Asia has the largest geographical area of the continents, covering approximately one-third of earth's total landmass. It washes into 3 oceans — the Pacific, Indian, and Arctic and contains some of the most populated, and sparsest, regions in the world. With the high concentration of peoples in China and India statistics indicates Asia has about 60% of the world’s population.
These 2 countries in Asia also founded some of the world’s earliest civilizations. Millions of Russians live within the region usually classified as Eurasia. A vast continent, Asia encompasses great diversity in history, culture, religion, and geographical features. Rich in natural resources it is of significant economic interest.