Population of Asia
Asia is the largest continent of the World and accommodates approximately 4.526 billion people. The five most populous countries of Asia arranged in the order of largest population to smallest one are China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Singapore however, has the highest population density i.e. about 20,194 persons per square mile followed by Bahrain having population density 5,038 people per sq. mi. Mongolia has the least population density in Asia i.e. only 5 persons per sq. mi.
Time Zones used in Asia
The Asia continent and all the Asian countries use eleven standard time zones i.e. the time zone ranges from UTC (GMT) +4 to UTC (GMT) +10.
Highest Point in Asia
The highest point in Asia is the Mount Everest with a height of about 8848 meters and lies above the sea level and it is the highest peak in the world.
Largest Lake in Asia
The Caspian Sea is the largest lake in the Asian continent. It is not only Asia’s largest lake, but also the largest lake in the world. It is followed by the lake Baikal that is known to be the deepest as well as the largest freshwater lake in the world.
Longest River in Asia
The Yangtze River or Chang Jiang river with a length of around 6,300 km is the longest river in Asia followed by the Yellow River (5,464 km long) and River Mekong (4,909 km long). The Yangtze River is also the world’s third longest river.
Boundaries of Asia
The boundaries inside Asia have been a point of argument for several years. The Europe-Asia boundary has historically been a review on numerous times. The modern meaning of the Asia-Europe boundary comprises some trans-continental nations, such as Russia and Turkey. Cyprus is the only land characterize as being inside Asia’s boundaries but is an authorized member of the European Union. The Africa-Asia boundary is defined along the Red Sea and comprises the Suez Canal and the Sinai Peninsula, which is the landmark of Egyptian territory.
The history of Asia is spread across its various peripheral coastal regions like South Asia, Southeast Asia Middle East, and East Asia. These coastal regions were once the home for several known civilizations of the world. The known civilizations such as Mesopotamia, Mohenjo-Daro, Indus Valley, and the Yellow River are remarkable earliest human societies that existed in Asia. Writing, Mathematics, Astrology, Technologies, and Wheel are the innovative information and knowledge that had been shared by such civilizations to the modern societies in Asia. The continent is also considered as the origin place of Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. These religions flourished and became a mandatory support system for spiritualism in human lives.
The Largest and Smallest Countries of Asia by Size
Asia covers an area of 17,212 million square miles having 4,164 billion habitats, which makes it the largest and densely populated continent in the world. The continent has Cape Fligely, Russia as the extreme northern point, Panama Island, Indonesia is the last southernmost point, Big Diomede, Russia is the easternmost point, and Cape Baba, Turkey is the extreme westernmost end of Asia. Mount Everest is the highest peak on earth, and the longest river China’s Yangtze River having 3,915 miles in length is located in India. The world’s and Asia’s biggest country is Russia. It covers an area of 6.592 million square miles, which is continent’s 38.63% of the total area. The smallest island country in Asia is the Maldives.
Languages of Asia
In Asia, about 2,300 languages have been recognized. The most widely spoken languages include Chinese (all dialects) with more than almost 1.39 billion speakers followed by Hindi-Urdu languages majorly used in India and Pakistan and is spoken by about more than 588 million people and there are several different languages the language group of Hindi-Urdu. About more than 1,600 languages in India itself. Indonesia has 600 languages that are spoken and the Philippines has over 100 languages. However, English, Mandarin Chinese, and Arabic are the most common languages across the continent.
Located primarily in the northern and eastern hemisphere Asia is a continent of that derives its name from Greek word. It is a land of diverse cultures, several languages, billions of inhabitants and is home to 48 countries recognized by the UN. The list of Asia Flags is inclusive of the national flags of Asian countries. Asia is one of the major tourist attractions and the entire continent is divided as Northern Asia, Central Asia, Middle East, Southern, Asia, Eastern Asia, and South-eastern Asia.