Being the biggest continent in the world, Asia includes 50 independent countries and occupies the eastern part of the single Eurasian landmass. Surrounded by the Arctic Ocean from the north, by the Pacific Ocean from the east and by the Indian Ocean from the south, it is separated from Africa by Suez Canal. The Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea separate Asia from Europe, farther the overland border runs through the Caucasus Mountains, the Caspian Sea, the Ural River, and the Ural Mountains. This boundary crosses through the territory of Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Turkey, so these states are in both continents.

Armenia and Cyprus geographically are in Asia, but politically and culturally they also are considered as a part of Europe.

The largest of the Asian countries by area is Russia, which occupies about 30% of the total territory of the continent. The smallest one of the independent states is the Maldives. It is an archipelago of islands famous for its beach resorts.

The most visited by tourists country in this region is China as a huge cultural center, followed by no less popular destinations like India, Thailand, Malaysia, Turkey.The always up-to-date list of countries of Asia in alphabetical order

  • A
  • Afghanistan
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • B
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • Brunei
  • C
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Cyprus
  • G
  • Georgia
  • I
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • J
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • K
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • L
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • M
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar (formerly Burma)
  • N
  • Nepal
  • North Korea
  • O
  • Oman
  • P
  • Pakistan
  • Palestine
  • Philippines
  • Q
  • Qatar
  • R
  • Russia
  • S
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Sri Lanka
  • Syria
  • T
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • U
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  • Uzbekistan
  • V
  • Vietnam
  • Y
  • Yemen
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