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  • Last Updated : 20 Jul, 2022

Python Continue Statement ends the iteration from loops and start to continue the next iteration.

Python Continue Statement

Python Continue statement is a loop control statement that forces to execute the next iteration of the loop while skipping the rest of the code inside the loop for the current iteration only i.e. when the continue statement is executed in the loop, the code inside the loop following the continue statement will be skipped for the current iteration and the next iteration of the loop will begin.

Python Continue Statement Syntax


Flowchart of Continue Statement

Python Continue Statement


Continue statement in Python Example

Example 1: Demonestration of Continue statement in Python

In this example we will pass the continue after condition within loops.


for var in "Geeksforgeeks":
    if var == "e":



Example 2: Printing range with Python Continue Statement

Consider the situation when you need to write a program which prints the number from 1 to 10 and but not 6. 

It is specified that you have to do this using loop and only one loop is allowed to use. Here comes the usage of the continue statement. What we can do here is we can run a loop from 1 to 10 and every time we have to compare the value of the iterator with 6. If it is equal to 6 we will use the continue statement to continue to the next iteration without printing anything otherwise we will print the value.


# Python program to
# demonstrate continue
# statement
# loop from 1 to 10
for i in range(1, 11):
    # If i is equals to 6,
    # continue to next iteration
    # without printing
    if i == 6:
        # otherwise print the value
        # of i
        print(i, end=" ")


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Note: The continue statement can be used with any other loop also like while loop in a similar way as it is used with for loop above.

Usage of Continue Statement

Loops in Python automate and repeat the tasks in an efficient manner. But sometimes, there may arise a condition where you want to exit the loop completely, skip an iteration or ignore that condition. These can be done by loop control statements. Continue is a type of loop control statement that can alter the flow of the loop. 

To read more on Pass and Break refer to these article.

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