Turkey is one of those nations that straddle two totally different continents . But its major city and Europe’s largest city additionally straddles each continents. Because of the sheer dimension of its inhabitants and the rising economies of a lot of its countries (India, China, South Korea, Japan, etc.), Asia is likely considered one of the most essential international locations in phrases of the world’s economic system. Asia is also the most broadly populated continent on Earth with a population of 4,494,302,221 as of 2016. This implies that virtually 60% of the world’s population lives in Asia. With a land space of 17,210,000 square miles or forty four,029,797 sq. kilometers, Asia occupies about 9% of our planet’s surface.