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
(2018)
Subregion
1 China 1,415,045,928 Eastern Asia
2 India 1,354,051,854 Southern Asia
3 Indonesia 266,794,980 South-Eastern Asia
4 Pakistan 200,813,818 Southern Asia
5 Bangladesh 166,368,149 Southern Asia
6 Japan 127,185,332 Eastern Asia
7 Philippines 106,512,074 South-Eastern Asia
8 Viet Nam 96,491,146 South-Eastern Asia
9 Iran 82,011,735 Southern Asia
10 Turkey 81,916,871 Western Asia
11 Thailand 69,183,173 South-Eastern Asia
12 Myanmar 53,855,735 South-Eastern Asia
13 South Korea 51,164,435 Eastern Asia
14 Iraq 39,339,753 Western Asia
15 Afghanistan 36,373,176 Southern Asia
16 Saudi Arabia 33,554,343 Western Asia
17 Uzbekistan 32,364,996 Central Asia
18 Malaysia 32,042,458 South-Eastern Asia
19 Nepal 29,624,035 Southern Asia
20 Yemen 28,915,284 Western Asia
21 North Korea 25,610,672 Eastern Asia
22 Sri Lanka 20,950,041 Southern Asia
23 Kazakhstan 18,403,860 Central Asia
24 Syria 18,284,407 Western Asia
25 Cambodia 16,245,729 South-Eastern Asia
26 Azerbaijan 9,923,914 Western Asia
27 Jordan 9,903,802 Western Asia
28 United Arab Emirates 9,541,615 Western Asia
29 Tajikistan 9,107,211 Central Asia
30 Israel 8,452,841 Western Asia
31 Laos 6,961,210 South-Eastern Asia
32 Kyrgyzstan 6,132,932 Central Asia
33 Lebanon 6,093,509 Western Asia
34 Turkmenistan 5,851,466 Central Asia
35 Singapore 5,791,901 South-Eastern Asia
36 State of Palestine 5,052,776 Western Asia
37 Oman 4,829,946 Western Asia
38 Kuwait 4,197,128 Western Asia
39 Georgia 3,907,131 Western Asia
40 Mongolia 3,121,772 Eastern Asia
41 Armenia 2,934,152 Western Asia
42 Qatar 2,694,849 Western Asia
43 Bahrain 1,566,993 Western Asia
44 Timor-Leste 1,324,094 South-Eastern Asia
45 Cyprus 1,189,085 Western Asia
46 Bhutan 817,054 Southern Asia
47 Maldives 444,259 Southern Asia
48 Brunei 434,076 South-Eastern Asia

Dependencies or other territories

#TerritoryPopulation
(2018)
Dependency of
1 Taiwan 23,694,089 (China)
2 Hong Kong 7,428,887 China
3 Macao 632,418 China
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