April 18, 2017

Top 10 Facts About Asia

By BUDDY In asia, FACTS, TRAVEL, World

we will tell you facts about Asia continent.

1.The Vietnamese New Year is also known as Tet. Tet starts on the first day of the lunar calendar, which is usually in late January or early February. This celebration lasts for several days, It is a nation-wide birthday celebration. This is because of the Vietnamese measure a person’s age according to the number of  Tet.

 

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2.China and India are the two countries with the largest populations in the world. However, if you combine all the countries in Asia continent it exceeds the rest of the world population.when you consider the huge populations in just five of these Asian countries: China is 1.35 billion, India is 1.22 billion, Indonesia is 250 million, Bangladesh is 163 million, and Japan is 127 million.

 

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3.Bhutan means land of the thunder dragon.Bhutan is the only country throughout the world to ban the sale and production of tobacco and tobacco products. The Tobacco Control Act states that anyone found guilty of selling tobacco can face imprisonment for anywhere from three to five years.

 

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4.Most amazing facts about Asia continent is China has an only one-time zone. This is almost unbelievable when China is the third largest country in the world and stretches 3,200 miles (5,016 kilometers) longitudinally.

 

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5.Buzkashi(goat grabbing) is the national game of Afghanistan is one of the amazing facts about Asia continent. This rugged equestrian sport is particularly violent. At first, it resembles like polo until you realize that the participants are vying not for a ball, but a headless animal carcass. Originally there were only two rules: you may not intentionally hit another player with your whip or knock him off his horse.Recently, more rules have been added in an effort to regulate the game.This was largely part of an effort to get buzkashi accepted as an Olympic sport.

 

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6.Around 16% of the world’s population speak some form of Chinese as their first language. The varieties of Chinese are usually described by native speakers as dialects of a single Chinese language, but linguists note that they are as diverse as a language family.

 

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7.The Arabian Desert is located in Western Asia. It is a vast desert wilderness stretching from Yemen to the Persian Gulf and Oman to Jordan and Iraq. It occupies most of the Arabian Peninsula, with an area of 2,330,000 square kilometers.

 

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8.There are many captivating animals that are inhabitant to asia continent. Animals that call Asia home include the Bactrian camel, king cobra, giant panda, Asian elephant, tiger, reticulated python, yak, Indian rhinoceros and the Komodo dragon.

 

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9.An archipelago sometimes called an island group or island chain, cluster or collection of islands.The word archipelago is derived from the Greek ἄρχι- – arkhi- (“chief”) and πέλαγος – pélagos (“sea”) through the Italian archipelago.

 

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10.Asia facts are that this continent can be said to have the greatest diversity of all.Asia is home to both the highest and lowest points on Earth. These points are Mount Everest at 29,029 feet (8,848 meters) and the Dead Sea at -997 feet (-395 meters)  respectively.

 

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