Asia is the most far-reaching continent on the planet—a vast land mass reaching from the Middle East to the Far East; from the eastern edge of Europe at the Ural Mountains in Russia to the Pacific Ocean; from the Arctic Ocean to the Indian Ocean. This vastness is reflected in its diversity of climates, cultures, architectural style and traditions. Dividing the continent into regions makes discussion more focused, as the nations within Asia are so numerous.

Regions of Asia

Northern (Russia)  •  East Asia (The Orient)  •  South-East Asia  •  Southern Asia  •  Central Asia  •  Western Asia (Middle East)


Related Articles by Location


Russia  •  Far East  •  South-East Asia  •  Southern Asia  •  Central Asia  •  Middle East