Asia is the largest and most populous continent in the world. It is located primarily in the eastern and northern hemispheres. The continent covers an area of 44,579,000 square kilometers. It is about 30% of Earth’s total land area, and 8.7% of the Earth’s total surface area. Asia has long been home to the majority of the human population and home to many first civilizations.
Asia is famous not only for its large size and population but for unusually dense and large settlements within the continent of 4.4 billion people. The boundaries of Asia are traditionally determined as that of Eurasia, as there is no significant geographical separation between Asia and Europe.
Map of Asian Countries With Names
More than 4 billion people (4.3 billion in 2013), about 60 percent of the world’s population. 1.34 billion of these people live in China, and 1.2 billion in India. Seven out of ten of the most populated countries are in Asia (2010).
Highest Point of Asia: Sagarmatha (Chomolungma; known as Mount Everest) 8,848m (29,028 ft) Nepal.
Largest Lake of Asia: Caspian Sea (salt lake) 371 000 km² (143 250 sq mi),
Longest River of Asia: Yangtze (Yángzî Jiang, or Chang Jiang China, 6,380 km (3,964 mi).
Largest Country: Russia by area, even though roughly 40% of the country belongs to the European continent. China is the largest country by population.
Smallest Country: Maldives.
Highest Mountains: Mount Everest. The mountain is located in the Himalayan mountain range and the highest peak is 8,849 m/ 29,035 ft high.
As per the Asia Political Map, the continent of Asia features 48 countries. Of these, two countries – Russia and Turkey – are located in both Asia and Europe.
Countries of Asia
|13||South Korea||51,269,185||Eastern Asia|
|16||Saudi Arabia||34,813,871||Western Asia|
|21||North Korea||25,778,816||Eastern Asia|
|22||Sri Lanka||21,413,249||Southern Asia|
|28||United Arab Emirates||9,890,402||Western Asia|
|37||State of Palestine||5,101,414||Western Asia|
✅What are the Biggest Countries in Asia?
- China — 9,388,210 km2 (3,624,807 mi2)
- India — 2,973,190 km2 (1,147,955 mi2)
- Kazakhstan — 2,699,700 km2 (1,042,360 mi2)
- Saudi Arabia — 2,149,690 km2 (830,000 mi2)
- Indonesia — 1,877,519 km2 (724,914 mi2)
Asia also includes several of the world’s smallest countries. The smallest nation in Asia is Macau, a non-sovereign “Special Administrative Region” claimed by China.
✅What is Asia Most Known For?
Asia is the largest and most populous continent, home to the largest (Russia) and most populous (China) nations. The continent covers an area of 44,579,000 square kilometers. It is about 30% of Earth’s total land area, and 8.7% of the Earth’s total surface area.