Asia Continent Facts
The Asian continent includes 48 countries that are members of the United Nations with the population of More than 4.4 billion people.
Asia’s neighbor continents are Africa and Europe to the west and the Pacific Ocean to the east.
Here are 14 Asia Continent Facts
FACT #1. The current population of Asia is 4,588,098,603 as of Friday, August 2, 2019, based on the latest United Nations estimates. [source]
FACT #2. The population of Asia is equivalent to 59.66% of the total world population.
FACT #3. Asia covers an area of 44,579,000 square kilometres (17,212,000 sq mi). It is about 30% of Earth’s total land area and 8.7% of the Earth’s total surface area.[source]
FACT #4. The 10 Largest Countries in Asia are: Russia (Top), China, India, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Mongolia, Indonesia, Pakistan, Turkey. The largest city of Asia in Shanghai in China.
FACT #5. The Maldives is one of the smallest countries in the world and also Asia’s smallest country.
FACT #6. The highest mountain in the world is Mount Everest in Asia.
FACT #7. The tallest buildings in the world are in Asia. The 828-meter (2,717 ft) tall Burj Khalifa in Dubai (Asia) is the tallest building in the world.
FACT #8. The best mango in the world is from the Philippines. The mango variety was listed as the sweetest in the world by the 1995 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records.
FACT#9. Asia (India) is also the largest producer and exporter of mango in the world.
FACT #10. The largest lake in the world is in Asia named Baikal Lake.
FACT #11. 90% of the world’s rice is consumed in Asian countries.
FACT #12. Asia has the highest number of billionaires in the world.
List of Asian capitals by region
Hong Kong (SAR of China)
Macau (SAR of China)
Pyongyang, North Korea
Seoul, South Korea
Taipei, Taiwan *
Camp Justice, BIOT (UK) *
New Delhi, India
Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, Sri Lanka
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
Dili, East Timor
Flying Fish Cove, Christmas Island (Australia)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia)
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Episkopi Cantonment, Akrotiri and Dhekelia (UK) *
Jerusalem, Israel *
Kuwait City, Kuwait
North Nicosia, Northern Cyprus *
Ramallah, Palestine (de facto) *
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Stepanakert, Artsakh *
Sukhumi, Abkhazia *
Tskhinvali, South Ossetia *