As for Russia, well, on a map it looks more in Asia, but I understand the arguments for Europe too. Just goes to show how arbitrarily we (humans) like to divide things up. Same for Asia vs Oceania.
Don't mix geography with politics. Culturally and politically Cyprus is part of Europe, but geographically (which is what is this quiz about) it's definitely and undoubtedly in Asia
77% of the population of Russia live in the European part of Russia. Although European part of Russia is only 25% of the total area of Russia that part also makes up 38% of the whole land area of Europe. So Russia is more European.
In other words, the -stan countries are not considered part of the "core" Middle East, but are in the Greater Middle East, as with the Transcaucasian countries and North and East Africa.
But there's more Russia in Asia than there is of any other country anywhere. Seems insane.
Typing in Kyrgabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzstan would even work!
Fortunately I abandoned attempts to work out with a few seconds remaining and put Brunei in
The case of Russia is a bit different. I have always considered Siberia as a colony, Russia can still be considered as an Empire. Just think about the British Empire during the 19th century... the UK was indeed a European country, though it had colonies on every continent. The only difference is that Russia is contiguous, and that they kept Siberia because, well, it's not very populated, not very attractive, nobody seriously tried to conquer it, and there were never any serious separatists.
By that way of convoluted thinking, ALL of Africa should be in Asia, as it borders the Indian Ocean.
Could there be an Asia 2 map as a JetPunk SVG?
Like the South America 2 map, this one will have the Palestinian Territories as an available answer.
I was just thinking of it and I thought I would ask.
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