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Asia

Asia facts

Story behind the name: The word Asia originated from the Ancient Greek word Ασία, first attributed to Herodotus (about 440 BC) in reference to Anatolia, or for the purposes of describing the Persian Wars, to the Persian Empire, in contrast to Greece and Egypt.: 17,139,445 square miles or 44,391,162 square kilometers

Population: Most populous continent, approximately 4 billion people ( 60% of the world’s current human population)

Location: Asia is the world’s largest continent and is traditionally defined as part of the landmass of Eurasia—with the western portion of Eurasia occupied by Europe. Asia occupies the eastern part of the Eurasian landmass and the adjacent islands, and is separated from Europe by the Ural Mountains.
Why it interested me: Because in Asia they do Karate. Ever since I was a little girl I was interested in karate and taekwondo. I grew up learning first taekwondo then karate, and I'm in love with it.