Category: Guide to Asia

Asia is the largest of the continents, both in the area and in the population. It covers one-third of the solid parts of the Earth ‘s surface and is responsible for housing nearly three-fifths of the world’s population. Asia borders the western side with Africa and Europe, and on the eastern side with The Pacific Ocean, Oceania And, to a lesser Extent, North America, by the Bering Strait. The extreme northern point of the continent is located in the Arctic Ocean. But in the South, Asia comes to an end in your hottest region of the tropics, in the vicinity of the Equator. In Asia are found some of the highest mountains in the world; the rivers more extensive; the largest  deserts, plains and plateaus; the jungles and forests more dense. The maximum and minimum altitude is located in Asia. The Mount Everest, the maximum altitude of the planet, is located at 8,848 m above sea level; along the border line of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal with the Chinese autonomous region of Tibet. The coast of the dead sea, the lowest altitude plain of the world, are located the 396 m below the sea level, in the border region of the State of Israel with the Hashemita Kingdom of Jordan. As for regions in Asia, considering that a geographic region is a more or less defined area, characterized by certain physical and human aspects, it would be possible to find dozens of them on the continent and even some in the same country. For this reason, and to facilitate the study and understanding of the political and social characteristics and problems of such a vast continent, we will simplify your division by studying it through six major geographic regions. They are: East Asia (Far East), West Asia (Middle East), Central Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. Browser subcategories by country: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, China, Cyprus, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen.

Armenia Overview

Country Profile Armenia is located in southern Transcaucasia and is also known as the Republic of Armenia....

China Overview

Country Profile Know as Oriental dragon, China is located in eastern Asia, with formal name of The...

Bhutan Overview

Country Profile Bhutan is located to the south of the eastern Himalayas and is also known as...

Brunei Overview

Country Profile Brunei is in Southeast Asia, on the northern island of Kalimantan, also known as Brunei...

Burma Overview

Country Profile Myanmar is located in western Indochina. In Sanskrit, the country name means “strong, brave,” and...

Bahrain Overview

Country Profile Bahrain is an island located southwest in the Persian Gulf. Its full name is the...

Cyprus Overview

Country Profile Cyprus, also known as the Republic of Cyprus, is located in the northeast Mediterranean Sea....

India Overview

Country Profile Known as the Movie Kingdom, India is in the Asian subcontinent, also known as the Republic...

Georgia Overview

Country Profile Known as the Tea Country, Georgia is located in central and western Transcaucasia, an area of...

Malaysia Overview

Country Profile Malaysia is located in Southeast Asia. The country name comes from Greek, meaning “Mexican land.”...

Japan Overview

Country Profile Japan is an island nation in East Asia and the Western Pacific. The country’s name...

Jordan Overview

Country Profile Jordan is located northwest of the Arabian Peninsula. “Jordan” in Hebrew means “currents under the.”...

Israel Overview

Country Profile Israel is located in Western Asia. According to the 1947 United Nations resolution on the...

Laos Overview

Country Profile Laos is located in northern Indochina. As the highest altitude on the Indochina Peninsula, so...

Kuwait Overview

Country Profile Kuwait is located at the northwest end of the Persian Gulf in Western Asia. “Kuwait”...

Lebanon Overview

Country Profile Lebanon is located in the Eastern Mediterranean and Western Asia, and it is also known...

Kazakhstan Overview

Country Profile As the World’s Largest Landlocked Country, Kazakhstan, also known as the Republic of Kazakhstan, is in...

Pakistan Overview

Country Profile Pakistan is located in northwestern South Asia and is also known as the Islamic Republic...

Iraq Overview

Country Profile Iraq is in the northeast Arabian Peninsula and is also known as the Republic of...

Oman Overview

Country Profile Oman is located in the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula and is also known as...

Nepal Overview

Country Profile Himalayan Nepal, also known as the Kingdom of Nepal, is the world’s only Hindu monarchy....

Mongolia Overview

Country Profile Mongolia is located in Central Asia. It covers an area of 1,566,500 square kilometers and...

Qatar Overview

Country Profile Qatar is on the Persian Gulf on the west coast of the Qatar peninsula. Covering...

Syria Overview

Country Profile Syria is located in the western Asian continent and is also known as the Syrian...

Thailand Overview

Country Profile Thailand is located in central and southern Indochina. Thai for the “free country” of Italy,...

Vietnam Overview

Country Profile Vietnam is located in eastern Indochina, and is also known as the Socialist Republic of...

Yemen Overview

Country Profile The Republic of Yemen is located at the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula. “Yemen”...

Turkey Overview

Country Profile Turkey, also known as the Republic of Turkey, is located in Western Asia and straddles...