Map of Asia

Comprising 49 UN members countries, 1 UN observer, 5 other states. Asia is the most populous continent in the world. Covering an area of 17,212,000 square miles, Asia is the largest continent of the earth. It has an estimated population of 4.5 billion people (as of June 2019), located primarily in the Eastern and Northern Hemispheres.

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About Map of Asia

Located primarily in the eastern and northern hemispheres, the Asian continent covers 8.6% of the Earth's total surface area, and with approximately 4 billion people, it hosts 60% of the world's current human population. There is a range of ethnic groups, cultures, environments, historical ties and government systems in the continent of Asia. It is the historical birthplace of all major religions of the world.

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Asia has the second-largest nominal GDP of all continents, after Europe, but the largest when measured in PPP. As of 2010, the largest economies in Asia are the People's Republic of China, Japan, India, South Korea and Indonesia.

There are many landmarks of Asia gloriously depicting the story of Asia's rich natural, historical and cultural heritage. The natural landmarks of Asia include Mount Fuji, Mount Everest, Gobi Desert, Ayers Rock, Tubbataha Reef, Beppu Onsen, Stone Forest, Taroko Gorge, Reed Flute Cave, and Huangshan Mountains.

Among the man-made landmarks of Asia are the Great Wall of China, Taj Mahal, The Leshan Giant Buddha, Fatehpur Sikri, Tokyo Tower, The Golden Gateway of Bhaktapur, Great Seto Bridge, Tian Tan Buddha, Petronas Twin Towers, Patuxai Monument, The Lying Buddha, and Maha Muni Buddha.

Interesting Facts about Asia

  • The total land area of Asia is more than that of the moon's.
  • Around 60 percent of the world's population resides in Asia. India's population is more than the combined population of North, Central and South America. Moreover, China is considered to be the leader with regard to its contribution to the world population. Chinese population in the present situation has exceeded 1.3 billion.
  • Asia boasts of being home to the world's most ancient human civilization. The greatest man-made structure, the Great Wall of China, which is visible from the space, is also in Asia.
  • Though Middle East is known as the land of Islam, more number of Muslims reside in South Asia.
  • Largest cities in Asian Continent

    Delhi, Tokyo, Jakarta, Chittagong, Dubai, Baghdad, Kuala Lumpur, Mumbai, Seoul, Shanghai, Manila, Karachi, Beijing, Guangzhou, Osaka, Dhaka, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Tehran, Doha, Istanbul, Jerusalem, Riyadh, Hong Kong, Singapore,

    About Asia

    Countries49 UN members, 1 UN observer, 5 other states
    Area44,579,000 km2 (17,212,000 sq mi)
    Population (2020)4,655,932,854
    Literacy Rate65.50%
    Largest CountryChina
    Highest PeakMount Everest
    Lowest PointDead Sea
    Principal ReligionsHinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Christianity, Shintoism, Taoism, Zoroastrianism
    Major LanguagesChinese, Hindi, Bengali, Japanese, Punjabi, Javanese, Korean
    Time zonesUTC+2 to UTC+12
    DemonymAsian
    Last Updated: November 19, 2020