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Asia Map Description: This map of Asia shows the clear demarcation of country boundaries of the continent. Disputed boundaries are also shown on the map. The map is a physical view of the major landforms in Asia, including the Himalayas, the Gobi Desert, the Siberian plain, the Central Siberian Plateau, the Manchurian Plain, the Arabian Peninsula, the Qilian Shan, the Zagras Mountains, and the many islands in the south. This map also notes the highest peaks of the continent, including Mt Everest, Gongga Shan, K2, Belukha, Klyuchevskaya Sopka, Gora Elbrus, Nanda Devi, and Dhaulagiri.



Asia Continent

Asia is the largest continent of all the seven continents, both in size and population. Asia covers an area of 17,212,000 sq. miles, with a population of 4.4 billion, which is 62% of the world's population. Asia consists of a total of 48 countries, including; China, India, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Myanmar, Cambodia, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Nepal, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Mongolia, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and the Middle Eastern Nations of; Oman, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Jordon, Lebanon, and Iran. Turkey and Russia span across both Europe and Asia. The average literacy rate of Asia is 65.5%, while the principal languages spoken in this region are Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Bengali, Urdu, Punjabi, Javanese, and Korean. The primary major religions are; Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Shintoism, Taoism, and Zoroastrianism.

Asia Geography Facts
Largest Urban AreaTokyo-Yokohama, Japan (37.8 million people)
Highest ElevationMount Everest, Nepal: 8,848 meters/29,029 feet
Largest WatershedOb River (3 million square kilometers/1.15 million square miles)
Population Density225 people per square mile
Largest desert in AsiaGobi desert
Longest river in AsiaYangtze (3,915 miles)


A Brief History of Asia

The word "Asia" is considered to be the derivative of an Ancient Greek word, "Aơiα", which was firstly associated to the Persian Wars in 440 BC. But initially it was
thought to refer to the east bank of Aegean Sea - the area which was famous for being related to Hittites as "Assuwa." Another idea is that the word Asia is derived from the word "Asu," which means "rising," or "light," referring to the sunrise, loosely translated, Asia means the "Eastern Land," from which the sun rises.

History shows that Asia had been under the rule of various kings during different eras. History has recorded that a wise king, Chandra Gupta Maurya, a former slave, became the founder of Maurya Dynasty. Maurya died in 298 BC, after becoming known in the Hellenistic world for defeating Seleucus I Nicator. Another famous, and well-loved king of those times was King Ashoka, the grandchild of Chandra Gupta Maurya.

King Ashoka died in 232 BC. Another golden era in the history of Asia was the era of Muslim rulers, from 632 AD, until the Ottoman Empire's reign in 1566. Many of the Asian rulers had built elaborate monuments during their reign, which are considered masterpieces, and visited by millions of people to this day.

Culture and People of Asia

The people of Asia are best known for their attractive features and the simplicity in their ways of living. In the Asian cultures, having guests is considered an honor, and are highly respected - so generally, Asian are seen to be very open-hearted and generous towards their guests.

Asian people also love culture; art, music, literature, and philosophy. In Asian cultures, people generally strictly follow their religious values.

Places to Visit in Asia

Asia is home to major tourist attractions, ranging from three of the New Seven Wonders of the World, to tens of hundreds of natural scenic wonders, and urban areas with towering skyscrapers over-looking entire cities. The land is dotted with numerous World Heritage Sites. There is hardly a single nation which would not boast of at least one such monument. Visit India, where the majestic Taj Mahal would greet you, or take a peek at Uzbekistan's Historic Center of Bukhara, situated on the Silk Roads. A trip to China would definitely be incomplete without walking the Great Wall of China, or that to Jordan, without marveling at the sights of Petra, the world-famous archaeological site in Jordan's southwestern desert.

  Situated in Cambodia is the largest religious monument in the world, the Angkor Wat temple complex, which was built in the first half of the 12th century (113-5 BC). Take a glimpse at the Komodo dragon, the largest reptile of its type in the world, at Indonesia's Komodo National Park. Vigan, is one of the Hispanic towns in the Philippines known for its well-preserved Spanish colonial and Asian architecture. Or you can enjoy the beauty of nature and the fabulous caves at the Gunung Mulu National Park in Malaysia. The Golden Mountains of Altai are a beauty to behold and so is the Konye-Urgench, a municipality in North Turkmenistan.

