Asia is the world’s largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the eastern and northern hemispheres. It covers 8.6% of the Earth’s total surface area (or 29.9% of its land area) and with approximately 4 billion people, it hosts 60% of the world’s current human population. During the 20th century Asia’s population nearly quadrupled. China was the largest and most advanced economy on earth for much of recorded history, until the British Empire (excluding India) overtook it in the mid 19th century. Japan has had for only several decades after WW2 the largest economy in Asia and second-largest of any single nation in the world, after surpassing the Soviet Union (measured in net material product) in 1986 and Germany in 1968.

 

Population Of Asia: 4,379,000,000 (4 billion)

 

 

Map Of Asia

 

 

Name of region and
territory, with flag
Area
(km²)
Population
(1 July 2008 est.)
Population density
(per km²)
Capital
Central Asia:
Kazakhstan 2,724,927 15,666,533 5.7 Astana
Kyrgyzstan 198,500 5,356,869 24.3 Bishkek
Tajikistan 143,100 7,211,884 47.0 Dushanbe
Turkmenistan 488,100 5,179,573 9.6 Ashgabat
Uzbekistan 447,400 28,268,441 57.1 Tashkent
Eastern Asia:
Hong Kong 1,092 7,008,300 6,417.9 -
Japan 377,835 127,288,628 336.1 Tokyo
Macau 25 460,823 18,473.3
Mongolia 1,565,000 2,996,082 1.7 Ulaan Baatar
North Korea 120,540 23,479,095 184.4 Pyongyang
People’s Republic of China 9,640,821 1,322,044,605 134.0 Beijing
Republic of China (Taiwan) 35,980 22,920,946 626.7 Taipei
South Korea 98,480 49,232,844 490.7 Seoul
Northern Asia:
Russia 17,075,400 142,200,000 26.8 Moscow
Southeastern Asia:
Brunei 5,770 381,371 66.1 Bandar Seri Begawan
Burma (Myanmar) 676,578 47,758,224 70.3 Naypyidaw
Cambodia 181,035 13,388,910 74 Phnom Penh
East Timor (Timor-Leste) 15,007 1,108,777 73.8 Dili
Indonesia 1,919,440 230,512,000 120.1 Jakarta
Laos 236,800 6,677,534 28.2 Vientiane
Malaysia 329,847 27,780,000 84.2 Kuala Lumpur
Philippines 300,000 92,681,453 308.9 Manila
Singapore 704 4,608,167 6,545.7 Singapore
Thailand 514,000 65,493,298 127.4 Bangkok
Vietnam 331,690 86,116,559 259.6 Hanoi
Southern Asia:
Afghanistan 647,500 32,738,775 42.9 Kabul
Bangladesh 147,570 153,546,901 1040.5 Dhaka
Bhutan 38,394 682,321 17.8 Thimphu
India 3,287,263 1,147,995,226 349.2 New Delhi
Maldives 300 379,174 1,263.3 Malé
Nepal 147,181 29,519,114 200.5 Kathmandu
Pakistan 803,940 167,762,049 208.7 Islamabad
Sri Lanka 65,610 21,128,773 322.0 Sri Jayawardenapura-Kotte
Western Asia:
Armenia 29,800 3,299,000 280.7 Yerevan
Azerbaijan 86,660 8,845,127 102.736 Baku
Bahrain 665 718,306 987.1 Manama
Cyprus 9,250 792,604 83.9 Nicosia
Georgia 69,700 4,636,400 65.1 Tbilisi
Iraq 437,072 28,221,181 54.9 Baghdad
Iran 1,648,195 70,472,846 42.8 Tehran
Israel 20,770 7,112,359 290.3 Jerusalem
Jordan 92,300 6,198,677 57.5 Amman
Kuwait 17,820 2,596,561 118.5 Kuwait City
Lebanon 10,452 3,971,941 353.6 Beirut
Oman 212,460 3,311,640 12.8 Muscat
Palestinian territories 6,257 4,277,000 683.5 Ramallah
Qatar 11,437 928,635 69.4 Doha
Saudi Arabia 1,960,582 23,513,330 12.0 Riyadh
Syria 185,180 19,747,586 92.6 Damascus
Turkey Ankara
United Arab Emirates 82,880 4,621,399 29.5 Abu Dhabi
Yemen 527,970 23,013,376 35.4 Sanaá
Total 43,810,582 4,162,966,086 89.07