is Earth‘s largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the Eastern and Northern Hemispheres.

It shares the continental landmass of Eurasia with the of Europe and the continental landmass of Afro-Eurasia with both and .

covers an area of 44,579,000 square kilometres (17,212,000 sq mi), about 30% of 's total area and 8.7% of the 's total surface area.

The , which has long been home to the majority of the  population, was the site of many of the first civilizations.

Its 4.5 billion (as of June 2019) constitute roughly 60% of the world's population.

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