continent of the eastern hemisphere north of the equator forming a single landmass with Europe (the conventional dividing line between Asia and Europe being the Ural Mountains and the main range of the Caucasus Mountains) and bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Pacific to the east, and the Indian Ocean to the south; has numerous large offshore islands, including Cyprus, Sri Lanka, Malay Archipelago, Taiwan, the Japanese chain, and Sakhalin area 17,139,445 square miles (44,391,162 square kilometers)
Note: Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, is located in Asia.
see also asian
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