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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 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.