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Asia

Asia is both the continent with the largest area and the one with the highest population. It represents the eastern part of the Eurasian landmass and is separated from Europe by the Ural Mountains. With China, Japan, South Korea, India and Indonesia, some of the strongest economies in the world originate from Asia. In addition, Asia is considered the birthplace of the great world religions, i.e. Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Christianity and Judaism. The many other religions practiced on the continent show that faith plays an important role for the people of Asia. Fascinating traditions and an amazing cultural diversity characterize life there.

List of countries in Asia

Asia is the largest and by far the most populous continent. On this page we present you all countries in Asia. Click on a country in the map to go directly to the travel guide.

01

People’s Republic of China

1.44 billion inhabitants
People’s Republic of China
The People's Republic of China is a country in East Asia.
02

India

1.33 billion inhabitants
India
India is a country in South Asia.
03

Pakistan

216.6 million inhabitants
Pakistan
Pakistan is a country in South Asia.
04

Bangladesh

165.8 million inhabitants
Bangladesh
Tigers and temples - this is the short denominator of the experiences of a tour through Bangladesh in travel catalogues here and there. But this country on the Bay of Bengal, nestled between the giants India and Burma, is now an insider tip of international tourism. Tigers and temples alone ...
05

Japan

126.4 million inhabitants
Japan
Japan is an island nation in East Asia.
06

Philippines

109.0 million inhabitants
Philippines
The Philippines is an island nation in the western Pacific Ocean.
07

Egypt

94.8 million inhabitants
Egypt
Egypt is the state in the Nile River basin. The entire population lives here on one thirtieth of the country's land area. With the construction of the Aswan Dam, the danger of flooding was averted and the farmers were able to irrigate their fields all year round. Egypt is the ...
08

Vietnam

94.7 million inhabitants
Vietnam
Vietnam is a country in Southeast Asia.
09

Iran

80.0 million inhabitants
Iran
Iran is a country in the Near East.
10

Thailand

65.9 million inhabitants
Thailand
Thailand is a country in Southeast Asia.
11

Myanmar

53.4 million inhabitants
Myanmar
Myanmar is a country in Southeast Asia.
12

South Korea

51.5 million inhabitants
South Korea
South Korea is a country in East Asia.
13

Iraq

38.3 million inhabitants
Iraq
Iraq is a country in West Asia.
14

Afghanistan

37.5 million inhabitants
Afghanistan
Afghanistan's geographical position as an Asian crossroads has rarely been an advantage in its history. The landlocked country has repeatedly been the plaything of powers and divergent interests. The name of this country originated in 1801 as part of the Anglo-Persian peace treaty, which was supposed to be a military contribution ...
15

Uzbekistan

33.6 million inhabitants
Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan is a country in Central Asia.
16

Saudi Arabia

33.0 million inhabitants
Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia is a country in the Near East.
17

Malaysia

31.6 million inhabitants
Malaysia
Malaysia is a country in Southeast Asia.
18

Nepal

30.3 million inhabitants
Nepal
Nepal is a country in South Asia.
19

Yemen

28.3 million inhabitants
Yemen
Yemen is a country in the Near East.
20

North Korea

25.5 million inhabitants
North Korea
North Korea is a country in East Asia.
21

Taiwan

23.6 million inhabitants
Taiwan
Taiwan is an island nation in East Asia.
22

Sri Lanka

21.4 million inhabitants
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is an island nation in South Asia.
23

Syria

18.5 million inhabitants
Syria
Syria is a country in the Near East.
24

Kazakhstan

18.3 million inhabitants
Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan is a country in Central Asia.
25

Cambodia

16.0 million inhabitants
Cambodia
Cambodia is a country in Southeast Asia.
26

Jordan

10.4 million inhabitants
Jordan
Jordan is a country in the Near East.
27

United Arab Emirates

9.9 million inhabitants
United Arab Emirates
The United Arab Emirates is a country in Southwest Asia.
28

Israel

9.1 million inhabitants
Israel
Israel is a country on the east coast of the Mediterranean Sea....
29

Tajikistan

8.9 million inhabitants
Tajikistan
Tajikistan is a country in Central Asia.
30

Hong Kong

7.5 million inhabitants
Hong Kong
Hong Kong is a city on the southern coast of the People's Republic of China.
31

Laos

6.9 million inhabitants
Laos
Laos is a country in Asia.
32

Kyrgyzstan

6.2 million inhabitants
Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan is a country in Central Asia.
33

Lebanon

6.1 million inhabitants
Lebanon
Lebanon is a country in the Near East.
34

Singapore

5.9 million inhabitants
Singapore
Singapore is a city-state in Southeast Asia.
35

Turkmenistan

5.9 million inhabitants
Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan is a country in Central Asia.
36

State of Palestine

5.2 million inhabitants
State of Palestine
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37

Oman

4.8 million inhabitants
Oman
Oman is a country in the east of the Arabian Peninsula.
38

Kuwait

4.6 million inhabitants
Kuwait
Kuwait is a country in the Near East.
39

Georgia

3.7 million inhabitants
Georgia
Georgia is a country in the Near East.
40

Mongolia

3.1 million inhabitants
Mongolia
Mongolia is a country in Central Asia.
41

Qatar

2.6 million inhabitants
Qatar
Qatar is a country in the Near East.
42

Bahrain

1.5 million inhabitants
Bahrain
Already from Babylonian sources historians drew the knowledge that Bahrain, located on the northeast coast of the Arabian Peninsula, was settled in the 3rd millennium BC. The Persians later occupied what is now a constitutional monarchy. The country was under a British protectorate until independence between 1867 and 1971. After years of ...
43

Timor-Leste

1.3 million inhabitants
Timor-Leste
East Timor is a country in Southeast Asia.
44

Bhutan

0.8 million inhabitants
Bhutan
This is the "kingdom of the dragon", and this name is based on a legend. The small kingdom of Bhutan, to be found between the gigantic neighbours China and India, remembers with the Tibetan name "Druk Yul" that a dragon is said to have appeared in the sky at the ...
45

Macau

0.6 million inhabitants
Macau
Macau is a special administrative region on the southern coast of the People's Republic of China.
46

Maldives

0.4 million inhabitants
Maldives
The Maldives is an island nation in the Indian Ocean.
47

Brunei

0.4 million inhabitants
Brunei
Brunei is a country in Asia on the island of Borneo. The revenues from oil and natural gas led Brunei to immense wealth and allowed the country to grant its citizens the most extensive tax relief. Brunei has a tropical rainforest climate with average temperatures of 27 degrees Celsius. There is ...
British Indian Ocean Territory
This is not one of the classic holiday regions, because the British territory in the Indian Ocean is uninhabited. Apart from a few soldiers who are on duty in a military base on one of the seven atolls, on the island of Diega Garcia. The former inhabitants of the Chagos ...
49

Christmas Island

1,800 inhabitants
Christmas Island
Christmas Island is an island in the Indian Ocean and an Australian outlying territory.