Made up of 48 countries, Asia is the largest continent in the world.
Home to 60% of the world’s current human population, Asia is diverse in climate as well as cultures. Located primarily on the eastern and northern hemispheres, it has a total land area of 44,579,000 sq km.
From the hot and humid climates of Indonesia to the extreme cold weather of Russia, Asia is also diverse in its flora and fauna boasting some of the most exotic animals like the Komodo Dragon and the largest cat in the world, the tiger.
Covering one-third of the world’s land area, Asia is also home to the highest mountain in the world (Mount Everest) and the lowest point on earth (The Dead Sea).
Its people and religions are unique and diverse. Some of the prominent religions found are Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Christianity. Asian history goes back to some of the earliest civilizations in the world like that of Mesopotamia and the Indus Valley.
Today, its modern cities thrive on the fast moving economy and boast the second highest nominal GDP in the world.
Blessed with rich natural resources such as petroleum, forests, water, rice and silver, Asia plays a crucial role in the world as a hub for modern infrastructure and tourism.