The continent with the largest landmass is Asia. Asia covers 17,139,445 square miles, which equals 8.7 percent of the Earth’s total surface area. As of 2014, Asia comprises 30 percent of the Earth’s land area and has 4.4 billion people, which is 60 percent of the world’s current human population.
Asia is the largest continent, in regards to area, by more than 5 million square miles. The continent is vast and it is located in both the Eastern and Northern Hemispheres. There are currently no boundaries that separate Asia from Europe. The boundaries for the two continents are determined culturally with no obvious geographical separation.Learn More
Asia is the continent with the largest population, with an estimated 4.29 billion residents as of 2014. The continent with the second-highest population is Africa, which is home to 1.11 billion people.Full Answer >
The largest glacier in the world is Lambert Glacier, as of 2014. It has a maximum width of about 60 miles and spans a total length of approximately 270 miles. This glacier is over 8,000 feet thick at its deepest point.Full Answer >
The world's largest sand dunes in terms of square miles are the Simpson Dunes in Australia. They cover more than 65,000 square miles of land area. The tallest roving sand dunes are found in the Namib Desert in Namibia, where a dune exceeds 1,200 feet.Full Answer >
Asia is the biggest of the seven continents in terms of area with over 17 million square miles, and it accounts for 30 percent of the Earth's land area. As of November 2014, it is also the biggest in terms of population.Full Answer >