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: Kumaravels, CC BY 2.5 in.

, 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 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.

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; Adygei: Азие
  • Afar: Aziya
  • Afrikaans: Asië
  • Akan: Ehyia
  • Albanian: Azia
  • Amharic: እስያ
  • Arabic: Asya
  • Arabic: آسيا
  • Aragonese: Asia
  • Aramaic: ܐܣܝܐ
  • Armenian: Ասիա
  • Assamese: এছিয়া
  • Asturian; Bable: 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
  • Bihari : एशिया
  • 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 Bicolano: Asya
  • Central Kurdish: ئاسیا
  • Chamorro: Asia
  • Chavacano: Asia
  • Chechen: Ази
  • Cherokee: ᎡᏏᏱ
  • Cherokee: ᏓᎶᏂᎦᏍᏛ
  • Cheyenne: Asia
  • Chichewa; Nyanja: 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: 亞细亞
  • Chinese: 日出之地
  • Chinese: 東日洲
  • Church Slavic: Асїꙗ
  • Chuvash: Ази
  • Cornish: Asi
  • Corsican: Asia
  • Crimean Turkish; Crimean Tatar: Asiya
  • Croatian: Azija
  • Czech: Asie
  • Danish: Asien
  • Dimli: Asya
  • Dutch: Aziatische continent
  • Dutch: Azie
  • Dutch: Azië
  • Eastern Mari: Азий
  • Egyptian Spoken Arabic: اسيا
  • Emiliano-Romagnolo: Asia
  • English, Old (ca.450-1100): Asia
  • English: Asian continent
  • Erzya: Азия Мастор
  • Esperanto: Azio
  • Estonian: Aasia
  • Extremaduran: Ásia
  • Faroese: Asia
  • Fijian: Esia
  • Fijian Hindustani: Asia
  • Finnish: Aasia
  • Finnish: Asia
  • Franco-Provençal: Asia
  • French: Asie
  • Frisian: Aazje
  • Friulian: Asie
  • Fulah: Aasiya
  • Gaelic (Scots): Àisia
  • Gagauz: Aziya
  • Gallegan: Asia
  • Gallegan: آسیا
  • Gan Chinese: 亞洲
  • Ganda: Asia
  • Georgian: აზია
  • German: Asien
  • Gilaki: آسیا
  • Goanese Konkani: आशिया खंड
  • Goanese Konkani: ಏಷ್ಯಾ
  • Gorontalo: Asia
  • Gothic: 𐌰𐍃𐌹𐌰
  • Greek, Ancient (to 1453): Ασία
  • Greek: Ασία
  • Guarani: Ásia
  • Guianese Creole French: Lazi
  • Gujarati: એશિયા
  • Haitian; Haitian Creole: 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
  • Kabiyé: Aazii tɛtʋ wandamm
  • Kabyle: Asya
  • Kalaallisut: Asia
  • Kalmyk; Oirat: 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
  • Kurdish: Asya
  • Ladin: Asia
  • Ladino: Asya
  • Lao: Asia
  • Lao: ອາຊີ
  • Latin: Asia
  • Latvian: Āzija
  • Letzeburgesch: Asien
  • Lezghian: Азия
  • Ligurian: Asia
  • Limburgish, Limburger, Limburgan: Azië
  • Lingala: Azía
  • Lithuanian: Azija
  • Livvi: Aazii
  • Lojban: zdotu'a
  • Lombard: Asia
  • Low German; Low Saxon: Asien
  • Low German; Low Saxon: Azie
  • Macedo Romanian: Asia
  • Macedonian: Азија
  • Maithili: एशिया
  • Malagasy: Azia
  • Malay (generic): Asia
  • Malay (generic): اسيا
  • Malayalam: ഏഷ്യ
  • Maltese: Asja
  • Manipuri: ꯑꯦꯁꯤꯌꯥ
  • 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
  • Moldavian: Асия
  • Mon: အာရှ
  • Mongolian: Ази
  • Mongolian: အာရှ
  • Mongolian: ꯑꯦꯁꯤꯌꯥ
  • Moroccan Spoken Arabic: آسيا
  • Narom: Âsie
  • Nauru: Eija
  • Navajo: (*"asia")
  • Navajo: (*"asia")
  • Ndonga: Asia
  • Neapolitan: Asia
  • Nepali: एसिया
  • Newari: एसिया
  • Nias: Asia
  • Northern Frisian: Aasien
  • Northern Luri: آسیا
  • Northern Sami: Ásia
  • Norwegian: Asia
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Asia
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Asia
  • Novial: Asia
  • Occitan (post 1500); Provençal: Asia
  • Oriya: ଏସିଆ
  • Oromo: Eeshiyaa
  • Oromo: Eshiyaa
  • Ossetian; Ossetic: Ази
  • Pampanga: Asia
  • Pangasinan: Asia
  • Panjabi: ਏਸ਼ੀਆ
  • Papiamento: 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
  • Raeto-Romance: Asia
  • Romanian: Asia
  • Russia Buriat: Аази
  • Russia Buriat: Ази
  • Russian: Азия
  • Rusyn: Азія
  • Samoan: Asia
  • Sango: Asie
  • Sanskrit: एशियाखण्डः
  • Sanskrit: जम्बुद्वीपः
  • Sanskrit: जम्बूद्वीपः
  • Santali: ᱮᱥᱤᱭᱟ
  • Sardinian: Asia
  • Saterfriesisch: Asien
  • Schwyzerdütsch: Asie
  • Scots: Aisie
  • Scots: Asie
  • Seraiki: ایشیاء
  • Serbian: Азија
  • Serbo-Croatian: Asya
  • Serbo-Croatian: Azija
  • Shan: ဢေးသျိူဝ်း
  • Shan: ဢေးသျႃး
  • Shona: Asia
  • Sicilian: Asia
  • Sindhi: ايشيا
  • Sinhalese: ආසියාව
  • Skolt Sami: Aasia
  • Slovak: Ázia
  • Slovenian: Azija
  • Somali: Aasiya
  • Sorbian, Lower: Azija
  • Sorbian, Upper: Azija
  • Sotho, Northern: Asia
  • Sotho, Southern: Asia
  • South Azerbaijani: آسیا
  • Spanish: Asia
  • Sranan: Asi
  • Sundanese: Asia
  • Swahili (generic): Asia
  • Swedish: Asia
  • Swedish: Asien
  • Tachelhit: Asya
  • 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
  • Tigrinya: ኤስያ
  • Tigrinya: ኤሽያ
  • Tigrinya: እስያ
  • 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
  • Urdu: ایشیا
  • Uzbek: Osiyo
  • Venetian: Àzia
  • Veps: Azii
  • Vietnamese: Châu Á
  • Vietnamese: châu Á
  • Vietnamese: Á
  • Vietnamese: Á châu
  • Vlaams: Azië
  • Vlax Romani: Asia
  • Vlax Romani: Asiya
  • Volapük: Siyop
  • Walloon: Azeye
  • Waray (Philippines): Asya
  • Welsh: Asia
  • 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
  • Azeja
  • Azyjo
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