Asia is HUGE. It occupies around 29.5% of the world’s land area and a massive 60% of the world’s population.
The United Nations recognizes 48 countries & 3 dependencies, and we’ve been privileged to explore 37 of those to date.
Asia is split up into 6 Regions, which is how we’ve structured the menu:
North Asia – Basically Russia
Western Asia – Which includes the Arabian Peninsula & the Middle East. The UN recognizes 18 countries. There are 19, if you include The State of Palestine. We’ve only been to 10 of those so far, so there is still a lot of exploring in that region.
Central Asia – Has six countries, 5 of which we explored on our Silk Road Adventure.
East Asia – Which the UN says includes 5 sovereign nations, two dependencies of China (Hong Kong & Macau), and Taiwan, which WE include as a separate country. To date, we’ve explored 7, with just North Korea to go.
South Asia – Which includes 7 countries and almost 2 billion people. We’ve explored all but 1 so far – Bhutan.
South East Asia – This includes the Indochinese Peninsula and the nations of Maritime Southeast Asia. A total of 11 countries. We still have Timor-Lest and Brunei to discover.
So if you want to know more:
Number 1 – You can select “Destinations” on the menu bar at the top of this page. (Condensed to three lines on top right on mobile devices). You’ll then see a list of continents and regions with the different countries nested within. Select “Asia” and you’ll see the regions above.
Number 2 – Hit the Region link in the list above.
Number 3 – Head to the bottom of the page and type the destination in the search bar.
🧭 Happy exploring! 🛫
Location: Between Europe to the west, north America to the east. Adjoins Oceania to the south.
Population of Asia: ~ 4.5 billion
Number of Countries: 48 plus 3 dependencies
Highest Mountain: Sagarmatha 8,848m (known as Mt Everest)
Largest Lake: The Caspian Sea
Longest River: The Yangtze
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