Asia, which is part of the old world land mass, is the world’s largest continent with 44,391,163 km². It is also the world’s highest continent with an average elevation of 1,010 m. This elevation of Asia is due to the Himalaya Mountains, which have the highest peaks in the world.
Asia has a width of 8,490 km in the north-south direction. To the north of the continent is Cape Chelyuskin (77 ° 42 ’55’ ‘K parallel) in Russia, the southernmost, on Malacca Peninsula (1 ° 14’ 17 ” K parallel).
Asia is bordered by the Arctic Ocean from the north. It is separated from the US by a 100 km wide Bering Strait, a shallow sea in the North East. The continent is bordered by the Pacific Ocean in the east. However, there are islands and archipelagos which form the parts of the north-south direction mountains that rise above the ocean floor.
The southeastern border of the continent is somewhat confused, but the line between the Sunda Islands and the Arafura Sea can be regarded as the border. The Indian Ocean borders the continent from the south.
The western border of Asia is a highly controversial issue. Although many researchers suggest different views, the most accepted limit is; Ural Mountains, Ural River, Black Sea, The Dardanelles, Bosphorus, Aegean Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Suez Canal and a line over the Red Sea. Anatolia and the Caucasus to the east of this line are added to Asia and Thrace to Europe.
The continent of the Most
The largests in the world came together in Asia. The largest of the continents (44,391,163 km²) and the highest average elevation (1,010 m). In addition, the highest peak in the world (8,848 m, Everest), the largest lake (Hazar Lake or Sea), the deepest lake (Lake Baikal), the lowest level of the earth’s sea level (Dead Sea, Lake surface -392 m), and the world the lowest basin (Turfan Basin -154 m) is located in Asia continent.
Asia is the most populous continent in the world with its population exceeding 3.5 billion. China, the most populous country in the world, is on this continent. All three religions of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism were born in the Middle East. Buddhism and Hinduism, which appeal to a wider audience, are Asian religions. Asia is also the cradle of civilizations. Turkish, Chinese and Indian civilizations have been in this continent for thousands of years. Over 100 languages are spoken in the continent.
List of the Countries in Asia Continent
Afghanistan, Mongolia, Bahrain, Oman, Bangladesh, Maldives, Myanmar (Burma), Malaysia, Bhutan, Nepal, Brunei, Pakistan, Cambodia, Qatar, Sri Lanka, Philippines, China, Russia, Georgia , Saudi Arabia, Gaza Strip, Singapore, Indonesia, Syria, India, United Arab Emirates, Iran, Thailand, Israel, Tajikistan, Iraq, Taiwan, Japan, Turkmenistan, Jordan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Vietnam, North Korea, West Bank, South Korea, Yemen, Kuwait, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Laos, Cyprus, Lebanon, Turkey
Six Regions of the Asian Continent
There are six regions in the continent; Northern, Central, Southern, Southeastern, Western (also known as the Middle East) and Eastern Asia.
East Asia is the most populous region in Africa continent. China is the largest country in the region. Moreover, China nearly most of the families are allowed to have only one child for controlling the population growth.
The largest land area is in Northern Asia in Asia Continent. Furthermore, known as Siberia it is an extremely cold region. Moreover, nearly the whole year lands are covered with the snow.
Western Asia is also known as the Middle East. It is because the world’s three continents Asia, Europe, and Africa come together there.
Moreover, Containing many deserts and mountains Central Asia hosts the countries of the former Soviet Republic.
Mount Everest; Highest Point
Located in Nepal in Southern Asia, Mount Everest is the highest mountain in Asia (8848 m), also is the highest mountain in the world.
Largest Freshwater Lake in the World…
Lake Baikal; covering 31,500 km² area, is located in Siberia. It is the Asia continent’s largest freshwater lake as well as the world’s.