Size: 44,579,000 sq. km
No. of countries: 48
Population: 4,436,224,000

  • Asia is the world’s largest continent of the seven continents in size and population
  • Asia covers one-third of earth’s surface
  • It has 30 per cent of world land area and 60 per cent of population
  • It contains the world’s largest country, Russia, and the world’s two most populous countries, China and India
  • Asia houses the highest point on earth – the summit of Mount Everest, which is 29,028 ft. (8,848 m) tall
  • The continent is home to the 10 highest peaks in the world
  • The Great Wall of China is the only man made structure that can be seen from space
  • Asia saw the birth of two great ancient civilisations – Harappan civilisation and Chinese civilisation
  • The religions of Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Christianity first began in Asia
  • The major animals found in Asia are — reticulated pythons, tiger, panda, yaks, Indian rhinoceroses