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.

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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 31 Asia web directory related resources in this category!

  • Wikipedia: Asia EP
    Official Wikipedia page for Asia. Offers detailed information about the region, its composing countries, demographics, cultures and politics. Tourism and economy categories are also portrayed.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asia

  • ADRC EP
    Interested in increasing disaster resilience in member countries. Also, it includes a research guide, archives and news on current natural disasters.
    http://www.adrc.asia/

  • 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

  • ARCBC EP
    A group that provides information on training, research and current news.
    http://www.arcbc.org.ph/

  • 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 Art Archive EP
    Includes archives of contemporary Asian art and details on Asian-related art exhibitions.
    http://www.aaa.org.hk/

  • 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/

  • Asian Art EP
    A publication that features contemporary and installation art. It also focuses on classical subjects that include Indian sculpture.
    http://www.asianartnewspaper.com/

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