Asia is the largest continent in the entire world. It spans a huge area of approximately 43,820,000 km2 of land and occupies around 29.5 percent of the world's total landmass.
There are numerous countries and territories located on the continent of Asia, with some countries being situated in both Asia and Europe. The estimated total population of Asia is over 4,393,296,000 inhabitants, making it the most populous continent in the world.
Asia is located mainly in the Eastern and Northern Hemispheres and is bordered to the north by the Arctic Ocean, the west by the European continent, the south by the Indian Ocean and the east by the Pacific Ocean.
Interesting Facts for Kids: What countries are in Asia?
The countries of Asia in alphabetical order are as follows:
Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen.
Interesting Facts for Kids: What is the largest country in Asia?
The largest country in Asia is Russia, it is also the largest country in the entire world. Part of Russia is located on the continent of Europe, however, the majority of its area, approximately 77 percent, is located on the Asian continent. Russia occupies a total land area of around 17,098,200 km2. The approximate population of this country is 143,989,754. The vast majority of Russia's population reside in the capital city of Moscow.
What is the second largest country in Asia?
The second largest country on the continent of Asia is China which spreads across a total area of 9,598,000 km2. It has a huge population of more than 1,409,517,397 people making China the most populated country in Asia and the entire world! The capital city of China is Beijing and the most populated city is Shanghai. China has more border countries than any other country in world. It shares its borders with 14 other countries in total.
Interesting Facts for Kids: What is the smallest country in Asia?
The smallest country in Asia is the island country of the Maldives which is formed of an extensive archipelago of coral islands and atolls surrounded by the Indian Ocean. The Maldive Islands span a total area of around 300 km2 of land and the country has a population of approximately 426,330 inhabitants.
Interesting Facts for Kids: What are the most populated cities in Asia?
The top ten most populated cities of Asia are Shanghai in China, Karachi in Pakistan, Beijing in China, Dhaka in Bangladesh, Delhi in India, Istanbul in Turkey, Toyko in Japan, Mumbai in India, Guangzhou in China, and Shenzhen in China. From this list of large cities, only Beijing, Dhaka and Tokyo are in fact capital cities.