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THE ASIAN CONTINENT

Published on 16 May 2021 at 17:03


THE ASIAN CONTINENT

INTRODUCTION TO ASIAN CONTINENT

Asia is the world's biggest continent. It has the world's longest coastline, stretching for 62,800 kilometers, and makes up 9% of the Earth's overall land area (or 30% of the sea area) (39,022 mi). The eastern four-fifths of Eurasia are known as Asia.

 

It is south of the Caucasus Mountains (also known as the Kuma–Manych Depression), the Caspian, and the Black Seas, and east of the Suez Canal and the Ural Mountains. The Pacific Ocean borders it on the east, the Indian Ocean on the south, and the Arctic Ocean on the north. In Asia, there are 49 countries, five of which are transcontinental and partially in Europe.


 

POPULATION

By 2020, Asia's population is projected to exceed 4.64 billion people, or 4,641 million. The World Bank attributes the increase in population to an aging population and low birth rates, with East Asia responsible for 36% of the world's population over 65.

 

East Asia's population of 211 million people is expected to expand over time, according to the World Bank. India is the world's second-most populous nation, after China. Overpopulation is having a detrimental impact on society and country growth due to rising jobs, overcrowding of accommodation, and a lack of natural and manmade resources.

 

 

 

 

LANGUAGES

In Asia, there are several language families and language isolates. In most Asian nations, many languages are spoken natively. Indonesians speak more than 600 languages, Indians speak more than 800 languages, and Filipinos speak more than 100 languages, according to Ethnologue. China's provinces speak a wide range of languages and dialects.

 

 

MAP OF ASIAN CONTINENT

On the map of Asia at the top of this page, the 90 degrees east longitude line splits the globe in half. It's a two-point equidistant projection with loci at 45° north and 40° east, and 30° north and 110° east, respectively. The gaps in these two points are the same as the rest of the map.

 

This projection has been used by National Geographic for all Asian maps in their atlases since 1959. The aim of selecting this map was to minimize distortion across the continent. Most of Asia, the Middle East, the bulk of Europe, as well as parts of Africa, Indonesia, and Australia, are depicted on the globe.

 

 

 

COUNTRIES IN ASIA

Asia is the world's largest continent, with 50 sovereign countries occupying the eastern half of the single Eurasian landmass. The Suez Canal, which is bordered on the north by the Arctic Ocean, the east by the Pacific Ocean, and the south by the Indian Ocean, separates it from Africa.

 

Asia and Europe are separated by the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea, as well by an overland boundary that passes across the Caucasus Mountains, the Caspian Sea, the Ural River, and the Ural Mountains. This line essentially separates Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Turkey into two continents.

 

TOURISM

The Global Destination Cities Index 2013 was released by MasterCard in response to the rise of regional tourism and the domination of Chinese tourists, with Asia and Pacific Area Cities dominating ten of the twenty cities, and a city from Asia (Bangkok) ranked first for the first time with 15.98 international visitors.

 

 

 

BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN ASIA

 

#1. Maldives

Nearly 1,200 islands make up this isolated area in the Indian Ocean, miles from civilization, with a paradise-like environment. The Maldives' islands are home to lush tropical landscapes, unrivaled white sand beaches, crystal-clear coastal waters, and coral reefs only waiting to be explored. What's the perfect way to get a taste of this slice of paradise? Of course, in one of the island's many overwater bungalows.

 

 

#2. Nepal

Sagarmatha National Park; Mount Everest, the world's tallest mountain, is located in this Nepalese national park. You've come to the right location if you want to climb the world's tallest peak. It's important to note, though, that Sagarmatha is not the same as Everest. It has some of the world's highest peaks, in reality. Winding rivers, glaciers, massive gorges, and incredible animals such as snow leopards and red pandas can all be seen in the park. A journey to Sagarmatha is not for the faint of heart due to its high elevation and rugged, rugged scenery.

 

 

 

#3. Japan

Tokyo (after all, it is one of the world's biggest cities) is one of the world's fastest-paced cities. Tokyo, with its tens of millions of inhabitants, is known for its bright lights and congested highways, which make travel difficult. Visitors, on the other hand, will rise to the occasion and enjoy Tokyo's energizing energy, unparalleled shopping scene, and delectable, fresh sushi.

