About: Asia is known for being earth’s largest continent, area-wise and population wise, having bigger part of its area in the northern and eastern hemispheres. Asia has an area of 44,579,000 sq km with 30% of the land area and 8.7% of the surface area of earth.
Boundaries: The division between Europe and Asia is due to historical and cultural construct, as between the two continents – Europe and Asia – there is no distinct physical and geographical separation. The politically accepted boundaries of Europe and Asia are the Ural River, the Suez Canal, and the Ural Mountains to the east; Caspian Sea, Black Sea, and Caucasus Mountains to the north; Pacific Ocean to the east; Indian Ocean to the South; Arctic Ocean to north.
History: The two countries – China and India – in Asia have always been the centre of attraction from 1 to 1800 AD. These two countries emerged as the largest economies in the world from 1 to 1800 A.D. China was renowned to be a major economic power and attracted many to the easterners including European powers, while many got attracted by India due to its prosperity of the ancient culture and immense wealth. The major role in defining Asia was played by the Europeans who came to the continent for commerce, exploration and colonialism. The legendary story of Columbus in search for India and finally reaching to America accidentally is an example of the fascination of Asia among Europeans.
Religions and Tourist Attractions: Asia has shown a dynamic economic growth (particularly East Asia) and also the rapid population growth during the 20th century. Asia is also known for the birthplace of top most religions followed by people on earth which include Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and other religions. The tourism places in Asia spread from Japan to Israel. There are hundreds of thousands of tourist destinations, which have amazed the people all over world. Taj Mahal , The Great Pyramids of Giza, Great Wall of China, etc. are few of the many great wonders of world located in Asia.