Countries in Asia:

48

There are 48 countries in Asia today, according to the United Nations. The full list is shown in the table below, with current population and subregion (based on the United Nations official statistics).

Not included in this total of "countries" and listed separately are:

  • Dependencies (or dependent territories, dependent areas) or Areas of Special Sovereignty (autonomous territories)
#CountryPopulation
(2017)
Subregion
1 China 1,388,232,693 Eastern Asia
2 India 1,342,512,706 Southern Asia
3 Indonesia 263,510,146 South-Eastern Asia
4 Pakistan 196,744,376 Southern Asia
5 Bangladesh 164,827,718 Southern Asia
6 Japan 126,045,211 Eastern Asia
7 Philippines 103,796,832 South-Eastern Asia
8 Viet Nam 95,414,640 South-Eastern Asia
9 Iran 80,945,718 Southern Asia
10 Turkey 80,417,526 Western Asia
11 Thailand 68,297,547 South-Eastern Asia
12 Myanmar 54,836,483 South-Eastern Asia
13 South Korea 50,704,971 Eastern Asia
14 Iraq 38,654,287 Western Asia
15 Afghanistan 34,169,169 Southern Asia
16 Saudi Arabia 32,742,664 Western Asia
17 Malaysia 31,164,177 South-Eastern Asia
18 Uzbekistan 30,690,914 Central Asia
19 Nepal 29,187,037 Southern Asia
20 Yemen 28,119,546 Western Asia
21 North Korea 25,405,296 Eastern Asia
22 Sri Lanka 20,905,335 Southern Asia
23 Syria 18,906,907 Western Asia
24 Kazakhstan 18,064,470 Central Asia
25 Cambodia 16,076,370 South-Eastern Asia
26 Azerbaijan 9,973,697 Western Asia
27 United Arab Emirates 9,397,599 Western Asia
28 Tajikistan 8,858,115 Central Asia
29 Israel 8,323,248 Western Asia
30 Jordan 7,876,703 Western Asia
31 Laos 7,037,521 South-Eastern Asia
32 Kyrgyzstan 6,124,945 Central Asia
33 Lebanon 6,039,277 Western Asia
34 Singapore 5,784,538 South-Eastern Asia
35 Turkmenistan 5,502,586 Central Asia
36 State of Palestine 4,928,225 Western Asia
37 Oman 4,741,305 Western Asia
38 Kuwait 4,099,932 Western Asia
39 Georgia 3,972,532 Western Asia
40 Mongolia 3,051,900 Eastern Asia
41 Armenia 3,031,670 Western Asia
42 Qatar 2,338,085 Western Asia
43 Bahrain 1,418,895 Western Asia
44 Timor-Leste 1,237,251 South-Eastern Asia
45 Cyprus 1,187,575 Western Asia
46 Bhutan 792,877 Southern Asia
47 Brunei 434,448 South-Eastern Asia
48 Maldives 375,867 Southern Asia

Dependencies or other territories

#TerritoryPopulation
(2017)
Dependency of
1 Taiwan 23,405,309 (China)
2 Hong Kong 7,401,941 China
3 Macao 606,384 China
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