Asia is the largest continent out of all the seven continents, both by size and population. It covers an approximate sq km of 44,579,000, while the tabulated population is 4,436,224,000. The total number of countries in Asia are 48. This continent covered one-third of earth’s landmass, out of which it has 30% of the world’s land area and 60% of population. The world’s largest country, Russia is situated within Asia, along with world’s most populous countries are too, located in Asia, namely, China and India.

Interestingly, the continent has about 10 highest peaks of the world within it, including Mount Everest as well as the Great Wall of China. The major religions practiced within this continent include, Islam, Hinduism, Christianity, Buddhism. Also, Harappan civilization and the Chinese civilization were born in Asia. The major animals in the continent include, tiger, yaks, panda. Besides that, the smallest independent state in Asia is known as Maldives, which too, is popularly regarded as a holiday getaway.

54 Countries

Afghanistan

Algeria

Angola

Armenia

Azerbaijan

Bangladesh

Brunei Darussalam

Cambodia

China

India

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Israel

Japan

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Kuwait

Kyrgyzstan

Laos

Lebanon

Malaysia

Maldives

Mongolia

Myanmar

Nepal

North Korea

Oman

Pakistan

Philippines

Qatar

Saudi Arabia

Sri Lanka

Tajikistan

Thailand

Timor-Leste

Turkey

Turkmenistan

United Arab Emirates

Uzbekistan

Vietnam

Yemen