Asia is the largest continent in the world containing about 60% of the human population. China and India alone account for over one-third of the world's population.

Asia's boundaries are not defined, but the most recognised boundaries are the Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Arctic Ocean, Suez Canal, Ural River, Ural Mountains, Caucasus Mountains and the Caspian and Black Seas. Along with Europe, Asia lies in Eurasia, the largest single landmass in the world.

Asia is divided into the following regions. East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Central Asia, and the Middle East.

  • East Asia includes: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macao, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, and Taiwan.
  • Southeast Asia includes:Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam
  • South Asia includes: Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Iran.
  • Central Asia includes: Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia.
  • Middle East includes: Bahrain, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, the Palestinian Territories, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, .


Top 10 cities by population

  1. Tokyo is the biggest metropolis in Asia. It is one of 47 prefectures of Japan. It offers almost unlimited choice of shopping, entertainment, and dining. The city is a must see place if you have never been to Japan.
  2. Seoul in South Korea is the world's second largest metropolitan area. With over 2000 years of history, today it is a leading city for technology and modern living.
  3. Shanghai
  4. Karachi
  5. Beijing
  6. Mumbai
  7. Jakarta
  8. Delhi
  9. Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto
  10. Manila

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