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Need some geography help? Here's a list of all countries in Asia, with their capitals. List of Asian nations, which consists of Asian countries and capitals, can be found here. The list of Asian countries and list of Asian capitals is alphabetical. Countries that are Asian can also be sorted according to column. Whether you have a geography test to study for or you're simply curious about how many countries are in Asia, you can find them all right here. 

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Afghanistan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Countries In Asia
Kabul

Language: Farsi, Eastern Language, Pashto language

Founded: 1919-08-08

Currency: Afghan afghani

Area: 652225.0

Government: Islamic republic

Anthem: Afghan National Anthem

Divisions: Helmand Province, Takhar Province, Faryab Province, Zabul Province, Paktika Province, + more

Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located within South Asia and Central Asia. It has a population of approximately 31 million people, making it ...more

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Armenia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Countries In Asia
Yerevan

Language: Armenian Language

Founded: 1918-05-28

Currency: Armenian dram

Area: 29743.0

Government: Representative democracy, Presidential system, Republic

Anthem: Mer Hayrenik

Divisions: Kotayk Province, Armavir Province, Yerevan, Shirak Province, Aragatsotn Province, + more

Armenia, officially the Republic of Armenia, is a mountainous country in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia. Located in the north of Western Asia, it is bordered by Turkey to the west, Georgia ...more

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Azerbaijan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Countries In Asia
Baku

Language: Azerbaijani language

Founded: 1991-08-30

Currency: Azerbaijani manat

Area: 86600.0

Government: Presidential system, Republic, Constitutional republic, Unitary state

Anthem: Azərbaycan marşı

Divisions: Shabran District, Ağcabədi, Saatly District, Qazax, Jabrayil District, + more

Azerbaijan, officially the Republic of Azerbaijan, is a contiguous transcontinental presidential republic in the Caucasus region, situated at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. ...more

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Bahrain is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Countries In Asia
Manama

Language: Arabic Language

Founded: 1971-12-16

Currency: Bahraini dinar

Area: 765.3

Government: Monarchy, Constitutional monarchy

Anthem: Bahrainona

Divisions: Isa Town, Rifa and Southern Region, Bahrain, Manama, Hawar Islands, + more

Bahrain, officially the Kingdom of Bahrain, is a small island country situated near the western shores of the Persian Gulf. It is an archipelago with Bahrain Island, the largest land mass, at 55 ...more

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Bangladesh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Countries In Asia
Dhaka

Language: Bengali Language

Founded: 1971-03-26

Currency: Bangladeshi taka

Area: 147570.0

Government: Unitary republic, Parliamentary system

Anthem: Amar Shonar Bangla

Divisions: Panchagarh District, Sylhet District, Jaipurhat District, Bhola District, Rajbari District, + more

Bangladesh, officially the People's Republic of Bangladesh, is a country in South Asia; and is bordered by India to its west, north and east; Burma to its southeast and separated from Nepal and ...more

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Bhutan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Countries In Asia
Thimphu

Language: Dzongkha Language

Founded: 1907-12-17

Currency: Bhutanese ngultrum, Indian rupee

Area: 47000.0

Government: Unitary state, Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

Anthem: Druk tsendhen

Divisions: Lhuntse District, Zhemgang, Chukha District, Punakha District, Paro District, + more

Bhutan, officially the Kingdom of Bhutan, is a landlocked country in South Asia at the eastern end of the Himalayas. It is bordered to the north by China and to the south, east and west by ...more

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British Indian Ocean Ter... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Countries In Asia
British Indian Ocean Territory

Area: 60.0

The British Indian Ocean Territory is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom situated in the Indian Ocean halfway between Tanzania and Indonesia. The territory comprises the seven atolls of ...more
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Brunei is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Countries In Asia
Bandar Seri Begawan

Language: Malay Language

Founded: 1984-01-01

Currency: Brunei dollar

Area: 5770.0

Government: Islamic state, Absolute monarchy, Unitary state, Constitutional monarchy

