List of All Countries in Asia
Asia is located in the eastern hemisphere, bounded to the east by the Pacific Ocean, to the south by the Indian Ocean, to the north by the Arctic, and to the west by the Mediterranean and Black Sea. In the ancient language, Asian means “sunrise.” There are 50 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.
Countries in Asia by Population
Currently, there are 48 independent countries in Asia. Among these Asian countries, the most populous is China and the least populated is Maldives. The full list of countries in Asia is shown in the table below, ranked by latest total population. Specifically, the population of People’s Republic of China or the Republic of India is larger than the populations of the North American continent and South America combined. However, about two-thirds of the countries of Asia has a small population relative to that of the metropolitan region of São Paulo. The people are greatly different in family trees, practices or usual behaviors,languages, religious beliefs the modus vivendi.
Territories in Asia by Population
In addition to independent countries, there are also dependent territories in Asia. See table below for a full list of all 3 Asian territories, with latest total population and dependencies.
|Rank||Dependent Territory||Population||Territory of|
Asian Countries by Area
The area of the Asian continent is greater than 44.5 million square kilometers, corresponding to nearly one-third of all the lands of our planet. Only in the continent live approximately 4,000 million of inhabitants, a number that exceeds almost 50% of the world’s population. As a result of the demographic density out of common and greater than 70 inhabitants per square kilometer. Below is a list of all the Asian countries, in order of land area size. China is the biggest country while Maldives is the smallest one.
|Rank||Country Name||Land Area (km²)|
|33||United Arab Emirates||83,600|
Alphabetical List of Countries and Dependencies in Asia
In summary, there are a total of 51 independent countries and dependent territories in Asia. See the following for full list of Asian countries and dependencies in alphabetical order:
- Hong Kong (China)
- Macau (China)
- North Korea
- Saudi Arabia
- South Korea
- Sri Lanka
- Taiwan (China)
- United Arab Emirates