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Area 44,579,000 km2
Contains Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, British Indian Ocean Territory, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Macao, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen
Population 4164252000

Asia is the world's largest and most populous continent. It covers 8.6% of the Earth's total surface area (or 29.4% of its land area) and, with just over 4,000,000,000 people, it contains more than 60% of the world's current human population.

Chiefly in the eastern and northern hemispheres, Asia is traditionally defined as part of the landmass of Eurasia – with the western portion of the latter occupied by Europe – lying east of the Suez Canal, east of the Ural Mountains, and south of the Caucasus Mountains and the Caspian and Black Seas. It is bounded to the east by the Pacific Ocean, to the south by the Indian Ocean, and to the north by the Arctic Ocean.

Conventionally, Turkey is assigned to Asia even though part of it is in Europe. However, for EU project work, Turkey is assigned to Europe, since it is one of the countries eligible to participate in the Lifelong Learning Programme.

OER in Asia:Map

Total number of Open Education Initiatives in Asia on Tuesday, 26 May 2020 at 22:54 = 124 , of which:

  • 20 are MOOC
  • 104 are OER

Initiatives per million = 0.03

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For a tabulation see Open Education Initiatives in Asia

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