Asia is the planet's largest as well as most populous continent. It is located in the eastern and northern hemispheres with a total area of 44,579,000 square kilometers.

Asia map
Asia

Asia covers about 8.7% of the Earth's total surface-area. The population strength is about 3.9 billion which hosts approximately 62% of world's total population.

It is bordered by the Suez Canal and Ural Mountains, Caucasus Mountains and the Black and Caspian Sea in the west, the Pacific Ocean in the east, the Arctic Ocean in the north and the Indian-Ocean in the south. Asia is the home the world's tallest mountain Mt. Everest in Nepal (8,848m) and the lowest point is the Dead Sea in Israel (422m).

Asia is subdivided in to 48 individual countries with China being the largest. Other important countries in Asia include Russia (transcontinental country extended over both Asia and Europe), Japan, India, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. Amu Darya, Indus, Ganges are the major rivers flow across Asian region.

If you are planning a visit to Asia, make sure to check out some of the natural landmarks. If you are staying in a Tokyo hotel for a few days, visit the majestic Mount Fuji which will take your breath away. Some other places to check out is Ayers Rock, the Gobi Desert, Himalayas and The Great Wall of China, to mention a few. When it comes to Climatic conditions, Asia is moist across southeast regions while dry over the interiors.


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There are 16 Asia web directory related resources in this category!

  • AirAsia
    Official website of a Asian airline. Offers flights between major cities in Asia. Flight searches and bookings can be made directly from the website.
    http://www.airasia.com/ot/en/home.page

  • Asia
    Asia's Human Rights Watch webpage. Offers news items and updates relating to human rights in Asia. New updates are posted on a regular basis and important stories are detailed constantly.
    http://www.hrw.org/asia

  • Asia Society
    Cultural reference website for the artistic, cultural heritage of Asia. Provides information about major works which represent and target Asian culture.
    http://asiasociety.org/

  • Asia Times
    Official branch of The Times in Asia. Offers articles in a variety of categories, portraying several popular domains, like entertainment, sports, life and technology.
    http://www.atimes.com/

  • Asia-Pacific Economic Corporation
    An organization aimed to improve relations between Asian countries and the West. Offers news items and new updates which interest the general Asian population.
    http://www.apec.org/

  • AsiaOne
    Offers news items related to Asia. Based in Singapore, the news source offers items in a variety of domains and categories.
    http://www.asiaone.com/

  • BBC Asia
    Official BBC branch which targets Asia. Offers news articles, videos and other media-related resources pertaining to Asia.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world/asia/

  • Culture of Asia
    A conglomerate of culture-related events and publications in Asia. Several online magazines comprise the whole website.
    http://www.clubasia.co.jp/

  • Dot.Asia
    Official page for domain distribution in Asia. Promoting purchases of Asian domains to increase the online Asian market.
    http://www.dot.asia/

  • ExpatAds.com: Qatar Classifieds
    Ads strictly related to Quatar. Ysers can browse or post new local ads such as business, jobs, property, cars, used items and more.
    http://www.expatads.com/21-Qatar/

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