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List of Countries in Asia

List of Countries in Asia


Asia is the largest continent in the world, both in terms of area and population. Read on to know more about the countries in this gigantic continent. Asia is a land of extremes. Not only is it the largest continent in the world, but it also contains the two most populous countries in the world, China and India. most populous democracy in the world, India. largest country in the world, Russia. highest point on the surface of the Earth, Mt. Everest, and the lowest, the Mariana Trench. 5 most populous megacities in the world: Tokyo, Guangzhou, Seoul, Jakarta and Shanghai. 5 of the ten most densely populated countries in the world, Singapore, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Maldives, Palestine, .

Asia (highlighted) in the world

Asia contains 49 countries (excluding Taiwan, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Northern Cyprus, Nagorno-Karabakh, Hong Kong and Macau). Geographically, Asia is divided into 6 regions:

North Asia | South Asia | West Asia | Central Asia | East Asia | Southeast Asia

North Asia

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The gigantic Russia constitutes the entire region of North Asia, and extends across the Urals into Europe. The Soviet Union contained numerous countries in West and Central Asia, which separated during its division. Russia Capital: Moscow Back to Index

South Asia

The Indian subcontinent constitutes the South Asian region. This region has gained notoriety due to the continual struggle between the two regional powers, India and Pakistan, and the tripartite clashes over the volatile region of Kashmir between India, Pakistan and the latter's ally, PR China; all three are nuclear weapon states. The region hosts the most populous river system in the world -the Ganga (Ganges) river system across northern India, Nepal, and Bangladesh, and the largest mangrove forest in the world -- the Sunderbans.

India Capital: New Delhi Pakistan Capital: Islamabad Bangladesh Capital: Dhaka Sri Lanka

Nepal Capital: Kathmandu Bhutan Capital: Thimphu Maldives Capital: Male

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Capital: Colombo

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West Asia

West Asia, also called the Middle East, is famous for being the 'cradle of mankind'. The first civilizations in human history flourished in these regions. It is famous for the vast stores of oil it holds. The epicenter of the centuries-old struggle between Jews and Arabs is Israel, situated in the Middle East.

Saudi Arabia Capital: Riyadh Oman Capital: Muscat Jordan Capital: Amman Qatar Capital: Doha Kuwait Capital: Kuwait City United Arab Emirates Capital: Abu Dhabi Bahrain Capital: Manama Armenia Capital: Yerevan Azerbaijan Capital: Baku Georgia Capital: Tbilisi

Yemen Capital: Sana'a Iraq Capital: Baghdad Iran Capital: Tehran Afghanistan Capital: Kabul Israel Capital: Jerusalem Lebanon Capital: Beirut Palestine Capital: Ramallah Turkey Capital: Ankara Cyprus Capital: Nicosia Syria Capital: Damascus

NOTE: 1. Turkey, Cyprus, Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan are politically included in Europe, but geographically in Asia. 2. A part of Egypt, the Sinai peninsula, lies on the other side of the Suez canal in Asia. but Egypt is not considered as an Asian country because of it.

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Central Asia

This region, previously a part of the Soviet Union, is one of the most inhospitable on earth. Formed by deserts, mountains and steppes, this region houses some of the least densely populated countries in the world. Kazakhstan Capital: Astana Tajikistan Capital: Dushanbe Kyrgyzstan Capital: Bishkek Back to Index Uzbekistan Capital: Tashkent Turkmenistan Capital: Ashgabat

East Asia

With much of East Asia blanketed by the Gobi desert, and the rest wracked by earthquakes with a frightening regularity, it may be surprising to know that this seemingly uninhabitable region holds three of the world's biggest economies -- Japan, South Korea and PR China. Japan Capital: Tokyo PR China South Korea Capital: Seoul Mongolia

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Capital: Beijing North Korea Capital: Pyongyang

List of Countries in Asia


Capital: Ulan Bator

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Southeast Asia

Lying across the Equator, this hot, humid region is defined by its lush rainforests, beautiful coasts and, rather tragically, the iconic Vietnam War. This region is one of the most densely populated regions in the world, and is a globally popular travel destination. Indonesia Capital: Jakarta Malaysia Capital: Kuala Lumpur Philippines Capital: Manila Singapore Capital: Singapore (City-state) Brunei Capital: Bandar Seri Begawan Timor-Leste Capital: Dili Asia is well and truly a giant, and an enchanting and bewildering land of exhilarating extremes. By Maya Pillai Last Updated: 5/15/2013 About Buzzle | Privacy Policy
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Burma Capital: Nay Pyi Taw Thailand Capital: Bangkok Laos Capital: Vientiane Cambodia Capital: Phnom Penh Vietnam Capital: Hanoi

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