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Asia is the largest continent by area and population on Earth. Asia has an area of 44,579,000 sq km (17,212,000 sq mi) and an estimated population of 3.9 billion as of January 15, 2012.

Asia is defined according to similar definitions presented by the Encyclopædia Britannica and the National Geographic Society as four-fifths of the landmass of Eurasia – with the western portion of the latter occupied by Europe – located to the east of the Suez Canal, east of the Ural Mountains and south of the Caucasus Mountains (or the Kuma-Manych Depression) and the Caspian and Black Seas. It is bounded on the east by the Pacific Ocean, on the south by the Indian Ocean and on the north by the Arctic Ocean. Given its size and diversity, Asia – a toponym dating back to classical antiquity – "is more a cultural concept" incorporating diverse regions and peoples than a homogeneous physical entity. Asia differs very widely among and within its regions with regard to ethnic groups, cultures, environments, economics, historical ties and government systems.


There are a total of 17 countries in Asia. These countries, by alphabetical order are

List of Asian Countries
Country Capital Population Currency Exchange Rate (US$1 equivalent)
Arabic Union Riyadh 31,500,000 Dinar 27.30
Bharati Republic Karachi 800,000,000 Bharati Rupee 6.09
Dravida Nadu Mumbai 560,000,000 Dravadi Rupee 0.93
Empire of Japan Tokyo 120,750,000 Yen 40.15
Federal Republic of Korea Seoul 56,050,000 Hwan 29,750.00
Majapahit Republic Palembang 227,854,000 Kepang-Bahru 89,000.00
KUP Myanmar Mandalay 485,925,000 New Kyat 0.89
Kingdom of China Beijing 250,000,000 Wen 1.12
Persia Tehran 400,540,000 Rial 9985.00
People's Republic of the Philippines Manila 65,500,000 Salapi 4.12
Kingdom of Russia (St Petersburg) 96,075,000 Ruble 0.45
Commonwealth of Sarawak Kuching 35,000,000 Sarawakian Dollar 5.50
Republic of China Guangzhou 756,000,000 Yuan 20.85
Tarim Republic Urumqi 5,000,000 Som 1,598,600.00
Tibetan Lamanate Lhasa 20,000,000 Tangka 1.05
Turkiye Istanbul 120,000,000 Lira 12.55
Republic of Vietnam Hanoi 68,200,000 Dong 385,000.00

Regional Organisations

Asia has many regional organisations, mainly based on economic cooperation. There are also a religion-based regional organisations - for Buddhism - and a loose defence agreement

The organisations are:

Regional Organisations in Asia
Name Member States Nature
ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Majapahit, Myanmar, Sarawak, the Philippines, Vietnam Economic
Asian Regional Council North China, South China, Dravida Nadu, Japan, Korea, Myanmar, Majapahit, the Philippines, Sarawak, Tibet, Vietnam Defence
CCAS (Commonwealth of Central Asian States) Persia, Uyghurstan, Bharat Republic Economic
FBN (Federation of Buddhist Nations) Bharat Republic, Japan, Korea, South China, Majapahit, Myanmar, Persia, Sarawak, Tibet, Vietnam Religious
MECO (Middle East Cooperation Organisation) Arabia, Persia, Turkiye, Uyghurstan Economic
SARA (South Asia Regional Association) Bharat Republic, Dravida Nadu, Myanmar (Observer), Tibet Economic




Buddhism is the largest religion in Asia. Of Asia's population of 3.9 billion, there are around 3.2 billion Buddhists, 400 million Hindus, 300 million Taoists and 50 million followers of minor religions such as Christianity, Islam, Jainism, Shintoism and tribal religions.

Buddhism is the dominant religion in a number of nations:

  • South China (93% - 703.22 million)
  • Bharat Republic (69% - 552.7 million)
  • Myanmar (98% - 476.6 million)
  • Persia (94% - 376.9 million)
  • Majapahit (90% - 205.2 million)
  • North China (72% - 180 million)
  • Japan (93% - 112.4 million)
  • Vietnam (93% - 63.9 million)
  • Korea (91% - 51.1 million)
  • Sarawak (95% - 33.5 million)
  • Tibet (100% - 19.98 million)

It also has significant minorities in a variety of countries:

  • People's Republic of the Philippines (46% - 30.5 million)
  • Dravada Nadu (14% - 78.5 million)

Hinduism is the second largest religion with over 400 million adherents. They are found mainly in Dravida Nadu (66%), with a sizeable minority in Bharat (27%) and Majapahit (8.9%).

Taoism is the thirld largest religion in Asia and the world, with over 300 million followers. Taoists are found mainly in North China, South China, Korea, Sarawak and Vietnam.

Christianity was a major religion in Asia during the 1st millennium CE. However, it gradually declined into a minor religion with about 27 million followers, mainly in parts of Turkiye.

Islam is an important religion in Arabia, adhered to by around 11% of the population. However, it has been in steady decline since the overthrow of the Saud dynasty in 1911.



The combined economy of Asia is the largest in the world, producing over 60% of the world's GDP. The economy of Asian nations vary widely, from the technologically advanced economies of Japan, Korea, Myanmar and South China, to agrarian or natural resource reliant economies such as Arabia, Dravida Nadu, Persia and Tibet.

List of Asian Countries by Economic Output
Country GDP, billions $ (Nominal) GDP per capita (Nominal) GDP, billions $ (PPP) GDP per capita (PPP)
Myanmar 30,130 62,000 28,319
Japan 8,450 70,000 7,270
Bharat 7,950 9,937.5 7,680
Dravida Nadu 6,412 11,450 6,005
South China 3,398 4,500 4,180
Korea 3,300 58,900 3,000
Russia 3,050 31,750 2,876
Turkiye 3000 25,000 2,620
Majapahit 1,870 8,200 2,300
Sawarak 1,001 28,600 1,460
Persia 953 2,385 920
Dravida Nadu 679 1,212 755
Vietnam 612 8,975 699
North China 551 2,200 662
Philippines 425 6,500 590
Arabia 390 12,400 450
Tibet 228 11,400 276
Tarim Republic 24 4,800 72

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