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Countries of Asia Summary

The following list summarizes the 51 major Asian countries. I have included population, area, population density, the Asian countries capitals, major language, and major religion(s).

Asian country tourist info by geographic area -
Eastern Asia Travel Information - 6
Northern Asia Travel Information - 8
Southern Asia Travel Information - 19
Western Asia Travel Information - 18
ASIA TOTAL SUMMARY

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Countries of Asia Summary Chart (51)

Population
(1,000s)
Area
(sq. mi.)
Density
P/SM

Capitol City

Language

Religion
(most - least)

Southern Asia (19)

Afghanistan

23,738

251,825

90

Kabul

Pashtu, Dari

Muslim

Bangladesh

125,340

56,977

2,200

Dacca

Bangla

Muslim

Bhutan

1,865

18,150

103

Thimphu

Dzongkha

Buddhist

Brumei

308

2,216

138

Bandar Seri B.

Malay

Muslim

Cambodia

11,164

70,238

159

Phnom Penh

Khmer

Buddhist

India

967,613

1,222,243

792

New Delhi

Hindi

Hindu

Indonesia

209,774

741,052

283

Jakarta

Bahasa

Muslim

Laos

5,117

91,429

55

Vientiane

Lao

Buddhist

Malaysia

20,376

127,584

159

Kuala Lumpur

Malay

Mus.- Hindu

Maldives

280

115

2,438

Male

Divehi

Muslim

Myanmar (Burma)

46,822

261,228

179

Rangoon

Burmese

Buddhist

Nepal

22,641

56,827

398

Kathmandu

Nepali

Hindu

Pakistan

132,185

307,374

430

Islamabad

Urdu

Muslim

Papua New Guinea

4,496

178,704

25

Port Moresby

English

Protest.- Cat.

Phillipines

76,104

115,860

656

Manila

Tagalog

Catholic

Singapore

3,462

250

13,847

Singapore

Chinese

Buddhist

Sri Lanka

18,762

25,332

740

Colombo

Sinhala, Tamil

Buddhist

Thailand

59,451

198,115

300

Bangkok

Thai

Buddhist

Vietnam

75,124

127,816

587

Hanoi

Vietnamese

Bud.-Taoism

1,796,356

3,672,165

489

Eastern Asia (6)

Pop.
Area
Density

Capitol City

Language

Religion

China (& Tibet)

1,221,592

3,696,100

327

Beijing

Mandarin

Athi.-Buddist

Japan

125,717

145,850

861

Tokyo

Japanese

Shinto - Bud.

Korea, North

24,317

47,399

513

Pyongyang

Korean

Buddist

Korea, South

45,949

38,375

1,197

Seoul

Korean

Chr.- Buddist

Mongolia

2,538

604,800

4

Ulaan Baator

Mongolian

Buddist

Taiwan

21,656

13,969

1,550

Taipei

Mandarin

Bud.-Tao.-C

1,441,769

4,546,493

317

Northern Asia (8)
  (Ex-USSR)

Pop.
Area

Density

Capitol City

Language

Religion

Belaris

10,440

80,153

130

Minsk

Belarussian

Orth.- C- M

Kazakhstan

16,899

1,052,100

16

Almaty

Kazakh

Mus.- Orth.

Krygyzstan

4,450

76,600

59

Bishkek

Kyrgyz

Muslim

Russia

147,987

6,592,800

22

Moscow

Russian

Orthodox

Tajikistan

6,014

55,300

108

Dushanbe

Tajik

Muslim

Turkmenistan

4,225

188,500

22

Ashgabat

Turkmen

Muslim

Ukraine

50,685

233,100

217

Kiev

Ukrainian

Orthodox

Uzbekistan

23,860

172,700

138

Tashkent

Uzbek

Muslim

260,110

8,374,653

31

Western Asia (18)
  (Middle East)

Pop.
Area

Density

Capitol City

Language

Religion

Armenia

3,466

11,506

301

Yerevan

Armenian

A. Ortho.

Azerbaijan

7,736

33,400

232

Baku

Azeri

Muslim

Bahrain

603

268

2,251

Manama

Arabic

Muslim

Cyprus

753

3,572

211

Nicosia

Greek, Turkish

Orth.- Mus.

Georgia

5,175

26,831

193

Tbilisi

Georgian

G. Ortho.

Iran

67,540

632,457

107

Tehran

Farsi

Muslim

Iraq

22,219

167,975

132

Baghdad

Arabic

Muslim

Israel

5,535

7,876

702

Tel Aviv

Hebrew

Jewdaism

Jordan

4,325

34,342

125

Amman

Arabic

Muslim

Kuwait

2,077

6,880

301

Kuwait City

Arabic

Muslim

Lebanon

3,859

3,950

976

Beirut

Arabic, French

Muslim- Ch.

Oman

2,265

118,150

19

Muscat

Arabic

Muslim

Qatar

665

4,416

150

Doha

Arabic

Muslim

Saudi Arabia

20,088

864,000

23

Riyadh

Arabic

Muslim

Syria

16,138

71,498

225

Damascus

Arabic

Muslim

Turkey

63,528

300,948

211

Ankara

Turkish

Muslim

U.A.E.

2,262

32,280

70

Abu Dhabi

Arabic

Muslim

Yemen

13,972

207,286

67

Sana

Arabic

Muslim

225,829

2,455,898

92

ASIA TOTAL =

3,724,064

19,049,209

195

people
(,000s)
sq. mi.



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