Anthem: Allah Peliharakan Sultan

Brunei officially the Nation of Brunei, the Abode of Peace, is a sovereign state located on the north coast of the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. Apart from its coastline with the South ...more

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Cambodia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Countries In Asia
Phnom Penh

Language: Khmer language

Founded: 1953-11-09

Currency: Cambodian riel

Area: 181035.0

Government: Unitary state, Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

Anthem: Nokor Reach

Divisions: Siem Reap Province, Preah Vihear, Battambang Province, Sihanoukville, Phnom Penh, + more

Cambodia, officially known as the Kingdom of Cambodia and once known as the Khmer Empire, is a country located in the southern portion of the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia. Its total ...more

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China is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Countries In Asia
Beijing

Language: Standard Mandarin

Founded: 1949-10-01

Currency: Renminbi

Area: 9706961.0

Government: Single-party state, Socialist state, Communist state

Anthem: March of the Volunteers

Divisions: Ningxia, Hong Kong, Taiwan Province, People's Republic of China, Hubei, + more

China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a sovereign state located in East Asia. It is the world's most populous country, with a population of over 1.35 billion. The PRC is a ...more

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Christmas Island is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Countries In Asia
Flying Fish Cove

Language: English Language

Founded: 1957

Currency: Australian dollar

Area: 135.0

Government: Federal monarchy

Anthem: Advance Australia Fair

The Territory of Christmas Island is a territory of Australia in the Indian Ocean, composed solely of that island. It has a population of 2,072 residents who live in a number of "settlement ...more

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Cocos (Keeling) Islands ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Countries In Asia
West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Language: English Language

Founded: 1857

Currency: Australian dollar

Area: 14.0

Government: Federal monarchy, Constitutional monarchy

The Territory of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, also called Cocos Islands and Keeling Islands, is a territory of Australia, located in the Indian Ocean, southwest of Christmas Island and ...more

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Cyprus is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Countries In Asia
Nicosia

Language: Turkish Language, Greek Language

Founded: 1960-08-16

Currency: Euro

Area: 9250.0

Government: Presidential system, Constitutional republic, Unitary state

Anthem: Hymn to Liberty

Divisions: Paphos District, Nicosia District, Famagusta District, Larnaca District, Kyrenia District, + more

Cyprus, officially the Republic of Cyprus, is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Cyprus is the third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean, and a member ...more

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Georgia is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Countries In Asia
Tbilisi

Language: Georgian Language

Founded: 1008

Currency: Georgian lari

Area: 69700.0

Government: Republic, Semi-presidential system, Unitary state

Anthem: Tavisupleba, Dideba

Divisions: Abkhazia, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti, Samtskhe-Javakheti, Guria, + more

Georgia is a country in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. Located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, it is bounded to the west by the Black Sea, to the north by Russia, to the ...more

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Hong Kong is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Countries In Asia

Language: English Language, Chinese language

Founded: 1842-08-29

Currency: Hong Kong dollar

Area: 1104.0

Anthem: March of the Volunteers

Hong Kong, officially known as Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is a city on the southern coast of China at the Pearl River Estuary and the South China ...more

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India is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Countries In Asia
New Delhi

Language: English Language, Hindi Language

Founded: 1947-08-15

Currency: Indian rupee

Area: 3287263.0

Government: Federal republic, Constitutional republic, Parliamentary system

Anthem: Jana Gana Mana

Divisions: Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Lakshadweep, Beed district, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha, + more

India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most ...more

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Indonesia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Countries In Asia
Jakarta

Language: Indonesian Language

Founded: 1945-08-17

Currency: Indonesian rupiah

Area: 1919440.0

Government: Presidential system, Constitutional republic

Anthem: Indonesia Raya

Divisions: North Aceh Regency, Ngawi Regency, Central Lombok Regency, Bireuën Regency, Simeulue Regency, + more

Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia, is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia. Indonesia is an archipelago comprising thousands of islands. With an estimated total population of over ...more

