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  1. 4. <ul><li>As the largest and most populous continent in the world with just over 3.8 billion people, Asia is composed of a wide variety of ethnic groups, cultures, environments, economics, historical ties, and governmental systems.  </li></ul>
  2. 5. <ul><li>Geographically the continent makes up 8.7% of the Earth's total surface area, and 29.5% of its land area.  In the west, Asia is bordered by  Europe,  the eastern coastline of the  Mediterranean Sea , as well by the  Sea of Marmara , the  Bosporus Strait , the  Black Sea  and the Caspian Sea.   </li></ul>
  3. 6. <ul><li>In the east, Asia is bordered by the  Pacific Ocean,  and an almost endless stretch of bays and seas.  The  Arctic Ocean  and a handful of seas front the northern border, while the  Bering Sea  separates Asia from  North America.  In the southwest the  Red Sea  and isthmus of Suez separate the continent from  Africa .  The  Indian Ocean  fronts most of Asia's southern borders, along with a series of bays, gulfs and seas, as well as extensive chains of both inhabited and uninhabited islands. </li></ul>

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