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
(2019)
Subregion
1 China 1,420,062,022 Eastern Asia
2 India 1,368,737,513 Southern Asia
3 Indonesia 269,536,482 South-Eastern Asia
4 Pakistan 204,596,442 Southern Asia
5 Bangladesh 168,065,920 Southern Asia
6 Japan 126,854,745 Eastern Asia
7 Philippines 108,106,310 South-Eastern Asia
8 Vietnam 97,429,061 South-Eastern Asia
9 Turkey 82,961,805 Western Asia
10 Iran 82,820,766 Southern Asia
11 Thailand 69,306,160 South-Eastern Asia
12 Myanmar 54,336,138 South-Eastern Asia
13 South Korea 51,339,238 Eastern Asia
14 Iraq 40,412,299 Western Asia
15 Afghanistan 37,209,007 Southern Asia
16 Saudi Arabia 34,140,662 Western Asia
17 Uzbekistan 32,807,368 Central Asia
18 Malaysia 32,454,455 South-Eastern Asia
19 Nepal 29,942,018 Southern Asia
20 Yemen 29,579,986 Western Asia
21 North Korea 25,727,408 Eastern Asia
22 Sri Lanka 21,018,859 Southern Asia
23 Kazakhstan 18,592,970 Central Asia
24 Syria 18,499,181 Western Asia
25 Cambodia 16,482,646 South-Eastern Asia
26 Jordan 10,069,794 Western Asia
27 Azerbaijan 10,014,575 Western Asia
28 United Arab Emirates 9,682,088 Western Asia
29 Tajikistan 9,292,000 Central Asia
30 Israel 8,583,916 Western Asia
31 Laos 7,064,242 South-Eastern Asia
32 Kyrgyzstan 6,218,616 Central Asia
33 Lebanon 6,065,922 Western Asia
34 Turkmenistan 5,942,561 Central Asia
35 Singapore 5,868,104 South-Eastern Asia
36 State of Palestine 5,186,790 Western Asia
37 Oman 5,001,875 Western Asia
38 Kuwait 4,248,974 Western Asia
39 Georgia 3,904,204 Western Asia
40 Mongolia 3,166,244 Eastern Asia
41 Armenia 2,936,706 Western Asia
42 Qatar 2,743,901 Western Asia
43 Bahrain 1,637,896 Western Asia
44 Timor-Leste 1,352,360 South-Eastern Asia
45 Cyprus 1,198,427 Western Asia
46 Bhutan 826,229 Southern Asia
47 Maldives 451,738 Southern Asia
48 Brunei 439,336 South-Eastern Asia

Dependencies or other territories

#TerritoryPopulation
(2019)
Dependency of
1 Taiwan 23,758,247 (China)
2 Hong Kong 7,490,776 China
3 Macao 642,090 China
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