Asia is the largest and most populous continent on Earth, covering an area of approximately 17.2 million square miles and home to around 4.5 billion people. It is located mainly in the northern hemisphere and is bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Pacific Ocean to the east, and the Indian Ocean to the south. The continent is diverse in terms of culture, language, and religion, with countries such as China, India, Japan, and Indonesia being among the most populous and economically powerful nations in the world. The geography of Asia is also varied, with deserts, mountains, rainforests and tropical beaches. The continent has a rich history and has been home to many ancient civilizations such as the Chinese, Indian, and Persian empires.
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