Demographics of Asia

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The continent of Asia covers 29.4% of the Earth's land area and has a population of over 4 billion, accounting for about 56% of the world population. Together, China's and India's populations are estimated to be around 2.6 billion people.



Further information: Economy of Asia

Economically, most of Asia is traditionally considered part of the "Second World", with the significant exception of the industrialized "First World" nations of Israel, Japan, and South Korea. Asian nations in the G20 major economies are China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and Turkey. Of these, Russia and Japan are also in the G8, and additionally China and India in the G8+5.

The Human Development Index is mostly in the "medium" range of 0.5-0.8, with 13 countries in the "high" range:


Main article: Ethnic groups of Asia
Further information: Asian people

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