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Introduction about Asia

Asia, largest of the Earth’s seven continents, lying almost entirely in the Northern Hemisphere. Its contains 3/5th of the world’s population.

Asia is bounded on the north by the Arctic Ocean, on the east by the Bering Strait and the Pacific Ocean, on the south by the Indian Ocean, and on the southwest by the Red Sea and Mediterranean Sea. On the west, the conventional boundary between Europe and Asia is drawn at the Ural Mountains, continuing south along the Ural River to the Caspian Sea, then west along the Caucasus Mountains to the Black Sea.

Countries in Asia

Afghanistan
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Brunei
Cambodia
China
East Timor
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
Singapore
South Korea
Sri Lanka
Syria
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Thailand
Turkey
Turkmenistan
United Arab Emirates
Uzbekistan
Vietnam
Yemen

Climate of Asia

Asia has some of the extreme climates on earth as it is the largest continent. North Asia varies from Polar to cool tempatures, West Asia has arid climates of the Middle East. South East Asia has a tropical, wet climate.Central Asia and the rest of the areas sorrounded by mountains and subtropical regions have warm, dry weather. Central Asia winters are long and cold, chilled by cold winds from the polar regions. The reason being the winds from the oceans are stopped by the high mountain chains which surround the interior. Summers everywhere but the highlands are short and hot. Mountains are exceptions, there is little rainfall.