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.
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).