Asia

Asia

Asia is one of the continents where eMM provides media coverage (see our coverage map).
Origin of the word “Asia”: Asia is the largest continent and has the most inhabitants. Actually Asia and Europe formed a common continent – Eurasia. The word continent means “the continuous land” and Europe and Asia have a common ground plane. But people know that not so long and that’s why both regions are treated separately. The word “Asia” means “sunrise” or “East”. As the sun rises over Asia, it is called “Orient”. But this only works when you look from Europe. When you look from Japan, the sun does not rise at all over Asia, but across America!