ASIA

BY COUNTRY

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

GEORGIA

HONG KONG*

INDIA  |  INDONESIA  |  IRAN  |  IRAQ  |  ISRAEL

JAPAN  |  JORDAN

KAZAKHSTAN  |  KOSOVO  |  KYRGYZSTAN  |  KUWAIT

LEBANON  |  LAOS

MACAO*  |  MALAYSIA  |  MALDIVES  |  MONGOLIA  |  MYANMAR

NEPAL  |  NORTH KOREA

OMAN

PAKISTAN  |  PALESTINE | PHILIPPINES

QATAR

RUSSIA*

SAUDI ARABIA  |  SINGAPORE  |  SOUTH KOREA  |  SRI LANKA  |  SYRIA

TAIWAN*  |  TAJIKISTAN  |  THAILAND  |  TIMOR-LESTE  |  TURKMENISTAN |  TURKEY

UZBEKISTAN  |  UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE)

VIETNAM

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