Where is Asia?
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Asia is the largest part of the world. However, not everyone knows its exact location. Let us dwell on where Asia is located.
Location and boundaries of Asia
Most of Asia is located in the northern and eastern hemisphere. And its total area is 43.4 million km² with a population of 4.2 billion. It has borders with Africa (connected by the Suez Isthmus). Therefore, one of the parts of Egypt is located in Asia. The Bering Strait separates Asia from North America. The border with Europe passes along the Emba River, the Caspian Sea, the Black and Marmara Sea, the Ural Mountains and the Bosphorus and Dardanelles.
At the same time, the geopolitical border of this continent is slightly different from the natural one. So, it passes along the eastern borders of the Kurgan, Sverdlovsk and Arkhangelsk regions, Komi, Russia and Kazakhstan. Whereas in the Caucasus, its geopolitical border coincides with the Russian-Georgian and Russian-Azerbaijani.
It is noteworthy that Asia is washed at once by four oceans - the Pacific, Indian, Arctic, and also the Atlantic seas.Also, this continent has areas of internal flow — the Balkhash lake, the Aral and Caspian seas and others.
Here are the coordinates of the extreme points of Asia:
- South —103 ° 30 ′ E.
- North - 104 ° 18 ′ E.
- West - 26 ° 04 ′ e.
- East - 169 ° 40 ′ W.
Features, climate and fossils of Asia
It is important to know that at the base of this continent there are several huge platforms:
At the same time, ¾ part of Asia is occupied by plateaus and mountains. While the permafrost covers 10 million square feet. km mainland, and in the east there are several active volcanoes.
The coast of Asia is fragmented weakly. The following peninsulas can be distinguished:
- Austrian and others.
Surprisingly, almost all types of climate are present in Asia - from equatorial (southeast) to arctic (north). In the eastern part of Asia the monsoon climate prevails, and in the central and western - semi-desert.
Asia is rich in minerals. On its territory there are:
- iron ore;
- mercury and others.