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Asia is one of the seven most considerable and most populous continents globally: It covers 8.6% of the total land area and 60% of the total population. It is home to more than half the world's population.
Asia is traditionally part of Eurasia, with Europe to the west. Asia is located east of the Suez Canal, east of the Ural Mountains, and south of the Caucasus, the Himalayan Karakoram, and the Hindu Kush, the Caspian Black Sea. Tokyo, Jakarta, Baghdad, Delhi, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Karachi, Kolkata, and Bangkok are among the largest cities in continent Asia.
According to the census of 2018, its total population is 4,560,667,108. Most of the Asian continent's population lives on the banks of the great rivers because most of the community here is dependent on agriculture. Japan and India are among the most densely populated regions in the world.
The most populous country in the world is China, and about 20% of the world's population lives in China. The people in India are also overgrowing and will soon overtake China. The deserts and mountains of Asia are almost uninhabited, especially in Russia.
The total area of this continent is 44,579,000 km2. While the diversity of civilizations is found here, people's living standards are also very different. On the one hand, the people of Japan and the Gulf states of the Middle East have high standards of living, and on the other hand, some of the world's poorest countries are found in Asia, most notably North Korea, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Laos.
The economies of Asia's most impoverished states face severe difficulties due to civil wars, famines, floods, natural disasters, and the failure to adopt modern agriculture methods.
The fundamental source of livelihood for most of Asia's population is agriculture, and in some countries, there are very few industries. East China and Russia have heavy industries, but Japan tops the list in terms of industrial production. Japan is a world leader in the electronics industry, while Taiwan, South Korea, and Singapore also produce electronics. The economies of Taiwan and Malaysia have grown significantly in recent years and have been dubbed the "Asian Tiger."
Most Fertile lands of Asia
The continent's most fertile lands are located along rivers in China, India, and Pakistan, where rice is grown. Cash crops are also produced, such as dates in Southeast Asia, rubber in Southeast Asia, tea in India, China, and Sri Lanka, and coconuts in the islands of Southeast Asia. Appointments are an important cash crop in the Arabian Peninsula and adjoining areas where they have been cultivated since ancient times.
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- Asian Journal
- Bloomberg Asian Pacific
- Asian Reporter
- Asian Tribune
- Asian Age
- South China Morning Post
- Northwest Asian Weekly
- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst
- Channel News Asia
- Global Capital