Asia

Asia is home to the majority of humanity, lively cities, sublime landscapes and almost endless options. Asia varies from the mega-cities and technology capitals of to the magnificent monuments in , and from the beach bungalows and jungle treks of to the desert ruins and modern mega-malls of the .

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, the largest country in , has many of the world's highest mountains, most populated cities, and longest rivers. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

, known as Nihon or Nippon in Japanese, is an island nation in . Photo: JurriaanH, CC BY-SA 3.0.

was the cradle of ancient civilizations such as Imperial China, ancient Korea, ancient Japan and the Mongol Empire, and is today home to 1.6 billion people. Photo: Q197342, Public domain.

is one of the world's oldest civilizations. Its long and rich history is present both in people's thinking and values and in the art, architecture, and feats of engineering that remain from dynasties past. Photo: Seebeer, Public domain.

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, also known as the Indian Subcontinent, is a triangular landmass bordered by the in the north, the Indian Ocean in the south, and the Ganges and Indus river valleys in east and west. Photo: Simon-and-you, CC BY 3.0.

is a group of diverse tropical countries between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean, featuring cultures influenced by both and and hosting large communities of Overseas Chinese. Photo: Gerd Eichmann, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The is a region mainly in Western Asia, between the eastern shores of the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian Ocean. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is a rugged, arid region, historically coveted for its position between and… Photo: Tokatosha, CC BY-SA 4.0.

The is a region between the Black and Caspian Seas. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

Asia

Latitude of center
35° or 35° north
Longitude of center
99° or 99° east
Population
4,000,000,000
Open­Street­Map ID
node 36966065
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Also Known As

