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Atlas of Asia

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Atlas of Asia
Asia
English Asia
Asia is the largest and most populous continent or region, depending on the definition. It covers 8.6% of the Earth's total surface area, or 29.4% of its land area, and it contains more than 60% of the world's human population. Asia is traditionally defined as part of the landmass of Africa-Eurasia – with the western portion of the latter occupied by ► Europe – lying east of the Suez Canal, east of the Ural Mountains, and south of the Caucasus Mountains and the Caspian and Black Seas.
中文 亚洲

亚细亚洲(英語:Asia;字源古希腊文:Ασία ),简称亚洲,大部分土地位于北半球,是七大洲中面积最大,人口最多的一个洲。大陆东至白令海峡的杰日尼奥夫角(西经169度40分,北纬60度5分),南至努沙登加拉群岛(东经103度30分,南纬11度7分),西至巴巴角(东经26度3分,北纬39度27分),北至切柳斯金角(东经104度18分,北纬77度43分),最高峰为珠穆朗瑪峰。跨越经纬度十分广,东西时差达11小时。西部与欧洲相连,形成地球上最大的陆块欧亚大陆。

हिन्दी जंबुद्वीप

जम्बुद्वीप (जंबुमहाद्वीप, या एशिया) विश्व का क्षेत्रफल और जनसंख्या दोनो के हिसाब से सबसे बड़ा महाद्वीप है । भौगोलिक रूप से ये यूरेशिया महाखंड का पूर्वी हिस्सा है । यानि कि यूरोप और जंबूद्वीप में फ़र्क सिर्फ एतिहासिक और सांस्कृतिक है ।

日本語 アジア

アジア(亜細亜、'Asia)は、古代においては、現在のトルコ西部の地域にあたる古代ローマの属州アジアとその一帯を指す。アッシリア語で東を意味する「アス」に語源をもつ。また、略称は亜である。現在ではユーラシア大陸のヨーロッパ以外の地域(ユーラシア大陸の中・東部、アジア大陸)およびその周辺の島嶼・海域を含む地域の総称で、六大州の一つ。ユーラシア大陸の面積の約80%をアジアが占める。

Bahasa Indonesia Asia

Benua Asia merupakan wilayah yang mencakup daratan luas Afrika-Eurasia tanpa Eropa dan Afrika. Batas antara Asia dan Eropa sangat kabur, yakni berasa di wilayah Dardanella, Laut Marmara, selat Bosforus, Laut Hitam, pegunungan Kaukasus, Laut Kaspia, Sungai Ural (atau Sungai Emba), dan Pegunungan Ural hingga Novaya Zemlya, sedangkan dengan Afrika, Asia bertemu di sekitar Terusan Suez. Sekitar 60% populasi dunia tinggal di Asia. Lihat pula Eurasia.

العربية آسيا

تعتبر آسيا أكبر القارات من حيث المساحة والسكان، فتشمل 30% من اليابسة، ويعيش عليها تقريب ثلاثة أخماس سكان العالم، وتقع تقريبا في نصف الكرة الشمالي . يحدها شمالا المحيط القطبي الشمالي وبشرقه ممر بيرنج الجليدي. وفي الجنوب المحيط الهندي وبالغرب البحرين الأحمر والأبيض المتوسط. وشمال غرب تقع حدودها مع أوروبا. آسيا متصلة مع اوروبا بحيث انه يمكن اعتبراهما قارة واحدة ولكنهما تعتبران قارتين لاسباب تاريخية، وتعتبر جبال الاورال ونهر الاورال الفاصل بينهما. ترتبط مع افريقيا بشبه جزيرة سيناء وتعتبر قناة السويس الخط الفاصل بينهما. يقطن آسيا اكبر عدد من السكان مقارنة بالقارات الأخرى وفيها اكبر تجمعيين سكانيين في دول وهما الصين (1.3 بليون نسمة) والهند (1.1 بليون نسمة)، كما أن بها أكبر دول العالم وأصغرها مساحة روسيا و هي اكبر دولة عالمية من حيث المساحة بحث تغطي مساحة قدرها 17 مليون كيلومتر مريع، وهنا أصغر الدول مثل البحرين، المالديف، وسنغافورة مساحة كل منها أقل من 780 كيلومتر مربع. أكثر من خمسي بلاد آسيا بها سكان أقل من 6 مليون نسمة. قامت بها أكبر عدد من الحضارات القديمة كحضارات الهند وبابل وسومر وآشور والفرس والصين. وحضارة الفنيقيين والحيثيين والحضارة الإسلامية.

