Asia is an Earth continent.
Asia is the largest continent on the planet Earth. It takes up most of the supercontinent of Eurasia. Major Earth nation-states located in Asia include India, China, and Japan. It is also the location of the historical Eastern Coalition and the Muslim Bloc.
|Earth states, organizations and geographical regions|
|Planetary State||United Earth||International organizations||United Nations • New United Nations|
|Africa||Pan-African Alliance||African Confederation (Somalia) • Egypt • Madagascar • Mali • Senegal • South Africa • United States of Africa (Kenya)|
|Asia||Eastern Coalition||China • India • Japan • Kazakhstan • Korea • Malaysia • Mughal Empire • Pakistan • Russia • Soviet Union • Singapore • Thailand • Tibet|
|Europe||European Alliance • European Hegemony • European Union • Mediterranean Alliance||Belgium • Czechoslovakia • Denmark • France • German Democratic Republic • Germany • Gibraltar • Greece • Hungary • Iceland • Ireland • Italy • Netherlands • Norway • Poland • Portugal • Roman Empire • Serbia • Soviet Union • Spain • Switzerland • Turkey • Ukraine • United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales) • Yugoslavia|
|Middle East||Muslim Bloc||Arabia • Iran • Iraq • Israel • Lebanon • Turkey|
|North America||Caribbean Alliance||Canada • Confederate States of America • Cuba • Jamaica • Mexico • Panama • Puerto Rico • Tobago • Trinidad • United States of America|
|Oceania and Antarctica||Australia • Easter Island • Indonesia • New Zealand • Norfolk Island • Pitcairn • Solomon Islands|
|South America||Brazil • Chile • Venezuela|
|There is more information available on this subject at Asia on the English-language Wikipedia.|
Asia is the world's largest and most populous of the seven traditional continents. It covers 8.6% of the Earth's total surface area (or 29.4% of its land area) and historically has been home to more than 60% of the world's current human population. Chiefly in the eastern and northern hemispheres, Asia is defined as part of the "Supercontinent" of "Eurasia" – with the western portion of the latter occupied by Europe – lying east of the Suez Canal, east of the Ural Mountains, and south of the Caucasus Mountains and the Caspian and Black Seas. It is bounded to the east by the Pacific Ocean, to the south by the Indian Ocean, and to the north by the Arctic Ocean. Given its size and diversity, Asia – a toponym dating back to classical antiquity – is more a cultural concept incorporating a number of regions and peoples than a homogeneous physical entity.
|Continents on Earth|
|Africa | Antarctica | Oceania | Eurasia | North America | South America|
History of location is unknown.
The Gobi desert, Earth's fifth largest, was located in central Asia.