Located in Pakistan, are the Taxila, an important Hindu and Buddhist center, dating back to the Gandhara period, and the ancient civilization of Mohenjo-daro.

All these places are not only beautiful, but are also rich in culture and history. Once you visit, you’ll come to see the rich and diversified culture that prevails in Asia. And these are just the tip of the iceberg!

Many consider the cuisine of Asia to be exquisite. The continent offers a wide ranging variety of tastes and styles. Not just food, but also some of the top restaurants are located in Asia:

  • Gaggan, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Narisawa, Tokyo, Japan
  • Restaurant André, Singapore
  • Amber, Hong Kong, China
  • Nihonryori RyuGin, Tokyo, Japan
  • Waku Ghin, Singapore
  • Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet, Shanghai, China
  • Nahm, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Indian Accent, New Delhi, India
  • Lung King Heen, Hong Kong, China
  • Hajime Restaurant, Osaka, Japan
  • Les Amis, Singapore
  • 8 Otto e Mezzo Bombana, Hong Kong
  • Burnt Ends, Singapore
  • Mingles, Seoul, Korea
  • L'Effervescence, Tokyo, Japan
  • Corner House, Singapore
  • Fu He Hui, Shanghai, China
  • Issaya Siamese Club, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Quintessence, Tokyo, Japan
But, of course, if you are going there for the first time you certainly need a guide to lead your way and what could be better than the geological map of Asia. So, if you are now set to visit these places and to enhance your traveling experience which for sure will educate you about the different cultures and rich history of Asia, then it is time you buy maps containing geological information about the regions of Asia.

The huge landmass of Asia is made up of numerous rivers, lakes, mountains, deserts, and other physical features. Asia, which is the world's largest and most populous continent, is a part of the Eurasian supercontinent and makes up its eastern part. The western part forms Europe. Asia is surrounded by three oceans – Pacific Ocean, Arctic Ocean, and the Indian Ocean.

The Himalayan Range, which is home to the earth's highest mountain – Mount Everest (8,850 meters) – includes more than 50 mountains which have a height of 7,200 meters. The Himalayas, which covers an area of 236,000 square miles, is spread over five countries – India, Bhutan, Nepal, China, and Pakistan. Some major rivers that rise from here are the Ganges, Indus and Tsangpo-Brahmaputra. Apart from Mount Everest, other major mountains in Asia are K2, Kangchenjunga, Mount Carmel, Mount Kailash, Nanda Devi, etc.

Some of the world's largest deserts are located in Asia. These include the Gobi desert in Central Asia, and the Arabian and Syrian Deserts in West Asia. The Ob River at 1.15 million square miles, is the largest watershed in Asia. There are a number of plateaus in Asia. The Iranian plateau, which encompasses the countries of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran, covers an area of 1.4 million square miles. The Deccan Plateau with an elevation of 600 meters comprises most of South India. The Tibetan Plateau, which is also popularly known as the Rooftop of the World.

The West Siberian Plain is considered one of the largest area of continuous flatland in the world. Located in central Russia, it extends some 1,500 miles north to south and 1,200 miles west to east. Lake Baikal is the world's deepest lake. Situated in the southern part of Russia, it reaches a depth of 1,620 meters. With a length of 3,915 miles, Yangtze is the world's third longest river and the longest in Asia.

The largest countries in Asia are Russia, China, India and Kazakhstan. The smallest are Maldives, Singapore, Bahrain, and Brunei.  Know More

Asia Geography

The huge landmass of Asia is made up of numerous rivers, lakes, mountains, deserts, and other physical features. Asia, which is the world's largest and most populous continent, is a part of the Eurasian supercontinent and makes up its eastern part. The western part forms Europe. Asia is surrounded by three oceans – Pacific Ocean, Arctic Ocean, and the Indian Ocean.

