11.7% of Asia's surface area are islands. They are located along the eastern and southeastern coasts.
12.The largest island in Asia is Borneo.
Borneo's surface area is 743 330 km² (287 000 sq mi). There are three countries on the island: Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei.
13.The length of the coastline of Asia is 62,800 kilometers (39,022 mi).
It is almost five times the diameter of the Earth.
14.As many as 25 Nobel Prize winners are from Japan.
The last Nobel Prize in chemistry went to Akira Yoshino in 2019. Another Asian country with a large number of Nobel laureates is India, with 13 laureates.
15.The first Asian Nobel laureate was Rabindranath Tagore.
Born in Kolkata, the Indian poet was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913.
16.Gobi Desert is the largest one in Asia.
The Gobi lies within southern Mongolia and northern China. Its surface area is approximately 1,295,000 km² (500,000 sq mi).
17.The largest country in Asia is Russia, and the most populated is China.
With a surface area of 17 075 400 km² (6 592 849 sq mi), Russia is also the world's largest country.
Estimated population of China is 1,400,050,000.
18.The most popular attractions we can find in Asia are:
- the Great Wall of China,
- the Grand Royal Palace in Bangkok,
- the Hagia Sophia in Turkey,
- the Taj Mahal in India,
- the Petra in Jordan,
- the Vasily the Blessed Cathedral in Russia.
19.Asia has the most populated cities in the world, with many exceeding 1 million inhabitants.
Two of the Asian countries also have more than 1 billion citizens. Those are China and India.
20.The largest cities in Asia are:
- Tokyo in Japan,
- Delhi in India,
- Bajing and Shanghai in China,
- Karachi in Pakistan,
- Dhaka in Bangladesh.