  • Abkhazian: Asya
  • Abkhazian: Азиа
  • Achinese: Asia
  • Adyghe: Азие
  • Afar: Aziya
  • Afrikaans: Asië
  • Akan: Ehyia
  • Albanian: Azia
  • Amharic: እስያ
  • Ancient Greek (to 1453): Ασία
  • Arabic: Asya
  • Arabic: آسيا
  • Aragonese: Asia
  • Armenian: Ասիա
  • Arpitan: Asia
  • Assamese: এছিয়া
  • Asturian: Asia
  • Avaric: Asia
  • Avaric: Азия
  • Aymara: Asya
  • Azerbaijani: Asiya
  • Balinese: Asia
  • Bambara: Asia
  • Banjar: Asia
  • Bashkir: Азия
  • Basque: Asia
  • Bavarian: Asien
  • Belarusian: Азія
  • Bengali: এশিয়া
  • Bhojpuri: एशिया
  • Bhojpuri: एशिया महादीप
  • Bishnupriya: এশিয়া
  • Bislama: Asia
  • Bosnian: Azija
  • Brahui: Eşíá
  • Breton: Azia
  • Bulgarian: Азия
  • Burmese: အာရှ
  • Catalan: Continent Asiàtic
  • Catalan: Continent asiàtic
  • Catalan: Àsia
  • Cebuano: Asya
  • Central Bikol: Asya
  • Central Kurdish: ئاسیا
  • Chamorro: Asia
  • Chavacano: Asia
  • Chechen: Ази
  • Cherokee: ᎡᏏᏱ
  • Cherokee: ᏓᎶᏂᎦᏍᏛ
  • Cheyenne: Asia
  • Chinese: A-chiu
  • Chinese: 亚洲/亞洲
  • Chinese: 亚洲
  • Chinese: 亚细亚
  • Chinese: 亞洲
  • Chinese: 亞細亞
  • Chinese: 亞細亞洲
  • Chinese: 日出之地
  • Chinese: 東日洲
  • Church Slavic: Асїꙗ
  • Chuvash: Ази
  • Cornish: Asi
  • Corsican: Asia
  • Crimean Tatar: Asiya
  • Croatian: Azija
  • Czech: Asie
  • Danish: Asien
  • Dimli (individual language): Asya
  • Dotyali: एसिया
  • Dutch: Aziatische continent
  • Dutch: Azie
  • Dutch: Azië
  • Eastern Mari: Азий
  • Egyptian Arabic: اسيا
  • English: Asian continent
  • Erzya: Азия Мастор
  • Esperanto: Azio
  • Estonian: Aasia
  • Extremaduran: Ásia
  • Faroese: Asia
  • Fiji Hindi: Asia
  • Fijian: Esia
  • Finnish: Aasia
  • Finnish: Asia
  • French: Asie
  • Friulian: Asie
  • Fulah: Aasiya
  • Gagauz: Aziya
  • Galician: Asia
  • Galician: آسیا
  • Gan Chinese: 亞洲
  • Ganda: Asia
  • Georgian: აზია
  • German: Asien
  • Gilaki: آسیا
  • Goan Konkani: आशिया खंड
  • Goan Konkani: ಏಷ್ಯಾ
  • Gorontalo: Asia
  • Gothic: 𐌰𐍃𐌹𐌰
  • Greek: Ασία
  • Guarani: Ásia
  • Guianese Creole French: Lazi
  • Gujarati: એશિયા
  • Haitian: Azi
  • Hakka Chinese: Â-chû
  • Hausa: Asiya
  • Hausa: Â-chû
  • Hausa: ʻĀkia
  • Hawaiian: ‘Ākia
  • Hebrew: אסיה
  • Hindi: एशिया
  • Hungarian: Ázsia
  • Icelandic: Asía
  • Ido: Azia
  • Igbo: Asia
  • Iloko: Asia
  • Inari Sami: Aasia
  • Indonesian: Asia
  • Ingush: Ази
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Asia
  • Interlingue: Asia
  • Inuktitut: ᐊᓰᐊ
  • Irish: An Áise
  • Irish: an Áise
  • Italian: Asia
  • Jamaican Creole English: Ieja
  • Japanese: アジア
  • Japanese: 亜細亜
  • Javanese: Asia
  • Kabardian: Азиэ
  • Kabiyè: Aazii tɛtʋ wandamm
  • Kabyle: Asya
  • Kalaallisut: Asia
  • Kalmyk: Азия
  • Kannada: ಏಷ್ಯಾ
  • Kara-Kalpak: Aziya
  • Karachay-Balkar: Азия
  • Kashmiri: ایشیا
  • Kashubian: Azëjô
  • Kazakh: Азия
  • Khmer: អាស៊ី
  • Kinyarwanda: Aziya
  • Kirghiz: Азия
  • Komi-Permyak: Азия
  • Komi: Азия
  • Kongo: Azia
  • Korean: 아세아
  • Korean: 아시아
  • Kotava: Asia
  • Kurdish: Asya
  • Ladin: Asia
  • Ladino: Asya
  • Lao: Asia
  • Lao: ອາຊີ
  • Latgalian: Azeja
  • Latin: Asia
  • Latvian: Āzija
  • Lezghian: Азия
  • Ligurian: Asia
  • Limburgan: Azië
  • Lingala: Azía
  • Lingua Franca Nova: Asia
  • Literary Chinese: 亞洲
  • Literary Chinese: 亞細亞
  • Literary Chinese: 亞細亞洲
  • Lithuanian: Azija
  • Livvi: Aazii
  • Lojban: zdotu'a
  • Lombard: Asia
  • Low German: Asien
  • Low German: Azie
  • Lower Sorbian: Azija
  • Luxembourgish: Asien
  • Macedo-Romanian: Asia
  • Macedonian: Азија
  • Maithili: एशिया
  • Malagasy: Azia
  • Malay: Asia
  • Malayalam: ഏഷ്യ