The Himalayan Range, which is home to the earth's highest mountain – Mount Everest (8,850 meters) – includes more than 50 mountains which have a height of 7,200 meters. The Himalayas, which covers an area of 236,000 square miles, is spread over five countries – India, Bhutan, Nepal, China, and Pakistan. Some major rivers that rise from here are the Ganges, Indus and Tsangpo-Brahmaputra. Apart from Mount Everest, other major mountains in Asia are K2, Kangchenjunga, Mount Carmel, Mount Kailash, Nanda Devi, etc.

Some of the world's largest deserts are located in Asia. These include the Gobi desert in Central Asia, and the Arabian and Syrian Deserts in West Asia. The Ob River at 1.15 million square miles, is the largest watershed in Asia. There are a number of plateaus in Asia. The Iranian plateau, which encompasses the countries of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran, covers an area of 1.4 million square miles. The Deccan Plateau with an elevation of 600 meters comprises most of South India. The Tibetan Plateau, which is also popularly known as the Rooftop of the World.

The West Siberian Plain is considered one of the largest area of continuous flatland in the world. Located in central Russia, it extends some 1,500 miles north to south and 1,200 miles west to east. Lake Baikal is the world's deepest lake. Situated in the southern part of Russia, it reaches a depth of 1,620 meters. With a length of 3,915 miles, Yangtze is the world's third longest river and the longest in Asia.

The largest countries in Asia are Russia, China, India and Kazakhstan. The smallest are Maldives, Singapore, Bahrain, and Brunei. Know More..

Interesting Facts About Asia

  • Asia is the largest continent in the world, covering 30% of the Earth’s total land area.
  • Asia has given birth to some of the oldest human civilizations, such as the Sumer Civilization, and the Indus Valley Civilization.
  • Seven of the ten largest cities in the world, by population, are located in Asia.
  • Russia, which is spread over both Europe and Asia, is the largest country in Asia as well as the world.
  • China is the world's most populated country, followed by India.
  • Mount Everest is located in Asia, and is the tallest mountain in the world. The peak of the mountain is 8,850 meters. More Asia Facts...

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NamePopulation (2016)Area (km²)CapitalNamePopulation (2016)Area (km²)Capital
Afghanistan34656032647500KabulMalaysia31187265329847Kuala Lumpur
Armenia292481629743YerevanMaldives427756298Malé
Azerbaijan972537686600BakuMongolia30273981564116Ulaanbaatar
Bahrain1425171760ManamaMyanmar52885223676578Naypyidaw
Bangladesh162951560147570DhakaNepal28982771147181Kathmandu
Bhutan79776538394ThimphuNorth Korea25368620120538Pyongyang
Brunei4231965765Bandar Seri BegawanOman4424762309500Muscat
Cambodia15762370181035Phnom PenhPakistan193203476796095Islamabad
China (PRC)14035003659596961BeijingPalestine47907056220Ramallah (Jerusalem) (claimed)
Cyprus11701259251NicosiaPhilippines103320222300000Manila
East Timor126867114874DiliQatar256980411586Doha
Egypt956886811010408CairoRussia14396451317098242Moscow
Georgia392540569700TbilisiSaudi Arabia322756872149690Riyadh
India13241713543287263New DelhiSingapore5622455697Singapore
Indonesia2611154561904569JakartaSouth Korea50791919100210Seoul
Iran802774281648195TehranSri Lanka2079849265610Colombo
Iraq37202572438317BaghdadSyria18430453185180Damascus
Israel819182820770Jerusalem (Disputed)Tajikistan8734951143100Dushanbe
Japan127748513377915TokyoThailand68863514513120Bangkok
Jordan945580289342AmmanTurkey79512426783562Ankara
Kazakhstan179877362724900AstanaTurkmenistan5662544488100Ashgabat
Kuwait405258417818Kuwait CityUAE926961283600Abu Dhabi
Kyrgyzstan5955734199951BishkekUzbekistan31446795447400Tashkent
Laos6758353236800VientianeVietnam94569072331212Hanoi
Lebanon600666810400BeirutYemen27584213527968Sana'a

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Last Updated on: October 13th, 2017

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