The continent of Asia is so large and diverse that it often is divided into sub-regions (see map below).
Asia is rich in diverse races, cultures, and languages. Many of the world's major religions came out of Asia including Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism.
Asia has a major influence on world culture and the world's economy. Countries such as Russia, China, Japan and India produce products and services that are used by every nation in the world. Asia is also abundant in natural resources. Oil in the Middle East is a major supplier of much of the world's energy.
Countries of AsiaLearn more about the countries from the continent of Asia. Get all sorts of information on each Asian country including a map, a picture of the flag, population, and much more. Select the country below for more information:
Fun Facts about Asia:Asia is almost 30% of the worlds land area and contains 60% of the worlds population.
The highest point on earth, Mt. Everest, is in Asia. The lowest point on land, the Dead Sea, is also in Asia.
Asia is the only continent that shares borders with two other continents; Africa and Europe. It sometimes joins with a third continent, North America, in the winter by ice forming in the Bering Sea.
Asia contains many of the largest cities in the world including the two largest; Shanghai, China and Mumbai, India.
Coloring MapColor in this map to learn the countries of Asia (See Southeast Asia for the Southeast Asia map).
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