Fact of Asia?

  • With outlying islands, it covers an estimated 44,936,000 sq km (17,350,000 sq mi), or about one-third of the world's total land area.
  • Its peoples account for three-fifths of the world's population; in the early 1990s, Asia had more than 3.2 billion inhabitants.
  • Lying almost entirely in the northern hemisphere, Asia is bounded on the north by the Arctic Ocean, on the east by the Bering Strait and the Pacific Ocean, on the south by the Indian Ocean, and on the southwest by the Red and Mediterranean seas.
  • Its westernmost point is Cape Baba in northwestern Turkey, and its easternmost point is Cape Dezhnyov in northeastern Siberia.
  • The continent's greatest width from east to west is about 8500 km (about 5300 mi).