25 Facts About Asia

1. Asia is the largest continent in the world. Asia covers a total land area of 44,579,000 square kilometers.

2. The first ever farmers and merchants were Asians.

3. Nine out of ten of the world’s tallest buildings are in Asia.

4. It has, both, the highest (Mt. Everest) and the lowest (Dead Sea) points on earth. Now, that’s a wildly varied landscape.

5. All 10 of the largest malls in the world are in Asia. The largest, the New South China Mall in Dongguan, China, has a total leasable area of 659,612 square kilometers. The famous Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, in contrast, has a total area of “just” 258,200 square kilometers!

6.  Japan is a wonderful place to live in, just as long as you don’t get fat, because it is against the law.

7. Asia’s Population Is Larger than the Rest of The World Combined.

8. China and India, collectively, makes a third of world’s total population.

9. seven of the world’s largest cities (by population). These cities are: Shanghai, Beijing, Istanbul, Karachi, Mumbai, Guangzhou and Delhi.

10.  India produces more mangoes than any country in the world – around 12 million tons each year.

11. Over 4,000 Chinese Children Are Named ‘Olympic Games’

12. Asians were the first to use ‘writing’ as an activity.

13. There are six geographical regions of Asia; Central, East, North, South, Southeast, and Southwest.

14.  Only one country in the world has banned tobacco sale. It is called Bhutan, and is found in Asia.

15. Being over 100 years of age is amazing. In Japan, there are over 50,000 people who have surpassed the 100-year mark. 

16. In India, You Eat with Your Right Hand and Wipe with the Left.

17.  All Vietnamese share the same birthday.

18. The world’s most spoken language is not English, but Mandarin Chinese, which boasts of over one billion speakers.

19. The Arabian Desert found in Saudi Arabia is the world’s largest continuous sandy desert.

20. It’s possible to buy canned fresh air in China.

21. In 2013, the world’s most toured city was not New York, London, or Paris; it was Bangkok, Thailand, which recorded the highest number of international arrivals.

22.  In a small town in India, called Sholapur, new born children are thrown from the top of a 50 foot tower to bring them good luck and wealth.

23. The Thai Celebrate New Years with Water Pistols.

24. Asia is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. That said, it is also home about 44 tribes with absolutely no contact to modern civilization. They live alone, in the jungles of Indonesia and Papua.

25. As of 2012, there were more millionaires in Tokyo, Japan (460,700), than in New York City (389,100).


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