Asia is the largest and most populous continent on planet Earth, with over 4.3 billion people and an area of 17,212,000 square miles (44,578,875 km2). The continent of Asia is east of Europe and northeast of Africa. The world's oldest civilizations are in Asia, in countries like India and China. Asia and Europe together form one big continent called Eurasia. Asia is home to a majority of the human population (60% of humans live in Asia) and compromises 30% of the Earth's land area. Around the 1400s-1600s, many European explorers tried to find a safe trade route to India. A very well-known explorer who successfully explored Asia was Marco Polo. Asia is bordered in the east by the Pacific Ocean, in the south by the Indian Ocean and the Southern Ocean, to the north by the Arctic Ocean, and to the west by Europe and North Africa.


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 Western Asia 

 Northern Asia 

 Central Asia 

 Eastern Asia 

 Southern Asia 

 South East Asia 

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