The content of Asia is wide spanning with 51 countries formally recognized by the United Nations. 48 of these countries are recognized by the United Nations as being independent, while 3 (Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan) are recognized as dependent territories – though this is disputed by said countries and not necessarily agreed upon worldwide.
I’ve included all 51 countries in this category, but also created a separate Middle East category which includes 17 countries like Jordan, Iran, and Iraq. The Middle East is not formally recognized as separate continent though is commonly referred to and understood as a region.
*Denotes a dependent territory of an Asian country, or country not recognized formally by the United Nations as a country of the Asian continent
AFGHANISTAN | ARMENIA | AZERBAIJAN
BAHRAIN | BANGLADESH | BHUTAN | BRUNEI
CAMBODIA | CHINA | CYPRUS
INDIA | INDONESIA | IRAN | IRAQ | ISRAEL
JAPAN | JORDAN
KAZAKHSTAN | KOSOVO | KYRGYZSTAN | KUWAIT
LEBANON | LAOS
NEPAL | NORTH KOREA
PAKISTAN | PALESTINE | PHILIPPINES
UZBEKISTAN | UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE)