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ASIA


Contitinent: ASIA
Asia

Asia is bounded to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the East by the Pacific Ocean, to the south by the Indian Ocean, and to the West by Europe and the Mediterranean. A continent of contrasts and extremes, the enormous diversity of Asia’s physical and cultural landscape is unparalleled in the world. Although geographers have clubbed its constituent nations and regions as part of one large continent, Asia defies all notions of homogeneity. Asia includes some of the world’s richest and developed economies like Japan and Korea but is also home to some of the world’s poorest nations. Asia has the highest point on Earth, the Mount Everest in the Himalayas, as well as the lowest place on land, the Dead Sea. Asia also experiences the wildest extremes of weather and climate. While the continent boasts of the wettest place on Earth in the Indian state of Meghalaya, certain areas in the Arabian Desert may go without rainfall for years together. Asia also has the widest variety of plant and animal life; from tropical rainforests to desert scrubland; from the world’s largest reptile, the Komodo Dragon of Indonesia, to the shy and elusive Snow Leopard in the high reaches of the Himalayas.
World map showing the location of Asia.

Area 43,810,582 km² (16,915,360.3 sq mi)
Population 4,050,404,193 (1st)
Density 89.07/km² (230.7)/sq mi)
Demonym Asian
No. of countries 37
Countries Asian countries

Afghanistan

Armenia

Azerbaijan

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Bhutan

Brunei

Cambodia

China

Cyprus

East Timor

India

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Israel

Japan

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Kuwait

Kyrgyzstan

Laos

Lebanon

Malaysia

Maldives

Mongolia

Myanmar(formerly Burma)

Nepal

North Korea

Oman

Pakistan

Philippines

Qatar

Russia

Saudi Arabia

Singapore

Sri Lanka

South Korea

Syria

Republic of China(Taiwan)

Tajikistan

Thailand

Turkey

Turkmenistan

United Arab Emirates

Uzbekistan

Vietnam

Yemen

Dependencies Asian dependencies

Akrotiri and Dhekelia

British Indian Ocean Territory

Christmas Island

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Unrecognized Republics & Regions Unrecognized Asian countries & regions

Abkhazia

Gaza Strip (Palestine)

Nagorno-Karabakh

South Ossetia

Taiwan

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

West Bank (Palestine)

Languages Asian languages

more than 50 million native speakers:

Arabic

Armenian

Azerbaijani

Bengali

Burmese

Cantonese (Chinese)

Divehi

Dzongkha

English

Filipino

Greek

Hebrew

Hindi

Indonesian

Japanese

Javanese

Kazakh

Khmer

Korean

Kurdish

Kyrgyz

Lao

Malay

Mandarin (Chinese)

Marathi

Nepali

Min (Taiwanese/Chinese)

Mongolian

Persian

Portuguese

Punjabi

Russian

Sinhalese

Tajik

Tamil

Telugu

Tetum

Thai

Turkish

Turkmen

Urdu

Uzbek

Vietnamese

Wu (Chinese)

Time Zones +2 to +12

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Internet TLD .asia, many others
Largest Cities
Largest Cities in Asia

Tokyo

Seoul

Mumbai

Jakarta

Osaka

Shanghai

Manila

Hong Kong

Tehran

Kolkata

Beijing

Name of region and

territory, with flag

Area

(km²)

Population
(
1 July 2008 est.)
Population density

(per km²)

