Asia is the largest continent
on Earth, placed in the northern hemisphere. It is connected to Europe
in the west. Together, Asia and Europe are called Eurasia. Asia is surrounded
by the Mediterranean Sea, the Black Sea, the Arctic Ocean, the Pacific
Ocean and the Indian Ocean, and separated by the Caucasus Mountains and
the Ural Mountains from Europe.
Some of the oldest human
civilizations began in Asia, such as Sumer, China, and India. China and
India are also the two countries with the most people in the world.
A long mainly land border
in the west separates Europe and Asia. This boundary runs North - South
down the oral mountains in Russia along the oral river to the Caspian Sea
and through the caucuses mountains to the black sea. About three - quarters
of Russia lies in Asia while the rest in Europe. Small parts of four other
Asian countries are in Europe.
The Asian continent is the
largest of all continents. Covering about 3/10 of the worlds land area
it has more people than any other continents with about 3/5 of the world
total population. Stretching from the icy arctic in the north to the hot
and steamy equatorial lands in the south, Asia contains huge empty deserts
as well as some of the worlds highest mountains and longest rivers.
The Asian continent has been used as the backdrop for many fantasy stories,
movies and games. It's expansive and varying terrains and climate are reminiscent
of what you would find in today's fantasy and MMO games where a hero crosses
the countryside in search of adventure.