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Has someone checked the population densities?[edit]

(>.<)The population density for Russia is incorrect. It should be 8.3 given the numbers included in the table. This would also bring it into agreement with the global geography entry which lists a population density for Russia of 8.3. I haven't had a chance to check the other numbers, someone probably ought to.


No map[edit]

Why is there no good normal map of Asia in this article? That is a very serious omission. 173.89.236.187 (talk) 21:14, 31 July 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 10 August 2015[edit]

Where is Georgia? why it is not in Asia. Also there is incorrectnes. Azerbaijan is also intercontintal country. Some part is located in Asia, and some part in Europe. So pls change it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 73.114.33.101 (talk) 04:14, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

112.198.64.50 (talk) 02:00, 10 August 2015 (UTC)

Red question icon with gradient background.svg Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. You haven't made an edit request, so there is nothing we can do. Altamel (talk) 09:11, 10 August 2015 (UTC)

External links modified[edit]

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Unrecognized regions[edit]

I notice that there is "Unrecognized regions" on the left of the article, including Abkhazia, Nagorno-Karabakh, Northern Cyprus, South Ossetia. I added Taiwan to it but reverted by User:Uaat without any explanation. I am wondering which countries/region should be listed here, since Abkhanzia, North Cypus, South Ossetia are all recongnized by at least one UN member, they are technically not "Unrecognized regions" . But, all four, and Taiwan, are not recognized as a independent country by the UN and most of its members. So, i advice to change it into "regions with limited recognation" and add Taiwan to it, or just least Nagorno-Karabakh alone, which is the only "Unrecognized regions" in Asia. Jiangyu911 (talk) 03:29, 19 September 2015 (UTC)

This was resolved. 81.152.92.207 (talk) 18:16, 20 October 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request (26 Oct 2015)[edit]

The end of the 1st paragraph of Classical antiquity is rather awkwardly written. For example there is the sort-of sentence, "Roman civilization Hellenized extensively." The sentence is poorly constructed, and looks like it was either poorly written, incorrectly edited, or even inexplicably dropped in for some unknown reason, as it frankly doesn't belong there. I would recommend just deleting it. __209.179.55.119 (talk) 19:30, 26 October 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done I'm certain this was meant to be "Roman civilization was hellenized extensively." but it serves little purpose here, so I removed it. -- ferret (talk) 19:38, 26 October 2015 (UTC)


What is "Oceniato" ?![edit]

My English sucks but I wondered when I saw the word, and I only found polish google results. They maybe mean "Ocenia"? But earlier the "oceans" are already mentioned and Ocenia starts afaik at the eastern end of Australia and includes New Zealand as the only country most people know and a rich country, other islands there are small with few and often poor population and tourism and selling domains (.to for the Kingdom of Tonga for example) is very important for these islands. Greetings and late but a good 2016 for everyone who reads this :D Kilon22 (talk) 13:30, 2 January 2016 (UTC)

Fixed the Problems... space was missing, Oceania[]to the.... Kilon22 (talk) 13:32, 2 January 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 23 March 2016[edit]

Seventh paragraph under section "Nobel prizes", comma before "Kim" and "and" before "Horta" should be inserted:

Current: Arafat (Palestinian Territories) Kim (South Korea), Horta and Belo (Timor Leste).

Should be: Arafat (Palestinian Territories), Kim (South Korea), and Horta and Belo (Timor Leste).

Fubarsnafu (talk) 16:09, 23 March 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done  B E C K Y S A Y L E 06:14, 25 March 2016 (UTC)

NPOV in "Ongoing definition" section[edit]

Is it just me, or does the section "Ongoing definition" contain some out-of-place and hateful statements?

"Asia is larger and more culturally diverse than Europe."

"For example, Sir Barry Cunliffe, the emeritus professor of European archeology at Oxford, argues that Europe has been geographically and culturally merely "the western excrescence of the continent of Asia."

I fail to see how statements like these are true and/or relevant to the topic of that section. Does calling Europe's culture diseased and uniform help in defining Asia?


There's nothing strange or derogatory about saying that in terms of physical geography (and climate) Europe is really a peninsula of the larger Eurasia/Asia. Also, "excrescence" has nothing to do wth the word "excrements" if that's what you're hung up on ("diseased"). And when it comes to Asia being sulturally more diverse than Europe, that's also plainly true, and has been demonstrated by many hstorians. The differences between let's say Arabia, Java, eastern China and Arctic Siberia are much more dramatic than those between even Spain, Ireland and Russia when it comes to culture, historical processes and religion.
So I don't think Cunliffe's statement sounds belittling or disparaging towards Europe, but when it comes to "culturally" it should be noted that he's concerned with the stone age and ancient times up to AD 1000, and that he is an archaeologist rather than a political historian. He is not speaking about the high middle ages, the renaissance or modern Europe, but about the ages before there was any widely known idea of Europe (north of the Alps) as the home of "western culture", Christian civilization or whatever. 83.251.170.27 (talk) 07:24, 1 April 2016 (UTC)

Europe-Asia boundary?[edit]

The boundary between Asia and Europe may be indistinct, but is there consensus that the Ural Mountains and the Ural River form a boundary? If so, then that would place Anatolia and Iran, etc. in Europe. Therefore, some southern boundary, such as the Caucasus Mountains is needed to keep those regions in Asia. This discussion of boundary should be more about geography and less about history, as are the other boundary discussions. User:HopsonRoad 21:23, 7 June 2016 (UTC)

The boundaries are arbitrarily determined by consensus, but yes, almost ubiquitously the Ural Mountains and Ural River are included in the boundary. The southern boundary is generally considered to be the crest of the Caucasus, although Encyclopaedia Britannica places it further north, at the Kuma–Manych Depression. CMD (talk) 00:55, 8 June 2016 (UTC)

Then Goergia should also be named as a country in Asia. Why it is not in the list? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 73.114.33.101 (talk) 04:16, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

I appreciate your update, CMD. I feel that it would help the article to clarify that (with references, of course). Cheers, User:HopsonRoad 01:16, 8 June 2016 (UTC)
Added a note on the Caucasus mountains. CMD (talk) 21:31, 9 June 2016 (UTC)