Asia is the world’s largest continent and spreads over an area of around 44579000 square kilometers. It sustains diverse cultural groups and, therefore, intrigues the western world. Inhabitants around the rest of the globe find Asian cultures, traditions and physical wonders to be immensely interesting. The following discussion contains a number of enthralling facts about Asia.
Asia is the largest continent of the planet both in terms of land as well as population. The vast area of the continent has been providing home to different civilizations throughout the history of the world. Today, as much as sixty percent of the total population of the world resides in Asia. Moreover, with a population density of eighty seven people per square kilometer, the continent also has the highest density of population as compared to the rest of the six continents.
Historians have discovered the earliest civilizations of the world to have originated in Asia. Mesopotamia’s Sumer Civilization is as old as seven thousand years while the intriguing Indus Valley Civilization of Pakistan existed some six thousand years ago. Each civilization brought with it interesting cultures and traditions. The rich history of the continents accounts for the diversity of culture which exists today.
Asia houses ninety percent of the world’s top ten tallest buildings. At the top of the list is Burj Khalifa of Dubai which is as tall as 2717 feet. The Shanghai Tower is at the second place with a whopping 2073 feet of height. In addition, another one of the tallest buildings of the world is just under construction—the Kingdom Tower of Saudi Arabia. After its completion, the amazing building will stand as high as 3300 feet, thereby winning the title of the world’s tallest building.
In terms of weight, the world’s fittest people exist in Asia. The credit for this achievement goes to an interesting law in Japan which makes obesity illegal! According to this law, the Japanese people have to watch their waistlines. Males over the age of forty cannot have a waistline exceeding 85 cm while women of the same age get a little concession of five extra centimeters. This is one of the most amusing Asia facts.
Mangoes are among the most delicious as well as nutritious fruits. The largest producer of mangoes is India where different varieties of the fruit are grown. Mango season lasts for only three to four months. Within this time span the country manages to produce as much as twelve million tons of the fruit every year.
Here is a list of some trivial yet highly interesting facts about the world’s largest continent.
With such trivial as well as significant facts about the continent, Asia has been intriguing the rest of the world for centuries.
Asia is the world's most populated continent with the greatest diversity of culture. Asian...
The continent of Asia consists of a large diversity of cultures, traditions and customs....