Southwest Asia is comprised of urban pockets as well as expansive land masses, most notably the Arabian Desert and East Sahero-Arabian Xeric Shrublands, which combined make up the most continuous body of sand in the worl... More »

Southwest Asia's most important natural resources are petroleum and natural gas. This area, also known as Western Asia and the Middle East, contains 40 percent of the world's natural gas and over half its oil. 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 »

It is possible to purchase physical maps of Asia, which include South Asia, from the Maps of World website. It offers various types of files for downloading and printing that are available in low or high resolution and i... More »

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Southwest Asia's most important natural resources are petroleum and natural gas. This area, also known as Western Asia and the Middle East, contains 40 percent of the world's natural gas and over half its oil. 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 »