Some Facts About Asia
LYALLPUR CITY, Dec 17, 2020: Asian Regions Conventionally there are six main geographical regions or sub-regions in Asia. Northern Asia Western Asia Central Asia Eastern Asia Southern Asia Southeast Asia Some Facts about Asia Map of Countries in Asia Map of Countries in Asia Asia is the largest of the five continents on Planet Earth in area and population. The term Asia refers conventionally to the eastern portion of the Eurasian landmass plus the island country of Japan and the island nations of Maritime Southeast Asia. The continent is situated almost entirely north of the equator except for some Southeast Asian islands.
Asia is connected to Africa by the Isthmus of Suez and borders Europe (part of the same landmass) along the Ural Mountains and across the Caspian Sea. Area Asia covers an area of about 49.7 million km² (19,189,277 square miles), which corresponds to about 30 percent of the Earth's total land area. How many countries are there in Asia? The area is shared by 50 countries. By far the largest nation by area is Russia, with more than 17 million km², 13 million km² (77%) are in Asia. The second-largest country is China, with an area of 9.6 million km². The smallest independent state in Asia is the island nation of Maldives with 298 km².