeogeot is in South and was the third continent. It might be considered like Africa. The new world might be considered the Gaeta 1, Nautilus, Corsica, Blake Sea and Satori, only that they are in East, not in West. Satori looks a bit like South America and the South islands of Nautilus might look like Central America with its islands.
The following table shows size (in sims) and maximum height of each continent, in alphabetic order:
|Continent||Maximum Altitude||Size in sims|
|Blake Sea||40 - 50||121|
|Caledon - Winterfel||50 - 60||60|
|Fairchang||20 - 40||35|
|IGBC Continent||40 - 60||37|
|Nautilus||160 - 170||864|
|Premium South 1||60||188|
|Premium South 2||156||308|
|Premium South 3||156||310|
|Uhre Continent||over 130||39|
|Zindra||100 - 120||348|
Many private sims are not linked in large groups to form a continent. The majority are isolated sims, while some of them form larger islands, with 2 to 29 sims. Even if they form important features on our map, the oceans containing these sims are not named in an official way. See Oceans for more info.
Groups of sims smaller then a continent are listed in List Of Microcontinents And Sim Clusters.