Capital
Central Asia:
Flag of KazakhstanKazakhstan 2,346,927 15,340,533 5.7 Astana
Flag of Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan 198,500 5,356,869 24.3 Bishkek
Flag of Tajikistan Tajikistan 143,100 7,211,884 47.0 Dushanbe
Flag of Turkmenistan Turkmenistan 488,100 5,179,573 9.6 Ashgabat
Flag of Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 447,400 28,268,441 57.1 Tashkent
Eastern Asia:
Flag of the People's Republic of China China 9,584,492 1,322,044,605 134.0 Beijing
Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong, China 1,092 7,903,334 6,688.0
Flag of Japan Japan 377,835 127,288,628 336.1 Tokyo
Flag of Macau Macau, China 25 460,823 18,473.3
Flag of Mongolia Mongolia 1,565,000 2,996,082 1.7 Ulaanbaatar
Flag of North Korea North Korea 120,540 23,479,095 184.4 Pyongyang
Flag of South Korea South Korea 98,480 49,232,844 490.7 Seoul
Flag of the Republic of China Republic of China (Taiwan) 35,980 22,920,946 626.7 Taipei
Northern Africa:
Flag of Egypt Egypt 980,869 81,713,517 21.7 Cairo
Northern Asia:
Flag of Russia Russia 13,115,200 140,702,092 3.0 Moscow
Southeastern Asia:
Flag of Brunei Brunei 5,770 381,371 60.8 Bandar Seri Begawan
Flag of Cambodia Cambodia 181,040 14,241,640 70.6 Phnom Penh
Flag of East Timor East Timor (Timor-Leste) 15,007 1,108,777 63.5 Dili
Flag of Indonesia Indonesia 1,419,588 237,512,355 159.9 Jakarta
Flag of Laos Laos 236,800 6,677,534 24.4 Vientiane
Flag of Malaysia Malaysia 329,750 25,274,135 68.7 Kuala Lumpur
Flag of Burma Myanmar (Burma) 678,500 47,758,224 62.3 Naypyidaw
Flag of the Philippines Philippines 300,000 92,681,453 281.8 Manila
Flag of Singapore Singapore 704 4,608,167 6,369.0 Singapore
Flag of Thailand Thailand 514,000 65,493,298 121.3 Bangkok
Flag of Vietnam Vietnam 331,690 86,116,559 246.1 Hanoi
Southern Asia:
Flag of Afghanistan Afghanistan 647,500 32,738,775 42.9 Kabul
Flag of Bangladesh Bangladesh 144,000 153,546,901 926.2 Dhaka
Flag of Bhutan Bhutan 47,000 682,321 14.3 Thimphu
Flag of India India 3,167,590 1,147,995,226 318.2 New Delhi
Flag of Iran Iran 1,648,195 65,875,223 42 Tehran
Flag of the Maldives Maldives 300 379,174 1,067.2 Malé
Flag of Nepal Nepal 140,800 29,519,114 183.8 Kathmandu
Flag of Pakistan Pakistan 803,940 167,762,049 183.7 Islamabad
Flag of Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 65,610 21,128,773 298.4 Colombo
Western Asia:
Flag of Armenia Armenia 29,800 2,968,586 111.7 Yerevan
Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 46,870 3,845,127 82.0 Baku
Flag of Bahrain Bahrain 665 718,306 987.1 Manama
Flag of Cyprus Cyprus 9,250 792,604 83.9 Nicosia
Palestinian flagGaza 363 1,537,269 3,315.7 Gaza
Flag of Georgia (country) Georgia 20,460 4,630,841 99.3 Tbilisi
Flag of Iraq Iraq 437,072 28,221,181 54.9 Baghdad
Flag of Israel Israel 20,770 7,112,359 290.3 Jerusalem
Flag of Jordan Jordan 92,300 6,198,677 57.5 Amman
Flag of Kuwait Kuwait 17,820 2,596,561 118.5 Kuwait City
Flag of Lebanon Lebanon 10,452 3,971,941 353.6 Beirut
Flag of Oman Oman 212,460 3,311,640 12.8 Muscat
Flag of Qatar Qatar 11,437 928,635 69.4 Doha
Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 1,960,582 23,513,330 12.0 >Riyadh
Flag of Syria Syria 185,180 19,747,586 92.6 Damascus
Flag of Turkey Turkey 756,768 71,892,807 76.5 Ankara
Flag of the United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 82,880 4,621,399 29.5 Abu Dhabi
Palestinian flagWest Bank 5,860 2,611,904 393.1
Flag of Yemen Yemen 527,970 23,013,376 35.4 Sanaá
Total 43,810,582 4,050,404,193 89.07
Previous Name Year Current Name
East Pakistan 1971 Bangladesh , People’s Republic of
Kampuchea , Democratic 1975 Cambodia , Kingdom of
Portuguese Timor 1975 East Timor , Democratic Republic of
Dutch East Indies 1949 Indonesia , Republic of
Persian Empire 1935 Iran , Republic of
Transjordan 1946 Jordan , Kingdom of
Kirghizia (USSR) 1991 Kyrgyzstan , Republic
Malaya, Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore 1963 alaysia
Burma 1989 Myanmar , Union of
Muscat 1971 Oman , Sultanate of
West Pakistan 1971 Pakistan , Republic of
Hejaz -Nejd , The Kingdom of 1932 Saudi Arabia , Kingdom of
Aden 1970 South Yemen , People’s Republic of
Ceylon 1972 Sri Lanka , Democratic Socialist Republic of
Formosa , Republic 1945 Taiwan
Tajik S.S.R 1991 Tajikistan , Republic of
Siam 1939 Thailand , Kingdom of
Ottoman Empire 1923 Turkey , Republic of
Turkmen SSR (USSR) 1991 Turkmenistan
Trucial Oman & >Trucial States 1971 United Arab Emirates
French Indo-China 1949 Vietnam , Socialist Republic of
Yemen , People’s Democratic & Southern Yemen 1970 Yemen , Republic of

One response

  1. Addelvets

    Спасибо за пост. Позновательно.

    March 5, 2009 at 1:59 PM

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