Different regions in Asia?
what are the different regions in Asia and their corresponding country? can you give them all? =)
- cc_of_0zLv 71 decade agoBest Answer
Far East (Eastern Asia): China (including Hong Kong and Macau), North Korea, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Mongolia.
Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.
Southern Asia (including Subcontinent): Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Iran, Maldives, Sri Lanka
South East Asia: Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Philippines, Vietnam, East Timor.
Middle East (Western Asia): Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Yemen, Jordan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Gaza & West Bank (Palestinian areas), Georgia,
Northern Asia: Russia
North Africa: Egypt (Sinai Peninsula, area east of Suez canal, though Egypt is often included as part of the middle east on cultural grounds.).Source(s): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asia ,,,^..^,,,
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Area 43,810,582 km² (16,915,360.3 sq mi)
Population 3,879,000,000 (1st)
Density 89.07/km² (230.7)/sq mi)
No. of countries 37
Countries Asian countries[show]
United Arab Emirates
Dependencies Asian dependencies[show]
Akrotiri and Dhekelia
British Indian Ocean Territory
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Unrecognized Republics & Regions Unrecognized Asian countries & regions[show]
Gaza Strip (Palestine)
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
West Bank (Palestine)
Languages Asian languages[show]
more than 50 million native speakers:
Time Zones +2 to +12[show]
Internet TLD .asia, many others
Largest Cities Largest Cities in Asia[show]
Asia is the world's largest and most populous continent. It covers 8.6% of the Earth's total surface area (or 29.4% of its land area) and, with over 4 billion people, it contains more than 60% of the world's current human population. Chiefly in the eastern and northern hemispheres, Asia is traditionally defined as part of the landmass of Eurasia—with the western portion of the latter occupied by Europe—lying east of the Suez Canal, east of 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, Asia—a toponym dating back to classical antiquity—is more a cultural concept incorporating a number of regions and peoples than a homogeneous physical entity (see Subregions of Asia, Asian people).
2 Definition and boundaries
2.1 Physical geography
2.2 Political geography
2.3 "Asian" as a demonym
3 Territories and regions
3.1 Country name changes
4.1 Trade blocs
4.2 Natural resources
4.4 Financial and other services
5 Early history
6 Languages and literature
6.1 Nobel prizes
8 See also
10 Further reading
11 External links
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Wiktionary, the free dictionary.The word Asia originated from the Ancient Greek word "Ασία", first attributed to Herodotus (about 440 BC) in reference to Anatolia or, for the purposes of describing the Persian Wars, to the Persian Empire, in contrast to Greece and Egypt. Herodotus comments that he is puzzled as to why three women's names are used to describe one enormous and substantial land mass (Europa, Asia, and Libya, referring to Africa), stating that most Greeks assumed that Asia was named after the wife of Prometheus but that the Lydians say it was named after Asias, son of Cotys who passed the name on to a tribe in Sardis.
Even before Herodotus, Homer knew of a Trojan ally named Asios and elsewhere he describes a marsh as ασιος (Iliad 2, 461). The Greek language term may be derived from Assuwa, a 14th century BC confederation of states in Western Anatolia. Hittite assu-—"good" is probably an element in that name.
Alternatively, the etymology of the term may be from the Akkadian word (w)aṣû(m), which means "to go outside" or "to ascend", referring to the direction of the sun at sunrise in the Middle East, and also likely connected with the Phoenician word asa meaning east. This may be contrasted to a similar etymology proposed for Europe, as being from Akkadian erēbu(m) "to enter" or "set" (of the sun). However, this etymology is considered doubtful, because it does not explain how the term "Asia" first came to be associated with Anatolia, which is west of the Semitic-speaking areas, unless they refer to the viewpoint of a Phoenician sailor sailing through the straits between the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea.
