Asia is the world’s largest continent, with a total area of 16,838,365 sq miles (43,608,000 sq km). It comprises 49 separate countries, including 97% of Turkey and 72% of the Russian Federation. Almost 60% of the world’s population lives in Asia.
Area: 16,838,365 sq miles (43,608,000 sq km).
Highest point: Mount Everest, China/Nepal 29,029 ft (8848 m).
Lowest Point: the Dead Sea, Israel/Jordan -1388 ft (-423 m) below sea level.
Longest river: the Yangtze, China 3915 miles (6299 km).
Largest lake: Caspian Sea, Asia/Europe 143,243 sq miles (371,000 sq km).
Largest island: Borneo, Brunie/Indonesia/Malaysia 292,222 sq miles (757,050 sq km).
Highest recorded temperature: Tirat Zevi, Israel 129°F (54°C).
Lowest recorded temperature: Verkhoyansk, Russian Federation -90°F (-68°C).
Wettest Place: Cherrapunji, India 450 in (11,430 mm).
Driest Place: Aden, Yemen 1.8 in (46 mm).
Population: Approximately 3,823,390,000 people.
The number of countries: 49.