Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Where is Asia?

The Asia.view blog at The Economist has an article asking "Does Asia Exist?"

Geographers and journalists have varying opinions about whether Asia includes all of the Middle East. The last time I checked, Asia's land mass includes the area east of the Sinai (but not the Sinai itself) through Iran. Some even call Australia a part of what is known as "Australasia."

People need to read their geography books more often. There are only seven continents--no more, no less. And, yes, that DOES include Asia.

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