Description: Physical Map of Asia showing major geographical features like elevations, mountain ranges, deserts, seas, lakes, plateaus, peninsulas, rivers, plains, landforms, areas with vegetations & other topographic features.
The largest Continent on Earth, Asia covers about 9% of the Earth, which is around 30% of its land area. This continent has the longest coastline of 63,000 kilometres. Almost 4-5th of eastern Eurasia lies in Asia.
It has Suez Canal on its east, surrounded by the Ural Mountains, and has Caucasus Mountains to its south. Asia also has theCaspian and Black Seas. The Pacific Ocean touches its shores on the eastern side, with the Indian Ocean on the southern end and theArctic Ocean on the north. Asian continent consists of 48 countries.
Asia is extremely diverse in terms of its climates as well as geographic features. The Southwestern regions of the continent remain hot throughout the year.
On the other hand, Siberia is the coldest place in the Northern Hemisphere. Asia also has the most active tropical-cyclone-prone areas on Earth: the Philippines and south of Japan.
The Mongolian Gobi Desert and the Arabian Desert of the Middle East are the dry regions of Asia. The longest river in the continent is Yangtze River in China. The Himalayas are the tallest mountain range in the world stretching from Nepal to China. The tropical rainforests are spread across most of the southern Asia and coniferous and deciduous forests lie farther north.
It is the most populous continent and gives shelter to 60% of the world's population.
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