Interesting Facts About Asia

December 15, 2009 | In: Geography Facts

The word Asia originated from the Greek word “????”, first attributed to Herodotus (about 440 BC) in reference to Anatolia.

Asia covers 8.6% of the earth’s total surface area (or 29.9% of its land area) and with approximately 4 billion people, it hosts 60% of the world’s current human population.

The area of Asia is larger than the land area of the moon. Asia is also the largest continent in size and population with a population that is over half the Earth’s population most is in China.

Asia and Europe are not separate land masses. They are divided by the Ural Mountains.

Asia has the third largest nominal GDP of all continents, after North America and Europe.

More than 600 languages are spoken in Indonesia, more than 800 languages spoken in India and more than 100 are spoken in the Philippines.

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1 Response to Interesting Facts About Asia


interesting facts about asia

August 7th, 2010 at 4:36 am

Asia is one of the continent where in one can find a lot of diversity .Each and every country has its own culture and tradition .There are so many places to visit and explore the things which has not yet been discovered.It has its own place in the world’s map for its unique contribution towards mankind.All the countries of Asian continent are playing a pivotal role in world’s economy……..

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