How many Countries in Asia?

Countries in Asia Continent


According to the United Nations, there are 48 countries in the Asian continent. The list of all Asian countries is shown in the table below, with their capital, current population and subregion (based on the wikipedia statistics).

List Of Asian countries

Asia Countries and Regions

Asia is the world's largest continent by both land area and population, covering approximately one-third of the Earth's total land area. It is home to diverse cultures, languages, and religions, including Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, and Christianity. The region is known for its rich history, ancient civilizations, and impressive landmarks such as the Great Wall of China, the Taj Mahal, and the Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia. The Asian continent is divided into several regions, including East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Central Asia, and West Asia.

South Asian Countries

South Asia is a subregion of Asia, consisting of eight countries, namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The region is home to a diverse range of ethnic groups, cultures, and religions. The area is known for its rich history and ancient civilizations, including the Indus Valley Civilization in Pakistan and the Maurya Empire in India. South Asia is also known for its unique cuisine, music, and dance forms.

Top Asian Countries

Asia is home to some of the world's most populous and economically powerful countries. China, with a population of over 1.4 billion, is the world's most populous country and also the world's second-largest economy. Japan, the third-largest economy, is known for its technological innovations and cultural exports. South Korea, Taiwan, and Singapore are also known for their highly developed economies and advanced technological industries. Other notable Asian countries include India, with a rapidly growing economy and a population of over 1.3 billion, and Indonesia, the world's fourth-most populous country.

Dependencies or other territories

Dependent territories, areas or areas of special sovereignty (autonomous territories) are not included in the list of Asian countries. It is listed below in a separate table.

Despite the challenges of poverty, political instability, and natural disasters, Asia continues to be a fascinating and dynamic region with much to offer visitors. Whether you are interested in history, culture, food, or outdoor adventure, there is something for everyone in the countries of Asia.