It is interesting to note, in Icelandic Saga, ancient Teutons separated Asia from Europe by the river Tanakvisl (or Vanakvisl), which flows into the Black Sea. Eastward across the River (in Asia), so legend tells, was a land known as Asaheim or Asaland, where dwelt Odin, chief god, in his citadel named Asgard. However, Aesir and all its forms are related to Sanskrit asura and Avestan ahura, the local reflexes of the name of a class of divine beings.
Definition and boundaries
See also: Geography of Asia, Countries in both Asia and Europe, Geographic criteria for the definition of Europe
Physical map of Asia (excluding Southwest Asia).
Two-point equidistant projection of Asia.Medieval Europeans considered Asia as a continent – a distinct landmass. The European concept of the three continents in the Old World goes back to Classical Antiquity, but during the Middle Ages was notably due to Isidore of Sevilla (see T and O map). The demarcation between Asia and Africa (to the southwest) is the Isthmus of Suez and the Red Sea. The boundary between Asia and Europe is conventionally considered to run through the Dardanelles, the Sea of Marmara, the Bosporus, the Black Sea, the Caucasus Mountains, the Caspian Sea, the Ural River to its source, and the Ural Mountains to the Kara Sea near Kara, Russia. While this interpretation of tripartite continents (i.e., of Asia, Europe, and Africa) remains common in modernity, discovery of the extent of Africa and Asia have made this definition somewhat anachronistic. This is especially true in the case of Asia, which would have several regions that would be considered distinct landmasses if these criteria were used (for example, Southern Asia and Eastern Asia).
In the far northeast of Asia, Siberia is separated from North America by the Bering Strait. Asia is bounded on the south by the Indian Ocean (specifically, from west to east, the Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, and Bay of Bengal); on the east by the waters of the Pacific Ocean (including, counterclockwise, the South China Sea, East China Sea, Yellow Sea, Sea of Japan, Sea of Okhotsk, and Bering Sea); and on the north by the Arctic Ocean. Australia (or Oceania) is to the southeast.
Some geographers do not consider Asia and Europe to be separate continents, as there is no logical physical separation between them. Geographically, Asia is the major eastern constituent of the continent of Eurasia – with Europe being a northwestern peninsula of the landmass – or of Afro-Eurasia: geologically, Asia, Europe, and Africa comprise a single continuous landmass (save the Suez Canal) and share a common continental shelf. Almost all of Europe and most of Asia sit atop the Eurasian Plate, adjoined on the south by the Arabian and Indian Plates, and with the easternmost part of Siberia (east of the Cherskiy Range) on the North American Plate.
In geography, there are two schools of thought. One school follows historical convention and treats Europe and Asia as different continents, categorizing subregions within them for more detailed analysis. The other school equates the word "continent" with a geographical region when referring to Europe, and use the term "region" to describe Asia in terms of physiography. Since, in linguistic terms, "continent" implies a distinct landmass, it is becoming increasingly common to substitute the term "region" for "continent" to avoid the problem of disambiguation altogether.
Given the scope and diversity of the landmass, it is sometimes not even clear exactly what "Asia" consists of. Some definitions exclude Turkey, the Middle East, Central Asia, and Russia while only considering the Far East, Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent to compose Asia, especially in the United States after World War II. The term is sometimes used more strictly in reference to the Asia-Pacific region, which does not include the Middle East or Russia, but does include islands in the Pacific Ocean—a number of which may also be considered part of Australasia or Oceania, although Pacific Islanders are commonly not considered Asian.
RussiaMongoliaChinaJapanSouth KoreaNorth KoreaTaiwanIndiaPakistanNepalBhutanBangladeshMaldivesSri LankaVietnamThailandLaosCambodiaBurmaMalaysiaBruneiSingaporePhilippinesIndonesiaEast TimorKazakhstanUzbekistanKyrgyzstanTajikistanTurkmenistan
"Asian" as a demonym
See also: Orientalism.
The demonym "Asian" is often used colloquially to refer to people from a subregion of Asia instead of for anyone from Asia. Thus, in British English, "Asian" can mean South Asian, but may also