Over 4.2 billion people live in Asia, according to United Nations ESCAP. This accounts for 60 percent of Earth's population.Know More
Asia, the world's largest and most populous continent, is located in the eastern and northern hemispheres. Bounded by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Pacific Ocean on the east and the Indian Ocean on the south, Asia has 51 countries, with India and China being the most populous nations. Maldives is Asia's least populous nation. The population growth rate in Asia is very high, and it quadrupled over the last 100 years.
Although there has been great progress in reducing hunger and providing access to healthcare, education and basic services on the continent, an estimated 641 million Asians survive on less than $1 every day.Learn more in Asia
The smallest country in Asia is the Republic of Maldives, a country which lies in the Indian ocean region made up of over 1,192 coral islands spread over 90,000 square kilometers. The Maldives total land area is 298 square kilometers and is populated by 324,000 people as of 2012.Full Answer >
The largest desert in Asia is the Gobi Desert. The Gobi Desert spreads more than 800,000 square miles through Northern China and into Mongolia.Full Answer >
Russia covers all of North Asia. Siberia, which has been a part of Russia since the 17th century, runs from the Ural Mountains in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the east and from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the borders of Kazakhstan, Mongolia and China in the south. It covers approximately 10 percent of the Earth's surface.Full Answer >
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is located in Asia in the region known as the Middle East. It is the largest country in that region.Full Answer >