  • Maltese: Asja
  • Manx: Yn Aishey
  • Maori: Āhia
  • Marathi: आशिया
  • Mazanderani: آسیا
  • Min Dong Chinese: Ā-ciŭ
  • Min Nan Chinese: A-chiu
  • Min Nan Chinese: À-chiu
  • Minangkabau: Asia
  • Mingrelian: აზია
  • Mirandese: Ásia
  • Moksha: Азия
  • Mon: အာရှ
  • Mongolian: Ази
  • Mongolian: အာရှ
  • N'Ko: ߊߖ߭ߌ߫
  • Narom: Âsie
  • Nauru: Eija
  • Navajo: (*"asia")
  • Navajo: (*"asia")
  • Ndonga: Asia
  • Neapolitan: Asia
  • Nepali: एसिया
  • Newari: एसिया
  • Northern Frisian: Aasien
  • Northern Luri: آسؽا
  • Northern Luri: آسیا
  • Northern Sami: Ásia
  • Norwegian: Asia
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Asia
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Asia
  • Novial: Asia
  • Nyanja: Asia
  • Occitan (post 1500): Asia
  • Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE): ܐܣܝܐ
  • Old English (ca. 450-1100): Asia
  • Oriya: ଏସିଆ
  • Oromo: Eeshiyaa
  • Oromo: Eshiyaa
  • Ossetian: Ази
  • Pampanga: Asia
  • Pangasinan: Asia
  • Panjabi: ਏਸ਼ੀਆ
  • Papiamento: Asia
  • Pedi: Asia
  • Pennsylvania German: Asie
  • Persian: آسیا
  • Pfaelzisch: Asie
  • Pfaelzisch: Asien
  • Picard: Asie
  • Piemontese: Asia
  • Pitcairn-Norfolk: Asya
  • Polish: Azja
  • Pontic: Ασίαν
  • Portuguese: continente asiático
  • Portuguese: Ásia
  • Pushto: آسيا
  • Quechua: Asya
  • Romanian: Asia
  • Romansh: Asia
  • Russia Buriat: Аази
  • Russia Buriat: Ази
  • Russian: Азия
  • Rusyn: Азія
  • Samoan: Asia
  • Samogitian: Azėjė
  • Sango: Asie
  • Sanskrit: एशियाखण्डः
  • Sanskrit: जम्बुद्वीपः
  • Sanskrit: जम्बूद्वीपः
  • Santali: ᱮᱥᱤᱭᱟ
  • Saraiki: ایشیاء
  • Sardinian: Asia
  • Saterfriesisch: Asien
  • Scots: Asie
  • Scottish Gaelic: Àisia
  • Serbian: Азија
  • Serbo-Croatian: Azija
  • Shan: ဢေးသျိူဝ်း
  • Shan: ဢေးသျႃး
  • Shona: Asia
  • Sicilian: Asia
  • Silesian: Azyjo
  • Sindhi: ايشيا
  • Sinhala: ආසියාව
  • Skolt Sami: Aasia
  • Slovak: Ázia
  • Slovenian: Azija
  • Somali: Aasiya
  • South Azerbaijani: آسیا
  • Southern Sotho: Asia
  • Spanish: Asia
  • Sranan Tongo: Asi
  • Sundanese: Asia
  • Swahili: Asia
  • Swedish: Asia
  • Swedish: Asien
  • Swiss German: Asie
  • Tagalog: Asya
  • Tahitian: ’Ātia
  • Tajik: Осиё
  • Tamil: ஆசிய கண்டம்
  • Tamil: ஆசியக் கண்டம்
  • Tamil: ஆசியா
  • Tatar: Asia
  • Tatar: Азия
  • Tatar: Асия
  • Telugu: ఆసియా
  • Tetum: Ázia
  • Thai: Asia
  • Thai: ทวีปเอเชีย
  • Thai: ทวีปเอเซีย
  • Thai: เอเชีย
  • Thai: เอเซีย
  • Tibetan: ཨེ་ཤེ་ཡ།
  • Tigrinya: ኣስያ
  • Tok Pisin: Esia
  • Tonga (Tonga Islands): ʻĒsia
  • Tosk Albanian: Asien
  • Tsonga: Asia
  • Tsonga: Axiya
  • Tulu: ಏಷ್ಯಾ
  • Tumbuka: Asia
  • Turkish: Asya
  • Turkish: Asya kıtası
  • Turkmen: Aziýa
  • Tuvinian: Азия
  • Udmurt: Азия
  • Uighur: ئاسىيا
  • Ukrainian: Азія
  • Upper Sorbian: Azija
  • Urdu: ایشیا
  • Uzbek: Osiyo
  • Venetian: Axia
  • Veps: Azii
  • Vietnamese: Châu Á
  • Vietnamese: châu Á
  • Vietnamese: Á
  • Vietnamese: Á châu
  • Vlaams: Azië
  • Vlax Romani: Asia
  • Volapük: Siyop
  • Võro: Aasia
  • Walloon: Azeye
  • Waray (Philippines): Asya
  • Welsh: Asia
  • Western Armenian: Ասիա
  • Western Frisian: Aazje
  • Western Mari: Ази
  • Western Panjabi: ایشیا
  • Western Panjabi: ایشیاء
  • Wolof: Asi
  • Wu Chinese: 亚洲
  • Wu Chinese: 亚细亚
  • Wu Chinese: 亚细亚洲
  • Xhosa: I-Eshiya
  • Yakut: Азия
  • Yiddish: אזיע
  • Yoruba: Ásíà
  • Yue Chinese: 亞洲
  • Yue Chinese: 亞細亞
  • Yue Chinese: 亞細亞洲
  • Yue Chinese: 亞西亞洲
  • Yue Chinese: 日出之地
  • Yue Chinese: 東日洲
  • Zeeuws: Azië
  • Zhuang: Yacouh
  • Zulu: I-Eshiya
  • ኤስያ
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