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AMAZING ASIA FACTS

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Asia is earth's largest and most populous continent, located primarly in the Eastern and Northern Hemispheres. Asia Covers an area of 44,579000 square kilometers (17,212,000 sq.mi), about 8.7 % of the Earth Surface (30% of land area). So We concluded some most amazing facts about ASIA.

Here are the 19 interesting facts about ASIA.

Asia is the Earth's largest and most populous continent

over 4 billion people and 30% of Earth's total land area, Asia is the Earth's largest and most populous continent.

India and China, have a population above 1 billion people, and both of them are in Asia

Only two countries in the world, India and China, have a population above 1 billion people, and both of them are in Asia.

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About 50% of Asians have trouble metabolizing alcohol due to a missing liver enzyme needed to process it.

wild tigers found only in asia

Contrary to popular belief, there are no wild tigers in Africa. Only in Asia.

90% of all the rice in the world is consumed in Asia

90% of all the rice in the world is consumed in Asia.

Hong Kong has over 8,000 skyscrapers

Hong Kong has over 8,000 skyscrapers. This is twice as much as in New York.

India is the world’s leading producer of Mangoes

India is the world’s leading producer of Mangoes. Every year it produces about 12 million tons of the fruit.

Nepal was the first country in Asia to introduce gay marriage

Nepal was the first country in Asia to introduce gay marriage. It has also outlawed the death penalty.

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Only one country in the world has banned tobacco sale. It is called Bhutan, and is found in Asia.

india alone has 30 official languages

Many countries boast of two, three of even five official languages. India alone has 30 of them while Indonesia brags of 12.

Indonesia is the largest country composed of islands

Indonesia is the largest country composed of islands. There are 17,508 islands around the country and 6,000 of these islands are inhabited by people.

five most practiced religions in the world have their origin in asia

The five most practiced religions in the world -Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Chinese folk religion and Buddhism- have their origins in Asia.

richest man in asia

The richest man in Asia, Sir Ka-shing Li, dropped out of school at the age of 15.

Genghis Khan facts

It is estimated that Genghis Khan killed about 40 million people across Asia and Europe.

water in asia

People in Africa and Asia have to walk an average of 3.7 miles (6 KM) to collect water.

In 2010, Asia had 3.3 million millionaires

In 2010, Asia had 3.3 million millionaires, slightly below North America with 3.4 million millionaires.

alexander the great facts

Alexander the Great was simultaneously the King of Macedonia, Pharaoh of Egypt, King of Persia, and King of Asia.

The Philippines has the slowest Internet speed in Asia

The Philippines has the slowest Internet speed in the entire Southeast Asian region with an average speed of 3.54 Mbps.

The highest cricket ground in the world

The highest cricket ground in the world at an altitude of 2,444 meters, the Chail Cricket Ground in Chail, Himachal Pradesh, India. It was built in 1893.

India is home to 70 percent of tigers in the world

100,000 wild tigers roamed Asia a century ago, but today their numbers have fallen to around 3,891 due to poaching. India is home to 70 percent of tigers in the world.

Kumbh Mela in India

In India, the 2011 Kumbh Mela was the largest gathering of people with over 75 million pilgrims. The gathering was so huge that the crowd was visible from space.

Mount Everest

Both the highest point on land, Mount Everest (over 8,848 meters above sea level), and the lowest point on land, the Dead Sea (-395meters), are found in Asia. It is continent of varied landscape.

India is the world's second-largest English speaking country after USA

India is the world's second-largest English speaking country after USA, when it comes to speaking English with around 125 million people speaking the language, which is only 10% of our population. This is expected to grow by quite a margin in the coming years.

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