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Located primarily in the eastern and northern hemispheres, the Asian continent covers 8.6 percent of the Earth's total surface area, or 30 percent of the Earth's total land area. With approximately 4 billion people, Asia hosts 60 percent of the world's human population.
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About Map :- Asia is the world's largest continent - both by area and by population. Home to over 4.3 billion people and covering an area of 17,212,000 sq miles, the continent contains 48 countries including China, India, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Myanmar, Cambodia, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Mongolia, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and the Middle Eastern nations including Oman, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Jordon, Israel, Lebanon, and Iran. Turkey and the Russian federation span across both Europe and Asia. The map is an astute guide to the major landforms in Asia including the Himalayas, the Gobi Desert, the Central Siberian Plateau, the Siberian plain, the Manchurian Plain, the Qilian Shan, the Arabian Peninsula, the Zagras Mountains, and the many islands of the south. This map also plots the highest peaks of the continent including Mt Everest, Gongga Shan, K2, Belukha, Klyuchevskaya Sopka, Gora Elbrus, Nanda Devi, and Dhaulagiri.
There are many ethnic groups, cultures, environments, historical ties, and government systems in the continent of Asia. Asia is also the historical birthplace of all major religions of the world.
There are many landmarks in Asia that depict the narrative of Asia's rich natural, historical, and cultural heritage. The natural landmarks of Asia include Mount Fuji, Mount Everest, Gobi Desert, Ayers Rock, Tubbataha Reef, Beppu Onsen, Stone Forest, Taroko Gorge, Reed Flute Cave, and the Huangshan Mountains.

Among the man-made landmarks of Asia are the Great Wall of China, Taj Mahal, the Leshan Giant Buddha, Fatehpur Sikri, Tokyo Tower, the Golden Gateway of Bhaktapur, Great Seto Bridge, Tian Tan Buddha, Petronas Twin Towers, Patuxai Monument, The Lying Buddha, and Maha Muni Buddha.

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Facts about Asia
  • The total surface area of Asia is more than that of the moon.
  • Around 60 percent of the world's population resides in Asia.
  • India's population is more than the combined population of North, Central, and South America.
  • China is has the largest population in the world, exceeding 1.3 billion.
  • Asia is home to the world's oldest human civilization and the greatest man-made structure, the Great Wall of China.
  • Though the Middle East is known as the land of Islam, a greater number of Muslims reside in South Asia.

Last Updated on : February 18, 2013

Area44,579,000 sq. km.
Literacy Rate65.5%
Largest CountryChina
Highest PeakMount Everest, 8,848 meters (29,029 feet) above sea level
Lowest PointDead Sea, 422 meters (1,384.5 feet) below sea level
Principal ReligionsHinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Christianity, Shintoism, Taoism, Zoroastrianism
Major LanguagesChinese, Hindi, Bengali, Japanese, Punjabi, Javanese, Korean

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