Top Ten Facts About Asia You Probably Don't Know

Today, I'll show you the facts about the largest continent on Earth, Asia.

The Top Ten

Asia has given birth to some of the oldest human civilizations.

They were pretty much one of the first civilizations and helped give birth to inventions and ideas that we still use today.

From the 7,000 year old Sumer civilization in Mesopotamia to the 6,000 year old Indus Valley Civilization in India, ancient culture is rich in Asia. - Delgia2k

Japan has a lot of weird and wonderful customs and laws
India produces more mangoes than any country in the world – around 12 million tons each year.

But we don't get to eat some rare varieties of mangoes like alphonso. - kormo

North Korea, perhaps the most politically isolated country in the world, has cultivated a strange cult of personality around the dictatorial Kim family.

I went to a North Korean restaurant during my stay in China (it was clearly not authentic, because there's no food in North Korea), but it featured a singing group of five ladies waving the North Korean and Chinese flags together whilst singing a song called "Down With America" (��"倒美国-it could've also been "Death To America"). Lets just say it was quite the experience. - keycha1n

The North Korean calendar starts from founder Kim Il Sung’s date of birth (15 April 1912). Similarly, instead of celebrating Christmas, North Koreans make a pilgrimage to the birth town of Kim Jong Suk, the deceased wife of Kim Il Sung, on December 24. - Delgia2k

Although China is the world’s third largest country and stretches 5,026 kilometers longitudinally, it still has just one time zone.

If you're planning to travel there from the western hemisphere, the jet lag is terrible. Exact 12-16-hour difference. - keycha1n

the aforementioned New South China Mall is classified as a “dead mall”.

Nearly 99% of it lies vacant since its opening in 2005. Despite its massive size, 82-foot Arc de Triomphe replica, and 1.3 mile canal (complete with gondolas), few retailers ever set shop in it. - Delgia2k

Nine out of ten of the world’s tallest buildings are in Asia.

The tallest building is the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The second tallest building is Shanghai Tower. The tallest building under construction " Kingdom Tower " is in Asia as well (Saudi Arabia). Once construction is complete in 2019, this building will stand 3,300 feet tall. - Delgia2k

More than 4.1 billion people live in Asia.

More people seem to live in Asia than outside of it.

That's nearly 60% of the world's total. - Delgia2k

The Philippines is comprised of 7500 islands
Three of the world's top ten largest malls are located in the Philippines

Three of the worlds’ top ten largest malls are located in the Philippines; SM City North EDSA in Quezon City with an area of 460,000 m² (4.74 million sq ft), SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City with an area of 410,000 m² (4.67 million sq ft) and SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City with an area of 348,000 m² (3.75 million sq ft). SM City North Edsa is the world’s 2nd largest mall.

The Contenders

Texting capital of the world is Philippines

There are about 350 to 400 million sms (short message service) was being sent daily. This is more than the total daily text messages that the US and Europe sent.

Japan has the second oldest population in the world.
The third largest English-speaking country in the world is the Philippines.
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