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Fun Facts About Asia

By Joseph Birdsey

Updated February 20, 2021 Updated February 20, 2021

Are you looking to study in China, Japan, India, Singapore, Malaysia or another top study destination in Asia? The continent boasts a large and growing selection of world-class universities, as well as a diverse range of fascinating natural and manmade phenomena.

Did you know that Indonesia is made up of over 17,500 islands? Can you guess which Asian country is home to the world’s largest flower? How many Indian universities have ‘Gandhi’ in their name?

Prepare for your study abroad adventure and impress your friends with these surprising facts about Asia – watch the video above to check them out!

This article was originally published in July 2015 . It was last updated in February 2021

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