About Asia

The Institute of Actuaries of India, hosts the Asian Actuarial Conference (Earlier East Asian Actuarial Conference) for the first time since inception of it in 1981 in Malaysia.

Asia is the Earth's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the eastern and northern hemispheres. Asia covers an area of 44,579,000 square kilometers, about 30% of Earth's total land area and 8.7% of the Earth's total surface area. It has historically been home to the world's first modern civilizations and has always hosted the bulk of the planet's human population. Asia is notable for not only its overall large size and population, but unusually dense and large settlements as well as vast barely populated regions within the continent of 4.4 billion people. The boundaries of Asia are traditionally determined as that of Eurasia, as there is no significant geographical separation between Asia and Europe. The most commonly accepted boundaries place Asia to the east of the Suez Canal, the Ural River, and the Ural Mountains, and south of the Caucasus Mountains and the Caspian and Black Seas. It is bounded on the east by the Pacific Ocean, on the south by the Indian Ocean and on the north by the Arctic Ocean.

Given its size and diversity, the concept of Asia—a name dating back to classical antiquity—may actually have more to do with human geography than physical geography. Asia varies greatly across and within its regions with regard to ethnic groups, cultures, environments, economics, historical ties and government systems. It also has a mix of many different climates ranging from the equatorial south via the hot desert in the Middle East, temperate areas in the east and the extremely continental centre to vast subarctic and polar areas in Siberia.

  Asian Countries - source (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asia)

 

Name

Population

Area

Capital

 

(km²)

1

Afghanistan

3,04,19,928

6,47,500

Kabul

2

Armenia

29,70,495

29,743

Yerevan

3

Azerbaijan[84]

94,93,600

86,600

Baku

4

Bahrain

12,48,348

760

Manama

5

Bangladesh

15,00,39,000

1,47,570

Dhaka

6

Bhutan

7,16,896

38,394

Thimphu

7

Brunei

4,08,786

5,765

Bandar Seri Begawan

8

Cambodia

1,49,52,665

1,81,035

Phnom Penh

9

China (PRC)

1,34,32,39,923

95,96,961

Beijing

10

East Timor

11,43,667

14,874

Dili

11

Egypt[85]

8,91,99,000

10,10,408

Cairo

12

India

1,21,01,93,422

32,87,263

New Delhi

13

Indonesia[86]

24,86,45,008

19,04,569

Jakarta

14

Iran

7,88,68,711

16,48,195

Tehran

15

Iraq

3,11,29,225

4,38,317

Baghdad

16

Israel

85,02,900

20,770

Jerusalem (disputed)

17

Japan

12,73,68,088

3,77,915

Tokyo

18

Jordan

65,08,887

89,342

Amman

19

Kazakhstan[87]

1,75,22,010

27,24,900

Astana

20

Kuwait

26,46,314

17,818

Kuwait City

21

Kyrgyzstan

54,96,737

1,99,951

Bishkek

22

Laos

65,86,266

2,36,800

Vientiane

23

Lebanon

41,40,289

10,400

Beirut

24

Malaysia

2,91,79,952

3,29,847

Kuala Lumpur

25

Maldives

3,94,451

298

Malé

26

Mongolia

31,79,997

15,64,116

Ulaanbaatar

27

Myanmar

5,45,84,650

6,76,578

Naypyidaw

28

Nepal

2,98,90,686

1,47,181

Kathmandu

29

North Korea

2,45,89,122

1,20,538

Pyongyang

30

Oman

30,90,150

3,09,500

Muscat

31

Pakistan

19,02,91,129

7,96,095

Islamabad

32

Philippines

10,24,46,000

3,00,000

Manila

33

Qatar

19,51,591

11,586

Doha

34

Russia[88]

14,25,17,670

1,70,98,242

Moscow

35

Saudi Arabia

2,65,34,504

21,49,690

Riyadh

36

Singapore

53,53,494

697

Singapore

37

South Korea

5,00,04,441

1,00,210

Seoul

38

Sri Lanka

2,14,81,334

65,610

Colombo

39

Syria

2,25,30,746

1,85,180

Damascus

40

Tajikistan

77,68,385

1,43,100

Dushanbe

41

Thailand

6,70,91,089

5,13,120

Bangkok

42

Turkey[89]

7,97,49,461

7,83,562

Ankara

43

Turkmenistan

50,54,828

4,88,100

Ashgabat

44

United Arab Emirates

53,14,317

83,600

Abu Dhabi

45

Uzbekistan

2,83,94,180

4,47,400

Tashkent

46

Vietnam

9,15,19,289

3,31,212

Hanoi

47

Yemen

2,47,71,809

5,27,968

Sana'a

48

Abkhazia[90]

2,42,862

8,660

Sukhumi

49

Nagorno-Karabakh[91]

1,46,573

11,458

Stepanakert

50

Northern Cyprus[92]

2,85,356

3,355

Nicosia

51

Palestine[93]

42,79,699

6,220

Ramallah

(Jerusalem) (claimed)

52

South Ossetia[94]

51,547

3,900

Tskhinvali

53

Taiwan (ROC)[95]

2,32,61,747

36,193

Taipei

 

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