ASIA: the biggest continent of the world. Ms. Masambo II year. Students, as you travel Asia kindly take down n otes in order for you t o unravel your past b y knowing the geography o f your place. Enjoy d iscovering!. Asia.
ASIA: the biggest continent of the world
Students, as you travel
Asia kindly take down
notes in order for you
to unravel your past by
knowing the geography
of your place. Enjoy
Click the link and watch the video, a short introduction of Asia
Asia is divided into 5 regions, the biggest land area is East Asia and the smallest is Central/North Asia. It is also a continent of diversity because of its varied climate, settings, and people. Click each region to know the countries that are located in these regions.
After knowing the countries that are located in each region, let us
now explore the regions’ topography, climate, and resources by
Clicking the links below.
It covers about 12,000,000km2
(4,600,000 sq. mi), or about 28% of the Asiancontinent, about 15% bigger than the area of Europe . More than 1.5 billion people, about 38% of the population of Asia and 22% or over one fifth of all the people in the world, live in East Asia.
Its’ land area is 4,379,055 sq. km. South Asia is home to well over one fifth of the world's population, making it both the most populous and the most densely populated geographical region in the world.
Western Asia, or Southwest Asia, are terms that describe the westernmost portion of Asia. The terms are partly coterminous with the Middle East, which describes a geographical position in relation to Western Europe rather than its location within Asia. With a total land mass of 6,904,791 sq. km.
Southeast Asia or South-eastern Asia is a sub region of Asia, consisting of the countries that are geographically south of China, east of India, west of New Guinea and north of Australia. The region lies on the intersection of geological plates, with heavy seismic and volcanic activity. With a land mass of 4,500,000 km2(1,700,000 sq. mi) and a population of 610,000,000.
It is also sometimes referred to as Middle Asia, and, colloquially, "the 'stans" (as the five countries generally considered to be within the region all have names ending with the Persian suffix "-stan", meaning "land of“. With a land mass of 1,545,721 sq. km and a population of 48,860,993.