Asia is the world’s largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the eastern and northern hemispheres. It covers 8.7% of the Earth’s total surface area and comprises 30% of its land area. With approximately 4.3 billion people, it hosts 60% of the world’s current human population. The Pacific Region, also known as the Oceanic Region, covers 5,297,804 sq. miles and consists of 33 countries and territories. With approximately 35.7 million people, hosts only 0.05% of the world’s population.