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Asia

Land Area of Asia: 17,210,000 (mi²) / 44,029,797 (km²)
Population of Asia: 4,361,416,312 (2015)
Largest City in Asia: Tokyo, Japan (37,126,000) (2012)

Asia covers nearly 9 percent of the earth’s surface making it the largest of the continents on this world. That’s not all, true to form it’s also home to the most people in the world with an estimated population of 4.3 billion as of 2015 which represents an astonishing 60 percent of the world’s population.

Asia covers nearly 10% of the planet’s surface area and is loosely defined as the eastern portion of the Eurasia continent with the border following a line north from the Aegean Sea to the Black Sea to the north west corner of the Caspian Sea to the Ural River into the Arctic Ocean. 

Due to its size, it only follows that this enormous continent offers differing qualities as far as society, beliefs, ethnic gatherings, financial matters, history, and administrative frameworks. The continent is known for its immense differing qualities as far as society, situations, ethnic gatherings, financial matters, authentic foundation, furthermore the administration frameworks in countries such as Thailand, China, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and more.

With growing Regional Tourism with domination of Chinese visitors, MasterCard has released Global Destination Cities Index 2013 with 10 of 20 are dominated by Asia and Pacific Region Cities and also for the first time a city of a country from Asia (Bangkok) set in the top-ranked with 15.98 international visitors.

Asia is home to several language families and many language isolates. Most Asian countries have more than one language that is natively spoken. For instance, according to Ethnologue, more than 600 languages are spoken in Indonesia, more than 800 languages spoken in India, and more than 100 are spoken in the Philippines. China has many languages and dialects in different provinces.

Many of the world's major religions have their origins in Asia, including the five most practiced in the world (excluding irreligion), which are Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Chinese folk religion (classified as Confucianism and Taoism), and Buddhism respectively. Asian mythology is complex and diverse. The story of the Great Flood for example, as presented to Christians in the Old Testament in the narrative of Noah, is first found in Mesopotamian mythology, in the Epic of Gilgamesh. Hindu mythology tells about an Avatar of the God Vishnu in the form of a fish who warned Manu of a terrible flood. In ancient Chinese mythology, Shan Hai Jing, the Chinese ruler Da Yu, had to spend 10 years to control a deluge which swept out most of ancient China and was aided by the goddess Nüwa who literally fixed the broken sky through which huge rains were pouring.

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