Asia – Continent


Asia covers nearly 9 percent of the earthโ€™s surface making it the largest of the continents. It is also the home to the most people with an estimated population of 4.3 billion as of 2015 which represents nearly 60% of the worldโ€™s population. With this many people, Asia is attributed with being a vital part of the worldโ€™s economy. Asia covers nearly 10% of the planetโ€™s surface area and is loosely defined as the eastern portion of the Eurasia continent with the border following a line from the Aegean Sea to the Black Sea to the NW corner of the Caspian Sea to the Ural River into the Arctic Ocean. The continent is primarily positioned within the northern hemisphere along the eastern portion. On the eastern border, you will find the Pacific Ocean, along the southern border you will find the Indian Ocean, and you can find the Arctic Ocean along the northernmost border.

Asia contains some of the oldest civilizations among the 7 continents including the countries of and . Asia includes the peninsula with the oil-rich countries including the and . The continent also includes the manufacturing centers of and Japan and Hong Kong, which is a leading banking and corporate center.

Area 17.21 million miยฒ
Population: 4.427 billion
Countries: 48
Largest Country China
Largest City Tokyo, Japan
Smallest Country
Highest Peak Mount Everest, 8,848 meters (29,029 feet) above sea level
Lowest Point Dead Sea, 422 meters (1,384.5 feet) below sea level
Major Religions Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Christianity, Shintoism, Taoism, Zoroastrianism
Major Languages Chinese, Hindi, Bengali, Japanese, Punjabi, Javanese, Korean
Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of Afghanistan Kabul 25,500,100 652,090 km2
Flag of Armenia Armenia Yerevan 3,017,400 29,800 km2
Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Baku 9,477,100 86,600 km2
Flag of Bahrain Manama 1,234,571 694 km2
Flag of Bangladesh Dhaka 152,518,015 143,998 km2
Flag of Bhutan Thimphu 745,200 47,000 km2
Flag of Brunei Bandar Seri Begawan 393,162 5,765 km2
Flag of Cambodia Phnom Penh 15,135,000 181,035 km2
Flag of Cyprus Cyprus Nicosia 865,878 9,251 km2
Flag of East Timor Dili 1,066,409 14,874 km2
Flag of Egypt Egypt Cairo 86,127,000 980,869 km2
Flag of Georgia Georgia Tbilisi 4,483,800 69,700 km2
Flag of India India New Delhi 1,241,610,000 3,287,260 km2
Flag of Indonesia Jakarta 249,866,000 1,904,570 km2
Flag of Iran Tehran 77,288,000 1,648,200 km2
Flag of Iraq Baghdad 34,035,000 438,317 km2
Flag of Israel Jerusalem 8,146,300 22,145 km2
Flag of Japan Japan Tokyo 127,180,000 377,873 km2
Flag of Jordan Amman 6,558,900 89,342 km2
Flag of Kazakhstan Astana 17,186,000 2,724,900 km2
Flag of Kuwait Kuwait Kuwait City 3,065,850 17,818 km2
Flag of Kyrgyzstan Bishkek 5,663,133 199,900 km2
Flag of Laos Vientiane 6,580,800 236,800 km2
Flag of Lebanon Beirut 4,822,000 10,400 km2
Flag of Malaysia Kuala Lumpur 30,041,000 329,847 km2
Flag of Maldives Maldives Malรฉ 317,280 298 km2
Flag of Mongolia Ulaanbaatar 2,931,300 1,564,120 km2
Flag of Myanmar Myanmar Naypyidaw 53,259,000 676,578 km2
Flag of Nepal Kathmandu 26,494,504 147,181 km2
Flag of North Korea North Pyongyang 24,895,000 120,538 km2
Flag of Oman Muscat 3,957,000 309,500 km2
Flag of Pakistan Islamabad 185,914,000 796,095 km2
Flag of People's Republic of China The People’s Republic of China Beijing 1,363,350,000 9,640,820 km2
Flag of Philippines The Manila 99,275,100 300,000 km2
Flag of Qatar Doha 2,045,239 11,000 km2
Flag of Republic of China The Republic of China Taipei 23,379,129 36,188 km2
Flag of Russia Russia Moscow 143,700,000 17,098,200 km2
Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Riyadh 29,994,272 2,149,690 km2
Flag of Singapore Singapore 5,399,200 683 km2
Flag of South Korea Korea Seoul 50,219,669 99,538 km2
Flag of Sri Lanka Colombo 20,277,597 65,610 km2
Flag of Syria Damascus 21,898,000 185,180 km2
Flag of Tajikistan Dushanbe 8,160,000 143,100 km2
Flag of Thailand Bangkok 65,926,261 513,115 km2
Flag of Turkey Ankara 76,667,864 783,562 km2
Flag of Turkmenistan Ashgabat 5,240,000 488,100 km2
Flag of United Arab Emirates The United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi 8,264,070 83,600 km2
Flag of Uzbekistan Tashkent 30,183,400 447,400 km2
Flag of Vietnam Hanoi 89,708,900 331,689 km2
Flag of Yemen Sanaรก 25,235,000 527,968 km2
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