Asia has an area of 44,579,000 square kilometers (17,212,000 sq mi).

Its population as of 2013 has been estimated at more than 4,164,252,000.

The most commonly accepted boundaries place Asia to the east of the Suez Canal, the Ural River, and the Ural Mountains, and south of the Caucasus Mountains and the Caspian and Black SeasIt is bounded on the east by the Pacific Ocean, on the south by the Indian Ocean and on the north by the Arctic Ocean.