The most populated continent on Earth is Asia. The rest of the continents, ordered by population, are Africa, the Americas (if considered together), Europe, Australia and Antarctica.
Asia has the largest population in the world at approximately 4.2 billion people, which makes up more than half of the approximately 7 billion people on the planet. Asia contains both of the two most populated countries: China and India. China has a population of over 1.3 billion people, while India has a population of about 1.2 billion. The next biggest country in the world is the United States, which has a considerably lower population of just over 300 million people.Learn More
China's population grew rapidly from 1949 to 1980 due to high birth rates and low death rates, according to Asia for Educators from Columbia University. The 2010 Chinese census put the population at 1.34 billion, as reported by the New York Times.Full Answer >
Of Earth's seven continents, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe and Oceania, Antarctica has the fewest number of nations because it has no native population. South America supports 12 nations, the second fewest number of nations per continent.Full Answer >
According to the CIA World Factbook, as of 2014 there are approximately 1.014 men for every 1 woman on Earth, making boys slightly more populous than girls. At birth, the ratio is approximately 1.07 males to each female, but the shorter lifespan of males reduces that advantage slightly.Full Answer >
Indonesia is located within the continent of Asia and shares borders with Papa New Guinea, East Timor and Malaysia. Indonesia is an archipelago consisting of over 13,000 inhabited islands and 33 provinces. Indonesia comprises a total land area of 735,358 square miles.Full Answer >