Over 4.2 billion people live in Asia, according to United Nations ESCAP. This accounts for 60 percent of Earth's population.Continue Reading
Asia, the world's largest and most populous continent, is located in the eastern and northern hemispheres. Bounded by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Pacific Ocean on the east and the Indian Ocean on the south, Asia has 51 countries, with India and China being the most populous nations. Maldives is Asia's least populous nation. The population growth rate in Asia is very high, and it quadrupled over the last 100 years.
Although there has been great progress in reducing hunger and providing access to healthcare, education and basic services on the continent, an estimated 641 million Asians survive on less than $1 every day.Learn more about Asia
Asia is the largest and most populous continent, and facts about it are innumerable. The continent makes up 8.7 percent of the world's surface area and 29.5 percent of its total land area.Full Answer >
Asia is in the Northern hemisphere, except for parts of Indonesia. Asia is the largest and most populated of the seven continents. Asia also lies entirely in the Eastern hemisphere.Full Answer >
There are 48 countries in Asia that are all members of the United Nations. There are six countries that are not members of the United Nations, but have various levels of recognition and six countries that are dependent territories.Full Answer >
There are many endangered species in Asia, including fish such as the Sompong's rasbora of Thailand, mammals such as the south China tiger, primates such Sumatran orangutan of Indonesia, reptiles such as the Red River giant softshell turtle and birds such as the spoon-billed sandpiper. As of February 2015, some of these animals, such as the Sumatran elephant and the Yangtze finless porpoise, are considered critically endangered. Full Answer >