Welcome to MyKlexikon – the Wikipedia for children! View source for Asia ← Asia Jump to: navigation, search You do not have permission to edit this page, for the following reason: The action you have requested is limited to users in the group: Users. You can view and copy the source of this page. [[File:Asien-klein.png|thumb|Map of Asia]] [[File: Mount Everest as seen from Drukair2 PLW edit.jpg|thumb|The highest mountain on earth: Mount Everest]] Asia is the biggest continent in the world and has the highest population: 4 billion people, that’s almost two-thirds of the world. China and India alone have more than 1 billion inhabitants. The biggest country on Earth, Russia, is mostly in Asia. In the west, Asia [[border]]s [[Europe]] and in the southwest it borders [[Africa]]. If you take the water route going southeast you will get to Australia. The biggest mountain in the world, Mount Everest is in the Himalayan mountain range. It is 8848 meters (29,029 ft) tall. The Aral Sea was once the third-largest sea until the people pumped too much water out. Lake Baikal is 1642 meters (5,387 ft) deep. Usually, only oceans are that deep. The Dead Sea is particularly far below the sea level, even though it is not that deep itself. The word “Asia” comes from the Assyrian language and means “Sunrise”. The Assyrians were a very large culture in the near east. Other big cultures were the Indus civilization in today’s India and China. Asia doesn’t only have densely populated areas but also deserts like the Gobi Desert. Through the Gobi Desert runs a piece of a trade route from Asia to Europe. [[Category:Articles]] Return to Asia. Retrieved from "https://myklexikon.zum.de/wiki/Asia"