 

 

#4. Indonesia 

Due to its natural beauty, the Indonesian island of Bali has been nicknamed "heaven on Earth" by locals. Here you'll find lush rainforests, majestic mountain ranges, winding valleys, and gorgeous beaches. It's also worth visiting Ubud, Bali's cultural capital and home to the region's popular rice terraces.

 

 

#5. Thailand

Phuket's elongated beaches and turquoise seas encapsulate a paradise rivaled by few other Thai attractions. Beaches, traditional wooden long-tail vessels, and limestone rock formations rise from the water are all visible.

 

Relaxing on the beach, taking boat tours, and visiting the giant Big Buddha statue is among the most common activities here. In addition, lodging in this area is moderately priced.

 

 

ASEAN

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, was established on August 8, 1967, in Bangkok, Thailand, by the founding fathers of ASEAN, respectively Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand, signing the ASEAN Declaration (Bangkok Declaration).

 

With ten ASEAN Member States, Brunei Darussalam joined on January 7, 1984, followed by Vietnam on July 28, 1995, Lao PDR and Myanmar on July 23, 1997, and Cambodia on April 30, 1999.

 

The ASEAN Leaders agreed on a common vision of ASEAN as a concert of Southeast Asian countries, outward gazing, living in unity, security, and prosperity, bonded together in collaboration in economic progress, and in a community of caring peoples in the ASEAN Vision 2020, which was adopted on the 30th anniversary of ASEAN.

 

SAARC

South Asia's international intergovernmental body and geopolitical union are the South Asian Association for Strategic Cooperation (SAARC). Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka are its supporters. SAARC accounted for 3% of the world's land area, 21% of the world's population, and 4.21 percent of the global economy (US$3.67 trillion) as of 2019.

 

On December 8, 1985, the SAARC was founded in Dhaka. Its secretariat is located in Nepal's Kathmandu. Economic and geographic convergence is promoted by the organization. In 2006, it established the South Asian Free Trade Area. On the Gujarat Institute of Disaster Management (GIDM) Campus in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India, the South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Disaster Management Centre (SDMC-IU) was created.

 

The SDMC is expected to represent Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka (IU). Its mission is to provide policy guidance, technical assistance on system construction, capacity-building programs, and disaster risk management preparation to SAARC member states.

 

 

 

SOUTH ASIAN FREE TRADE AREA

SAFTA was intended to be the first step toward the creation of a South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA), which will ultimately lead to a Customs Union, Common Market, and Economic

 

Union. The Council of Ministers decided to work toward the realization of SAFTA in 1995 at its Sixteenth session (New Delhi, 18–19 December 1995), and an Inter-Governmental Expert Group (IGEG) was formed in 1996 to identify the steps taken to move toward a free trade environment.

 

 

RELIGIONS

Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Chinese folk religion (classified as Confucianism and Taoism), and Buddhism are only a few of the world's main religions that originated in Asia, including the five most widely practiced (excluding irreligion).

 

Asia's folklore is diverse and intricate. In Mesopotamian literature, such as the Enûma Eli and Epic of Gilgamesh, the story of the Great Flood is first told to Jews in the Hebrew Bible in the Noah narrative—and then to Christians in the Old Testament and Muslims in the Quran. According to Hindu mythology, Vishnu took the form of a fish and warned Manu of impending doom.

 

Pros

  • Easy traveling

  • Best social life

  • New adventures to explore

  • More job opportunities

  • Safe and secure life 

  • Affordable lifestyle

  • Access to everything you need

Cons

  • Hot weather 

  • Overpopulation 

  • Pollution    

  • Poverty in some countries 

 

 

OUR VERDICT

Life in Asia is defined by expats as exhilarating, easy, and affordable, to name a few adjectives. If you want to move to Asia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Cambodia are among the best countries to visit.

 

Southeast Asia is, for the most part, a perfectly safe destination. It is, in effect, one of the most beautiful places on the planet. You won't be in any immediate danger, and you won't get your possessions robbed or mugged. People are respectful, courteous, and courteous.

 

 

 

 

The Runway Travel Team

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