Asia is the largest continent in the world in size and population, mainly in the Northern Hemisphere and Eastern Hemisphere.
Thousands of years ago humans began migrating from Africa and settling in Asia. This is the reason why some ancient civilizations were born on this continent such as Sumerian civilization, Indian civilization and Chinese civilization etc.
Interesting Facts about Asia Continent
1. The area of the continent of Asia is about 46 million sq km which is 8.7% of the total area of the earth and 30% of the land area.
2. Asia has a total of 48 countries including China, Japan, India and Russia. They do not include countries such as Taiwan and Hong Kong because they are under China and not completely independent.
3. Asia has a population of about 444 crores which is 60% of the world population.
4. Nine of the world’s ten tallest buildings are in Asia. Four of these nine are located in China and the remaining five in five different countries Dubai, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
5. Five major religions of the world: Hindu, Christian, Islam, Chinese folk civilization and Buddhism have emerged in Asia itself.
6. Asia has the largest population of believers of Islam. The continent has a population of about 140 crore Muslims, which is 32% of the total population of the continent.
7. The population of Hindus in Asia is around 110 crores which is about 25.3% of the total population of the continent. Meaning every fourth person in Asia is Hindu.
8. Hindus and Muslims are followed by Christians (12.6%) and Buddhists (12%). The rest of the continent’s population considers other minor sects and religions.
9. Asia’s largest island is Borneo, which has an area of about 7,43,000 square kilometers. In this way, the island of Borneo is about three times larger than Uttar Pradesh.
10. The smallest country in Asia is the Maldives in the Indian Ocean, close to India. The Maldives is made up of 1192 small coral islands whose area is only 299 sq km.
11. Asia is the largest in terms of area and Russia is the largest country in the world with an area of 1 crore 71 lakh sq km. In this way, Russia holds 11% of the entire landmark.
12. The world’s highest point Mount Everest (+8848 m) and the lowest point Dead Sea (-400 m) are located in Asia. Dead Sea is called Dead Sea in English and it is a saltwater lake.
13. Asia is the only continent with a border with the other two continents – Africa and Europe.
14. Two of the world’s three largest economies: China (second) and Japan (third) are in Asia. Both Russia and India fall in the top 10.
15. The people of Asia consume 90% of the rice yield worldwide.
16. Nepal is the first country in Asia to give legal recognition to same-sex marriage.
17. The art of writing was invented in Asia itself.
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