Asia is the largest continent in the world by size and population. It includes more than 50 countries, with different cultures. The continent is home to some of the most populous countries in the world, including China and India, which account for almost 40% of the world’s population between them. Both countries are growing rapidly economically and experiencing some challenges due to rapid urbanization. Asia is bordered by the Pacific, Oceania, and the Atlantic Ocean. The Asia-Pacific region consists of Eastern Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Western Asia.
Asia is highly diverse, with a wide range of climate, geography and culture. The continent has been the centre of world civilization for thousands of years. The region was first populated by anatomically modern humans around 40,000 years ago and is home to some of the oldest surviving human cultures. The term Asia is of Greek origin and is derived from Asia Minor, the peninsula in the northwestern part of Anatolia in modern Turkey.
Asia is the largest continent by area and the second-largest continent by population. The continent exhibits a diversity of languages, food, and religions. It has the largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and the second-most UNESCO Biosphere Reserves. Asia has the highest number of countries in the world, and most of them are small and have low population density.
List of Countries in Asia
- North Korea
- Saudi Arabia
- South Korea
- Sri Lanka
- United Arab Emirates (UAE)