Population 3,902,404,193 inhabitants
Area 43,810,582 km²
Major language(s) Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Indonesian, Arabic, etc.
Major religion(s) Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam
More information Asia, Geography of Asia, History of Asia and Politics of Asia
More images Asia - Asia (Category).

General maps

Asia-map.png Map of Asia
Asia98.svg Political map with 1st level divisions as of 1998 in SVG format
Location-Asia-UNsubregions.png Regions of Asia:
Central Asia borders.png Central Asia
East Asia area blank CJK.svg East Asia

Maps of the Middle East

GreaterMiddleEast2.png Location of the Middle East
Middle east.jpg Middle East
Middle east graphic 2003.jpg Middle East

Current events

Israeli conflict 2006.jpg The Middle East conflict 2006
Israel and Arab states map k.png Israel and members of the Arab League (Comoros is not shown)

History maps

This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Asia, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Asia.

Indo-Iranian origins.png Indo-Iranians
Premongol.png Eurasia in 1200
Mongol Empire map.gif The Mongol Empire 1206-1294
Asia in 1345.svg Asia in 1345.
Second world war asia 1937-1942 map de.png Second World War 1937-1942
Second world war asia 1943-1945 map de.png Second World War 1942-1945

Central Asia

Uyghur Khaganate.png Uyghur Khaganate

Middle East

AlterOrient.jpg Orient 2000 BC
Amarnamap.png Map of the Ancient Near East during the Amarna period, showing the great powers of the period: Egypt (green), Hatti (yellow), the Kassite kingdom of Babylon (purple), Assyria (grey), and Mittani (red). Lighter areas show direct control, darker areas represent spheres of influence. The extent of the Achaean/Mycenaean civilization is shown in orange.
Median Empire.jpg Oriental empires 600 BC
Levant 800.svg Levant 800 BC
[[|border|251x400px]] Syro-Ephraimite War, 736-732 BC
Seleucid persia map.PNG Seleucid Empire, 323-360 BC
Diadochen1.png Seleucid Empire, 323-360 BC
Crusaderstates.jpeg Crusader states c. 1100 AD

Old maps

This section holds copies of original general maps more than 70 years old.

Ptolemy Asia detail.jpg Ptolemy map of Asia
Abraham Ortelius Map of Asia 1595.jpg Asia in 1595 (Ortelius)
Jodocus Hondius Map of Asia 1607.jpg Asia in 1607 (Hondius)
Iran e Bozorg2.jpg Map depiction of 1719 of Asia
Johannes van Keulen Paskaart van Oost Indie 1689.jpg Asia in 1689 (Van Keulen)
Asia 1892 amer ency brit.jpg Asia in 1892
Asien. Politisk öfversikt, Nordisk familjebok.jpg Asia in 1904
Asien 1905.png Asia in 1905
1914 map of Asia.jpg Asia in 1914
[[|border|251x400px]] Asia in 1932

Maps of international organizations

Arab world.png Arab League
ACD Map Expansion.png Asian Co-operation Dialogue
ASEAN members.png Association of Southeast Asian Nations
ASEAN Regional Forum Map.png ASEAN Regional Forum
SAARC2.PNG South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
GCC map.png Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf
SCO Map.png Shanghai Cooperation Organization
CIS Map.png Commonwealth of Independent States
   member state
   associate member
CACO Map.png Central Asian Cooperation Organization
ECO Map.png Economic Cooperation Organization
EurasecMap.png Eurasian Economic Community
GUAM in CIS Map.png GUAM Organization for Democracy and Economic Development
OSCEmap 2005.png Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
Arctic Council Members.png Arctic Council
APECMitgliedsstaaten.png Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
Arab League Map.PNG Arab League
Map of League of Arab States countries.png Arab League
OIC Members.svg Organisation of Islamic Cooperation. Full members in green.

Language maps

Sino-Tibetan languages.png Sino-Tibetan languages
Turk states.png Turkic states

Satellite maps

Asia satellite orthographic.jpg Satellite map of Asia

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