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.
What is Eurasia? - Stephen Kotkin
October 26, 2017
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