Asia is the largest and most populous continent in the world, located primarily in the northern and eastern hemispheres. It is bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the east, the Indian Ocean to the south, and Europe to the west. The continent is made up of 48 countries, including China, India, Russia, and Indonesia, and is home to more than 4.5 billion people, more than 60% of the world’s population. Asia is known for its rich cultural heritage and diverse landscapes, including the Himalayan mountain range, the Gobi Desert, and the tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia. It is also home to some of the world’s oldest civilizations, such as China, India, and the Middle East. Major cities in Asia include Tokyo, Beijing, Mumbai, and Manila, which are centers of commerce, finance, and culture. The continent is also a major producer of goods and services, and is a driving force of the global economy.

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