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Iran is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Countries In Asia
Tehran

Language: Persian Language

Currency: Iranian rial

Area: 1648195.0

Government: Islamic republic, Theocracy, Unitary state

Anthem: National Anthem of the Islamic Republic of Iran

Divisions: Semnan Province, Razavi Khorasan Province, North Khorasan Province, Qom Province, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province, + more

Iran, also known as Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a country in Western Asia. It is bordered to the northwest by Armenia, the de facto independent Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, ...more

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Iraq is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Countries In Asia
Baghdad

Language: Arabic Language, Kurdish language

Founded: 1919-10-01

Currency: Iraqi dinar

Area: 437072.0

Government: Federal republic, Republic, Parliamentary system, Parliamentary republic

Anthem: Ardulfurataini Watan, Mawtini

Divisions: Maysan Province, Al-Qādisiyyah Governorate, Saladin Province, Muthanna Province, Dhi Qar Province, + more

Iraq, officially the Republic of Iraq, is a country in Western Asia. The country borders Turkey to the north, Iran to the east, Kuwait to the southeast, Saudi Arabia to the south, Jordan to the ...more

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Israel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Countries In Asia
Jerusalem

Language: Arabic Language, Hebrew Language

Founded: 1948-05-14

Currency: Israeli new shekel

Area: 20770.0

Government: Democracy, Parliamentary system

Anthem: Hatikvah

Divisions: Southern District, Jerusalem District, Central District, Northern District, Haifa District, + more

Israel or, officially the State of Israel, is a country in Western Asia, situated at the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea. It shares land borders with Lebanon to the north, Syria in ...more

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Japan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Countries In Asia
Tokyo

Language: Japanese Language

Currency: Japanese yen

Area: 377944.0

Government: Unitary state, Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

Anthem: Kimigayo

Divisions: Okayama Prefecture, Shimane Prefecture, Hyōgo Prefecture, Shizuoka Prefecture, Hiroshima Prefecture, + more

Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in ...more

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Jordan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Countries In Asia
Amman

Language: Arabic Language

Founded: 1946-05-25

Currency: Jordanian dinar

Area: 92300.0

Government: Unitary state, Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy

Anthem: The Royal Anthem of Jordan

Divisions: Madaba Governorate, Mafraq Governorate, Karak Governorate, Aqaba Governorate, Irbid Governorate, + more

Jordan, officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, is an Arab kingdom in the Middle East, on the East Bank of the Jordan River. Jordan is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the south and east, Iraq to ...more

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Kazakhstan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Countries In Asia
Astana

Language: Kazakh Language, Russian Language

Currency: Kazakhstani tenge

Area: 2717300.0

Government: Presidential system, Unitary state

Anthem: Meniñ Qazaqstanım

Divisions: Almaty, West Kazakhstan Province, Almaty Province, Kokshetau, Kyzylorda Province, + more

Kazakhstan, officially the Republic of Kazakhstan, is a country in Central Asia, with its smaller part west of the Ural River in Europe. Kazakhstan is the world's largest landlocked country by ...more

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South Korea is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Countries In Asia
Seoul

Language: Korean Language

Currency: South Korean won ₩

Area: 100210.0

Government: Presidential system, Constitutional republic, Unitary state

Anthem: Aegukga

Divisions: North Jeolla Province, Seoul, North Gyeongsang Province, Daejeon, Gangwon Province, + more

South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea, and commonly referred to as Korea, is a sovereign state in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula. The name Korea is ...more

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North Korea is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Countries In Asia
Pyongyang

Language: Korean Language

Founded: 1919-03-01

Currency: North Korean won

Area: 120540.0

Government: Single-party state, Juche, Totalitarianism, Family dictatorship

Anthem: Aegukka

Divisions: Kaesong, South Hamgyong Province, North Pyongan, Kangwon Province, Ryanggang Province, + more

North Korea, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, is a country in East Asia, in the northern part of the Korean Peninsula. The capital and largest city is Pyongyang. North Korea ...more

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