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Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.


List of Countries of Asia

An updated List of Countries in Asia.

For someone who writes about Asia, I should have known the answer off the top of my head to the question of how many countries are there on a list of countries in Asia?

I didn’t. I was surprised when I checked. There’s been a lot of divvying up of the big continent. You can count the number of countries or just scroll down to the bottom to find the answer.

Where I could, I provided links to take you to sites about the countries – CIA, State Department, United Nations, that country’s site, official tourist info, BBC, Library of Congress, that country’s embassy, World Bank, and so on. In many cases, a link can send you elsewhere to find info on other countries as well. The CIA, World Bank and so on have links for all countries.

If you have a better link to introduce a country, please send me your recommendation in the comments. It would be fun for me and perhaps others who find this site to know the best source to find info on a country. Thanks!

The list of countries in Asia.

1. Afghanistan

2. Armenia

3. Azerbaijan

4. Bahrain

5. Bangladesh

6. Bhutan

7. British Indian Ocean Territory

8. Brunei

9. Cambodia

10. China

11. Christmas Island

12. Cocos (Keeling) Island

13. Hong Kong

14. India

15. Indonesia

16. Iran

17. Iraq

18. Israel

19. Japan

20. Jordan

21. Kazakhstan

22. Korea, North

23. Korea, South

24. Kuwait

25. Kyrgyzstan

26. Laos

27. Lebanon

28. Macau

29. Malaysia

30. Maldives

31. Mongolia

32. Myanmar

33. Nagorno-Karabakh

34. Nepal

35. Oman

36. Pakistan

37. Palestine

38. Philippines

39. Qatar

40. Russia Well, half of it.

41. Saudi Arabia

42. Singapore

43. South Ossetia

44. Sri Lanka

45. Syria

46. Taiwan

47. Tajikistan

48. Thailand

49. Timor-Leste

50. Turkey

51. Turkmenistan

52. United Arab Emirates

53. Akrotiri and Dhekelia

54. Uzbekistan

55. Vietnam

56. Yemen

So, where do you want to go?

*This list is not the same as the list of Asian countries recognized or that has joined the United Nations and I am not interested here in whether or not Taiwan belongs to China and Hong Kong and Macau and all that…that’s a discussion for another time.

Updated on 12/23. Thanks, Seraphiel!

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Bill Belew

Daddy and Christian.


  • Seraphiel says:

    I’m sorry to tell you that Abkhazia and South Ossetia and Georgia are a part of Europe. Cyprus is also part of Europe. Only half of Russia lies in Asia, the other part lies in Europe. Turkey also lies partially in Europe.

    This post looks like it is written by someone who lived all his live in the USA.

  • Bill Belew says:

    Thank you, Seraphiel. Shows to go you I spent far too much time on the other side of Asia- in the Far East. I lived in Japan for nearly 20 years and have visited both halves of Russia.

  • somejack says:

    Akrotiri and Dhekelia is not by any definition a country.

  • Rasaq Alabi says:

    Please can you send me full details about Countries in Asia

  • SAMIT MIDYA says:

    Please send me a details of Indian his\istory with map of every state .

  • soemoe says:

    Hello sir…
    Excuse me! I would like to know about list of countries in Asia now.
    Please send me as much as possible, I am very important now. Please help me!
    I need update list of countries in Asia…

  • Austin says:

    Hong kong, I think is never a country but a known city.


    I think that will be counting always

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