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STUDY IN ASIA

Asia - continent of contrasts

When it comes to Asia, superlatives are unavoidable: the largest continent on earth is also the most populous with more than four billion inhabitants. The highest mountains, the deepest lake and the largest forest area in the world are also in Asia. Here there is the highest proportion of raw materials worldwide.

The huge continent is difficult to describe in a few sentences. The landscape, cultural and economic differences between the individual countries are too great.

Study in AsiaThere are generally six Asian subregions. The Asian part of Russia is located in North Asia, often referred to as Siberia. With 13 million square kilometers of land, it covers three quarters of the Russian territory.

The landscape in the sparsely populated area is characterized by huge coniferous forests and endless steppes. The states of Central and Western Asia, located southwest of Siberia, are often referred to as the Near and Middle East. This region is full of contrasts. Countries such as Afghanistan and Iran have made headlines in recent years, especially as the scene of political and religious conflicts. The Asian part of Turkey and the extremely wealthy United Arab Emirates, however, prefer to every year millions of tourists. Here, sun-drenched beaches and cultural sights attract.

South Asia joins east of this region. The largest country in this region is India, which with 1.2 billion inhabitants is the most populous country in the world after China. In the northeast, the Himalayan Mountains form the geographical border with China. The vast country can look back on thousands of years of cultural history, the stone evidence of which is the Great Wall of China or the terracotta army of Xi'an.

At the same time, the country has become one of the most important economic nations in the world in recent decades. This is particularly noticeable in the mega cities like Beijing or Shanghai. The countries of Japan and South Korea, which also belong to East Asia, are also characterized by a flourishing economy and ultra-modern cities such as Tokyo and Seoul.

The Southeast Asia region and south of China is also popular with tourists. Countries such as Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam have a tropical climate according to Abbreviationfinder. Dense rainforests, fantastic beaches and colorful underwater worlds make the region attractive. Singapore has a special position. At just 716 square kilometers, it is the smallest country in Asia. Due to its long colonial history, its prosperity and the multicultural population, the city-state is a good "entry" into the world of Southeast Asia.

Countries in Asia
  1. Afghanistan
  2. Armenia
  3. Azerbaijan
  4. Bahrain
  5. Bangladesh
  6. Bhutan
  7. Brunei
  8. Cambodia
  9. China
  10. Cyprus
  11. East Timor
  12. Georgia
  13. India
  14. Indonesia
  15. Iran
  16. Iraq
  17. Israel
  18. Japan
  19. Jordan
  20. Kazakhstan
  21. Kuwait
  22. Kyrgyzstan
  23. Laos
  24. Lebanon
  25. Malaysia
  26. Maldives
  27. Mongolia
  28. Nepal
  29. North Korea
  30. Myanmar
  31. Oman
  32. Pakistan
  33. Philippines
  34. Qatar
  35. Saudi Arabia
  36. Singapore
  37. South Korea
  38. Sri Lanka
  39. Syria
  40. Taiwan
  41. Tajikistan
  42. Thailand
  43. Turkey
  44. Turkmenistan
  45. United Arab Emirates
  46. Uzbekistan
  47. Vietnam
  48. Yemen

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