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Asia

Geography

Political map of Asia

Political map of Asia

Borders

Asia is bordered on east by the Pacific Ocean, on the south by the Indian Ocean and on the North by the Arctic Ocean. The border between Europe and Asia is commonly considered to be the watershed of the Ural Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian Sea, the Greater Caucasus, the Black Sea and the Turkish Straits. Finally, the Suez Canal makes the boundary between Africa and Asia.

Area

44,579,000 km2 (17,212,000 sq mi)

Topographic map of Asia

Topographic map of Asia

Land cover map of Asia

Land cover map of Asia

Regions

Major rivers in Asia

map of Asia with major rivers

List of the major rivers of Asia with their length:

  1. Yangtze (6,300 km / 3,915 mi)
  2. Yellow River (5,464 km / 3,395 mi)
  3. Mekong (4,350 km / 2,700 mi)
  4. Lena River (4,294 km / 2,668 mi)
  5. Irtysh River (4,248 km / 2,640 mi)
  6. Brahmaputra River (3,848 km / 2,391 mi)
  7. Ob (3,650 km / 2,268 mi)
  8. Indus River (3,610 km / 2,243 mi)
  9. Yenisey (3,487 km / 2,167 mi)
  10. Nizhnyaya Tunguska (2,989 km / 1,857 mi)

Population

Population

4,641,054,786 (2020)

Density of population

100/km2 (260/sq mi)

Population from 1950 to 2020

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Source: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2019). World Population Prospects 2019, Online Edition. Rev. 1.

Economy

GDP (PPP) (estimate 2019)

Total: $65.44 trillion

GDP (nominal) (estimate 2019)

Total: $31.58 trillion

Per capita: $7,350

Asian countries and capitals

FlagCountry nameCapitalPopulationArea
flag of AfghanistanAfghanistanKabul38,928,346 (2020)652,230 km2
flag of ArmeniaArmeniaYerevan2,956,900 (2020)19,743 km2
flag of azerbaijanAzerbaijanBaku10,027,874 (2020)86,600 km2
BahrainManama1,543,300 (2019)760 km2
Flag of BangladeshBangladeshDhaka161,376,708 (2018)148,460 km2
flag of BhutanBhutanThimphu754,388 (2018)38,394 km2
flag of BruneiBruneiBandar Seri Begawan459,500 (2019)5,765 km2
flag of CambodiaCambodiaPhnom Penh15,288,489 (2019)181,035 km2 
Flag of ChinaChinaBeijing1,400,050,000 (2019)9,596,960 km2
Flag of CyprusCyprusNicosia1,189,265 (2018)9,251 km2
flag of EgyptEgyptCairo100,075,480 (2020)1,001,450 km2
flag of GeorgiaGeorgiaTbilisi3,716,858 (2020)69,700 km2
flag of IndiaIndiaNew Delhi1,352,642,280 (2018)3,287,263 km2
flag of IndonesiaIndonesiaJakarta267,670,543 (2018)1,904,569 km2
flag of IranIranTehran83,183,741 (2019)1,648,195 km2 
flag of IraqIraqBaghdad38,433,600 (2018)438,317 km2
flag of IsraelIsraelJerusalem9,209,020 (2020)
21,937 km2
flag of JapanJapanTokyo126,150,000 (2019)377,915 km2
flag of JordaniaJordanAmman10,658,123 (2020)89,342 km2
flag of KazakhstanKazakhstanNur-Sultan18,708,352 (2020)2,724,900 km2
flag of kuwaitKuwaitKuwait City4,420,110 (2019)17,818 km2 
flag of KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstanBishkek6,533,500 (2020)199,951 km2
flag of LaosLaosVientiane7,123,205 (2019)236,800 km2
flag of LebanonLebanonBeirut6,859,408 (2018)10,400 km2 
flag of MalaysiaMalaysiaKuala Lumpur32,730,000 (2020)329,847 km2
flag of MaldivesMaldivesMalé379,270 (2020)298 km2 
flag of MongoliaMongoliaUlaanbaatar3,353,470 (2020)1,564,116 km2
flag of Myanmar (or Burma)MyanmarNaypyidaw53,582,855 (2017)676,578 km2
flag of NepalNepalKathmandu28,095,714 (2018)147,181 km2
flag of North KoreaNorth KoreaPyongyang25,549,604 (2018)120,538 km2 
flag of OmanOmanMuscat4,829,473 (2018)309,500 km2
flag of PakistanPakistanIslamabad212,228,286 (2018)796,095 km2
flag of PhilippinesPhilippinesManila100,981,437 (2015)300,000 km2
flag of QatarQatarDoha2,795,484 (2020)11,586 km2
flag of RussiaRussiaMoscow146,748,590 (2020)17,098,242 km2
flag of Saudi ArabiaSaudi ArabiaRiyadh34,218,169 (2019)2,149,690 km2
flag of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore5,703,600 (2019)719.2 km2
flag of South KoreaSouth KoreaSeoul51,709,098 (2019)
99,720 km2 
flag of Sri LankaSri LankaColombo21,803,000 (2019)65,610 km2
flag of SyriaSyriaDamascus17,500,657 (2020)187,437 km2
flag of TajikistanTajikistanDushanbe9,537,645 (2020)144,100 km2
flag of ThailandThailandBangkok66,558,935 (2019)513,120 km2 
flag of Timor-Leste (East Timor)Timor-LesteDili1,183,643 (2015)14,874 km2
flag of TurkeyTurkeyAnkara83,154,997 (2019)783,562 km2
flag of TurkmenistanTurkmenistanAshgabat6,031,187 (2020)488,100 km2
flag of United Arab Emirates (UAE)United Arab EmiratesAbu Dhabi9,890,400 (2020)83,600 km2
flag of UzbekistanUzbekistanTashkent34,036,800 (2020)447,400 km2
flag of VietnamVietnamHanoi96,208,984 (2019)331,210 km2
flag of YemenYemenSanaa28,498,683 (2018)527,968 km2