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 1,409,517,397 Eastern Asia
2 India 1,339,180,127 Southern Asia
3 Indonesia 263,991,379 South-Eastern Asia
4 Pakistan 197,015,955 Southern Asia
5 Bangladesh 164,669,751 Southern Asia
6 Japan 127,484,450 Eastern Asia
7 Philippines 104,918,090 South-Eastern Asia
8 Viet Nam 95,540,800 South-Eastern Asia
9 Iran 81,162,788 Southern Asia
10 Turkey 80,745,020 Western Asia
11 Thailand 69,037,513 South-Eastern Asia
12 Myanmar 53,370,609 South-Eastern Asia
13 South Korea 50,982,212 Eastern Asia
14 Iraq 38,274,618 Western Asia
15 Afghanistan 35,530,081 Southern Asia
16 Saudi Arabia 32,938,213 Western Asia
17 Uzbekistan 31,910,641 Central Asia
18 Malaysia 31,624,264 South-Eastern Asia
19 Nepal 29,304,998 Southern Asia
20 Yemen 28,250,420 Western Asia
21 North Korea 25,490,965 Eastern Asia
22 Sri Lanka 20,876,917 Southern Asia
23 Syria 18,269,868 Western Asia
24 Kazakhstan 18,204,499 Central Asia
25 Cambodia 16,005,373 South-Eastern Asia
26 Azerbaijan 9,827,589 Western Asia
27 Jordan 9,702,353 Western Asia
28 United Arab Emirates 9,400,145 Western Asia
29 Tajikistan 8,921,343 Central Asia
30 Israel 8,321,570 Western Asia
31 Laos 6,858,160 South-Eastern Asia
32 Lebanon 6,082,357 Western Asia
33 Kyrgyzstan 6,045,117 Central Asia
34 Turkmenistan 5,758,075 Central Asia
35 Singapore 5,708,844 South-Eastern Asia
36 State of Palestine 4,920,724 Western Asia
37 Oman 4,636,262 Western Asia
38 Kuwait 4,136,528 Western Asia
39 Georgia 3,912,061 Western Asia
40 Mongolia 3,075,647 Eastern Asia
41 Armenia 2,930,450 Western Asia
42 Qatar 2,639,211 Western Asia
43 Bahrain 1,492,584 Western Asia
44 Timor-Leste 1,296,311 South-Eastern Asia
45 Cyprus 1,179,551 Western Asia
46 Bhutan 807,610 Southern Asia
47 Maldives 436,330 Southern Asia
48 Brunei 428,697 South-Eastern Asia

Dependencies or other territories

#TerritoryPopulation
(2017)
Dependency of
1 Taiwan 23,626,456 (China)
2 Hong Kong 7,364,883 China
3 Macao 622,567 China
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