Asia is the largest continent in the world. It is located primarily in the Northern Hemisphere and makes up most of the landmass of Eurasia. It has a population of about 3.7 billion, making it also the most populous continent.
Main article: Geography of Asia
Asia, being the largest continent in the world, has diverse and varied geography. The Middle East is largely arid desert, with the Empty Quarter in Saudi Arabia being the largest sand desert in the world. The Himalayas separate the Indian subcontinent from China. Much of Central Asia is either steppes or mountainous. Southeast Asia is primarily jungle. Siberia is heavily forested and bitterly cold.
Asia contains the nations of Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, the Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, the United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, and Yemen.