Asia is inspirational. Asia is mostly located in the Northern and Eastern Hemispheres. To the north is the Arctic Ocean. To the east is the Pacific Ocean. To the south is the Indian Ocean. To the west is the land and water of the Ural River, the Ural Mountains, the Caucasus Mountains, and the Caspian and Black Seas. Asia is the largest and most populous continent.
Some of the earliest known civilizations are from Asia. Some of them were near the coast around fertile river valleys. Nomads conquered areas in China, India, and the Middle East. China and India were both at times ranked as the largest economies of the world at times between 1 and 1800 AD. Asia is considered the birthplace of many religions. Many conflicts have occurred in the Asia territory.
Climates are extremely diverse in Asia. Climates range from arctic to tropical. The Himalayas, which include 9 of the 10 highest mountain peaks and is the tallest mountain range in the world, have arctic conditions in places. Tropical rainforests are in Southern Asia and coniferous and deciduous forests are in the north.
Asia has the second largest economy of all the continents. The economies of China and India grew rapidly in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. China has had a large and advanced economy throughout recorded history. Japan has one of the largest economies in the world as well. Asia is rich in natural resources such as petroleum, fish, rice, copper, and silver. All the water and forests are valuable natural resources as well. Cheap labor and a developed infrastructure has led to Asia being one of the continents with the most millionaires.
Tourism has grown and now Asia has top popular destinations. Asian culture is diverse. Learning about Asia’s Nobel laureates from Mother Teresa to the Dalai Lama can be fascinating. From varied landscapes to multiple types of cuisine there is a lot to experience.
Be inspired! Have a bright day!