There are 48 countries in Asia that are all members of the United Nations. There are six countries that are not members of the United Nations, but have various levels of recognition and six countries that are dependent territories.Know More
The following is a list of the 48 countries in Asia in alphabetic order: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Cyprus, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea North, Korea South, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste/East Timor, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Yemen.
In addition, the following six countries are not members of the United Nations but have various levels of recognition: Abkhazia, Nagorno-Karabakh, Northern Cyprus, Palestine, South Ossetia and Taiwan.
The following six countries are dependent territories: Akotiri and Dhekelia (British overseas territories located in Cyprus), British Indian Ocean Territory or Chagos Islands (British overseas territories located in the Indian Ocean between Africa and Indonesia),Christmas Island (Territory of Australia in the Indian Ocean has a population of less that 1500 and the area is largely undisturbed by people), Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Territory of Australia in the Indian Ocean that has a population of approximately 600), Hong Kong and Macau (both are a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China).Learn more about Asia
The Equator passes through the Asian country of Indonesia. Indonesia is located in Southeastern Asia between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. It is an archipelago consisting of over 13,000 inhabited islands.Full Answer >
The largest desert in Asia is the Gobi Desert. The Gobi Desert spreads more than 800,000 square miles through Northern China and into Mongolia.Full Answer >
Asia is the largest and most populous continent, and facts about it are innumerable. The continent makes up 8.7 percent of the world's surface area and 29.5 percent of its total land area.Full Answer >
There are many endangered species in Asia, including fish such as the Sompong's rasbora of Thailand, mammals such as the south China tiger, primates such Sumatran orangutan of Indonesia, reptiles such as the Red River giant softshell turtle and birds such as the spoon-billed sandpiper. As of February 2015, some of these animals, such as the Sumatran elephant and the Yangtze finless porpoise, are considered critically endangered. Full Answer >