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Continental landmass comprising europe and asia

Eurasia - tourism from the six-matter on Earth. The area is 53.6 million km², which is 36% of the land area. Population - 5.349 billion people. (July 1, 2019), which is more than 70% of the world's population.

Titles - Initially, the largest continent in the world was given various names. Alexander Humboldt used the name "Asia" for all of Eurasia. Carl Gustav Reuschle in 1858 in his Handbuch der Geographie used the term "Asia-Europe Double Continent" (Doppelerdtheil Asien-Europa). The term "Eurasia" was first used by the geologist Eduard Suess in the 1880s.

Geographical position - The continent is located in the Northern Hemisphere between approximately 9° W. and 169° W. while some of the Eurasian islands are located in the Southern Hemisphere. Most of continental Eurasia lies in the Eastern Hemisphere, although the extreme western and eastern ends of the mainland are in the Western Hemisphere.

The continent contains two parts of the world: Europe and Asia. The border line between Europe and Asia is most often drawn along the eastern slopes of the Ural Mountains, the Ural River, the Emba River, the northwestern coast of the Caspian Sea, the Kuma River, the Kuma-Manych Depression, the Manych River, the eastern coast of the Black Sea, the southern coast of the Black Sea, the Strait Bosphorus, the Sea of ​​Marmara, the Dardanelles, the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas. This conditional division has developed historically, resulting in a variation in the definition of the boundaries of Europe and Asia, up to the inclusion in Europe of the entire basin of the Caspian Sea, Asia Minor, the Levant, as well as Southern Iran, the territories of the Tigris and Euphrates river basins, Arabia and Sinai, while that the latter, for political reasons, may be included in Africa.


First name "Asia"

Further Resources


What is Eurasia? - Stephen Kotkin


October 26, 2017


Science X staff
August 25, 2021
The oldest genome of a modern human from the Wallacea region--the islands between western Indonesia and Papua New Guinea--indicates a previously undescribed ancient human relationship. Researchers were able to isolate sufficient genetic material from the skull of an individual buried more than 7,000 years ago on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. It belonged to a hunter-gatherer society and was interred at the site now called Leang Panninge ('Bat Cave'). A large part of the genetic code matched that of today's Papua New Guineans and Aboriginal Australians. Yet portions of the genome did not match these groups. This brings new surprises about the evolution of modern humans.
Science X staff
July 28, 2021
An analysis of the blood types of one Denisovan and three Neanderthal individuals has uncovered new clues to the evolutionary history, health, and vulnerabilities of their populations. Silvana Condemi of the Centre National de la Research Scientifique (CNRS) and colleagues at Aix-Marseille University, France, present hese findings in the open-access journal PLOS ONE on July 28, 2021.
Science X staff
July 1, 2021
Elephants and their forebears were pushed into wipeout by waves of extreme global environmental change, rather than overhunting by early humans, according to new research.
Science X staff
May 18, 2021
A new study of ancient DNA from horse fossils found in North America and Eurasia shows that horse populations on the two continents remained connected through the Bering Land Bridge, moving back and forth and interbreeding multiple times over hundreds of thousands of years.
Kiona N. Smith
April 9, 2021
Ars Technica
One study includes DNA from the son of Neanderthal and Homo sapiens parents.


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