Asia is Earth’s largest and most populous continent. You don’t have to believe me. According to Wikipedia, 4.5 billion people were living there as of June 2019. India, China (by far the largest country), and Japan are the best-known Asian countries and fantastic starting points for exploring this vast region. But Asia has more than 45 countries spread out over more than 17,000,000 square miles. All with diverse cultures, histories, and foods. Jump in and start exploring!