Continents / Asia

Asia, a vast continent spanning approximately 44 579 000 km² (17,212,000 square miles) and encompassing neighboring islands, stands as the largest continent, constituting 30% of the Earth’s total land area. It is noteworthy that for classification purposes (when considering the Americas as two separate continents), Asia remains the largest single landmass.

Home to over 4.6 billion people, Asia proudly holds the title of the most populous continent on Earth, surpassing all others. In 2020, it accounted for a staggering 60.7% of the world’s total population. The dynamic nations within Asia exhibit diverse cultures, languages, and histories, contributing to the rich tapestry of global civilization. Furthermore, Asia has experienced significant population growth, solidifying its influential role in shaping the demographic landscape of our planet.