List of All Countries in Asia

Asia Overview
Northeast Asia is in the eastern hemisphere, bounded to the east by the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean to the south, the Arctic to the north, and the Mediterranean and Black Sea to the west. In the ancient language, Asian means “sunrise.” There are 48 Asian countries and regions with a population of 3.823 billion, accounting for 60.7% of the total world population. This population is mostly of Mongoloid or Asian ethnic origin. Asia comprises an area of 44,000,000 square meters, accounting for 29.4% of the world’s land area. The native languages belong to Sino-Tibetan family of languages, including those languages of South Asia, Altai, North Korea, Japan and others. With Buddhism, Islam and Christianity, Asia was the cradle of three religions.

Asian History
Asia was one of the primary birthplaces of world civilization. Asian people have had, throughout the long river of human history, a brilliant culture. As early as 3000 BC, Asians had learned cooking and pottery, and used fire to smelt ore. The first phase of their transition from nomadic to settled life involved farming, irrigation, and domestication of livestock, and they later invented the wheel, paper, gunpowder, printing, the compass, and Arabic numerals. Before the Industrial Revolution in the 18th century, most of the world’s major technological achievements originated in Asia, and Asia has made great contributions to the world economy. In the 18th century, Western colonialism and imperialism led Western countries to invade many Asian countries, colonizing and semi-colonizing them. Since World War II, these countries have freed themselves from the yoke of colonialism, declaring their independence.

List of all countries and regions in Asia:

Map of Countries in Asia

Map of Asian Countries