Yes, Asia is the most populated continent in the world. It is also the largest continent. Located in both the northern and eastern hemispheres, it covers 30% of the world’s land area with 60% of the world’s current population. The estimated population of Asia in 2016 was 4.4 billion, while Africa stood at the second spot with a population of 1.2 billion. Meanwhile, Antarctica, which is the coldest, driest, and windiest continent, does not have a permanent population. In the ‘summer’ months there are nearly 4,000 people on the Antarctic continent. These people are conducting and supporting scientific research and other work.
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The two most populous countries are in Asia; China and India. At 1.37 billion, China is the most populated country in the world. It accounts for 31.69% of Asia’s total population and over 18% of the world’s population. India is next after China in terms of population at 1.29 billion, accounting for 29.36% of the continent’s population and 17.5% of the world’s population.
The top 10 most populous countries in Asia are listed in the table below: