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. More »

Asia is the largest continent in the world, composed of 50 separate countries and encompassing a total of 17,139,000 square miles. The continent is home to about 3.3 billion people, which is nearly 60 percent of the worl... More »

South Asia is often referred to as a subcontinent because the countries that form South Asia are considered to be part of a large, self-contained landmass within a larger continent. The South Asian subcontinent is also c... More »

Asia is the largest continent in the world, composed of 50 separate countries and encompassing a total of 17,139,000 square miles. The continent is home to about 3.3 billion people, which is nearly 60 percent of the worl... More »

Southern Asia is more mountainous than northern Asia; the majority of the latter is dominated by the relatively flat tundra of Russia, with only the Ural Mountains rising in the far western area of the continent. In cont... More »

Asia is the world's largest continent and is bordered to the west by Europe, the Mediterranean Sea, the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. Asia is bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the east. The Arctic Ocean and various other... More »

The name of the continent of Asia was derived from a word in Ancient Greek and was used in Herodutus' Histories in 440 B.C. It is speculated that the name was in use long before its first appearance in text, but may have... More »