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Asia LocationAsia is the world's largest continent covering 8.6% of the Earth's total surface area and a home of nearly 4 billion people i.e 60% of the world's current human population lives here. Asia is bounded by the Arctic, Pacific, and Indian oceans and shares western boundary with Europe.

Countries in Asia

Animals in Asia

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Ten Facts about Asia

  1. Asia is traditionally defined as part of the landmass of Africa-Eurasia with the western portion of the latter occupied by Europe lying east of the Suez Canal, east of the Ural Mountains, and south of the Caucasus Mountains and the Caspian and Black Seas.
  2. The demarcation between Asia and Africa is the Isthmus of Suez and the Red Sea.
  3. Asia is the largest continent in the world by a considerable margin, and it is rich in natural resources, such as petroleum and iron.
  4. Asia is the largest of the continents, having about one-third of the whole of the dry land.
  5. Asia was the home of some of the world's oldest civilizations. The empires of Sumer, Babylonia, Assyria, Media, and Persia and the civilizations of Islam.
  6. Asia is listed along with the provinces of Cappadocia, Pontus, Phrygia and Pamphylia as the regions from which Jews came to Jerusalem for the Pentecost.
  7. The Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama reached India by sea in 1498, beginning the era of European imperialism in Asia.
  8. Almost two thirds of Asia's indigenous population is of Mongolic stock.
  9. Asia has the third largest nominal GDP of all continents, after North America and Europe, but the largest when measured in PPP.
  10. Asia is home to several language families and many language isolates. Most Asian countries have more than one language that is natively spoken.

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