Amazing Asia continent
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Asia is the world’s largest continent in the planet. The name Asia is ancient and it is believed that the name may be derived from the Assyrian word ‘asu’, meaning “east”. Asia has both the highest and the lowest points on the surface of Earth. It has the longest coastline of any continent and the world’s widest climatic extremes.

Asia is bounded by the Pacific Ocean to the east, Europe to the west, the Arctic Ocean to the north and the Indian Ocean to the south. It is also bounded by the Red Sea to the southwest and is separated from North America to the northeast by the Bering Strait and from Australia to the southeast by the seas and straits connecting the Indian and Pacific Oceans. The total area of Asia is one-third of the land surface of Earth.

Asia is the biggest continent in the world. It covers one-third of the Earth’s surface.

There are 49 countries in Asia and two countries in Asia are also in Europe. Russia and Turkey have both land in Europe and land in Asia.

There are 12 landlocked countries in Asia. These are: Nepal, Bhutan, Armenia, Mongolia, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

Asia has the highest mountain in the world. The Himalayas are spread across five Asian countries; India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan and China.

The biggest island in Asia is Borneo and it is the third largest island in the world situated in South-East of Asia. Borneo is known for its rainforests and special animals like Bornean Orangutan.

Asia is the continent with the most people living in it. That’s why more than 4.7 billion people live on the continent.

The most wildly spoken Asian languages are Japanese, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Bengali etc. Asia is the home to around 2,300 languages.

Asia is the birth place of all major religions- Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, Jainism, Sikh etc.

Asia has a very varied climate. Some parts of Asia are very cold, some are coastline, some are hilly area and some areas are very hot climate.

Due to different climates there is varied animals, birds, mammals and wildlife across Asia.

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