Australia is the only country in the world that covers an entire continent. It is one of the largest countries on Earth. Although it is rich in natural resources and has a lot of fertile land, more than one-third of Australia is desert.
Continents are large expanses of land that rise above sea level. Geologically, they are the parts of Earth's crust composed of lower-density igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. The oldest igneous and metamorphic rocks make up continental cratons.
Asia/Countries and regions
Asia consists of 51 countries with a total land area of 45 million km² (17 million square miles), representing 30% of the Earth's habitable surface. Asia's coastlines have a combined length of 220,266 km (136,896 miles).
Russia is a transcontinental country, a state which is situated on more than one continent. Russia spans the northern part of the Eurasian continent; 77% of Russia's area is in Asia, the western 23% of the country is located in Europe. European Russia occupies almost 40% of the total area of Europe.
About 200 million years ago, all the continents on Earth were actually one huge "supercontinent" surrounded by one enormous ocean. This gigantic continent, called Pangaea , slowly broke apart and spread out to form the continents we know today.
There are 48 countries in Asia today, according to the United Nations. The full list is shown in the table below, with current population and subregion (based on the United Nations official statistics).
List of Asian countries by area
|Country / territory||% total|
44.58 million km²Asia / Area
Today, Asia is home to the citizens of Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, …
An eighth continent, called Zealandia, is hidden under New Zealand and the surrounding Pacific.
Modern geology has shown that Pangea did actually exist. In contrast to Wegener's thinking, however, geologists note that other Pangea-like supercontinents likely preceded Pangea, including Rodinia (circa 1 billion years ago) and Pannotia (circa 600 million years ago).
Asia population is equivalent to 59.22% of the total world population. Asia ranks number among regions of the world (roughly equivalent to "continents"), ordered by population.
Asia is subdivided into 49 countries, five of them (Georgia, Azerbaijan, Russia, Kazakhstan and Turkey) are transcontinental countries lying partly in Europe. Geographically, Russia is partly in Asia, but is considered a European nation, both culturally and politically.
Asia is the largest of the world's continents, covering approximately 30 percent of the Earth's land area. It is also the world's most populous continent, with roughly 60 percent of the total population. Asia makes up the eastern portion of the Eurasian supercontinent; Europe occupies the western portion.
Some people include Vietnam—a Southeast Asian country geographically—as part of East Asia, as it is always considered part of the Chinese cultural sphere. North Vietnam (including Hanoi) has a subtropical climate and at times may be influenced by cold waves, which also differs from most of Southeast Asia.
At the beginning of the age of dinosaurs (during the Triassic Period, about 230 million years ago), the continents were arranged together as a single supercontinent called Pangea. During the 165 million years of dinosaur existence this supercontinent slowly broke apart.
Finally, after about 375 years, in 2017, the geologists finally made the discovery of Zealandia, and now we have 8 continents of the world. Did you know that Zealandia is called Te Riu-a-Māui in the Māori language The total area of Zealandia is about 4.9 million sq kilometres.
Today, modern antibiotics are effective in treating plague. Without prompt treatment, the disease can cause serious illness or death. Presently, human plague infections continue to occur in rural areas in the western United States, but significantly more cases occur in parts of Africa and Asia.
Pangaea Proxima (also called Pangaea Ultima, Neopangaea, and Pangaea II) is a possible future supercontinent configuration. Consistent with the supercontinent cycle, Pangaea Proxima could occur within the next 200 million years.
The continents are, from largest to smallest: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia.
Although Asia's evolution began almost four billion years ago, more than half of the continent remains seismically active, and new continental material is currently being produced in the island arc systems that surround it to the east and southeast.
Asia. The word Asia originated from the Ancient Greek word Ἀσία, first attributed to Herodotus (about 440 BCE) in reference to Anatolia or to the Persian Empire, in contrast to Greece and Egypt. It originally was just a name for the east bank of the Aegean Sea, an area known to the Hittites as Assuwa.
Vietnamese language, official language of Vietnam, spoken in the early 21st century by more than 70 million people. It belongs to the Viet-Muong subbranch of the Vietic branch of the Mon-Khmer family, which is itself a part of the Austroasiatic stock.
Viet Nam is located on the Indochina peninsula in Southeast Asia. It has a long land border of 4,550 km, bordering China to the North, Laos and Cambodia to the West, and the Eastern Sea (South China Sea) of Pacific Ocean to the East.