Useful Notes / Asia

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The world's largest and most populous continent. Don't engage in a land war there. Often lumped in with Oceania as the Asia-Pacific.

Countries

Middle East/Western Asia (see The Middle East)

Capital & Largest City: Manama
  • Cyprus (Geographically a part of the Middle East, culturally a part of Europe)
Capital & Largest City: Nicosia
Capital & Largest City: Tehran
Capital & Largest City: Baghdad
Capital: Jerusalem (disputed), Tel Aviv-Yafo (recognized internationally)
Largest City: Jerusalem
Capital & Largest City: Amman
Capital & Largest City: Kuwait City
Capital & Largest City: Beirut
Capital & Largest City: Muscat
Capital & Largest City: Doha
Capital & Largest City: Riyadh
Capital: Damascus
Largest City: Aleppo
  • Turkey (Transcontinental; culturally a part of both Europe and the Middle East)
Capital: Ankara
Largest City: Istanbul
Capital: Abu Dhabi
Largest City: Dubai
Capital & Largest City: Sana'a

Caucasus (Geographically a part of Asia, culturally a part of both Europe and Western Asia)

Capital & Largest City: Yerevan
Capital & Largest City: Baku
Capital & Largest City: T'bilisi

South Asia

Capital & Largest City: Kabul
Capital & Largest City: Dhaka
Capital & Largest City: Thimphu
Capital: New Delhi
Largest City: Mumbai (Bombay)
Capital & Largest City: Malé
Capital & Largest City: Kathmandu
  • Pakistan (Sometimes included in the Middle East)
Capital: Islamabad
Largest City: Karachi
Capital: Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte
Largest City: Colombo

Central Asia/Turkestan

Capital: Astana
Largest City: Almaty
Capital & Largest City: Bishkek
Capital & Largest City: Dushanbe
Capital & Largest City: Ashgabat
Capital & Largest City: Tashkent

Southeastern Asia

Capital & Largest City: Bandar Seri Begawan
Capital & Largest City: Phnom Penh
Capital & Largest City: Jakarta
Capital & Largest City: Vientiane
Capital: Kuala Lumpur (national), Putrajaya (administrative)
Largest City: Kuala Lumpur
Capital: Manila
Largest City: Quezon City
Capital & Largest City: Singapore
Capital & Largest City: Bangkok
Capital: Naypyidaw
Largest City: Yangon (Rangoon)
Capital & Largest City: Dili
Capital: Hanoi
Largest City: Ho Chi Minh City

East Asia

Capital: Beijing
Largest City: Shanghai
Capital & Largest City: Tokyo
Capital & Largest City: Ulaanbaatar (Ulan Bator)
Capital & Largest City: Pyongyang
Capital & Largest City: Seoul

North Asia

  • Russia (Officially called Russian Federation, Transcontinental)
Capital & Largest City: Moscow

Other entities

  • Abkhazia (De facto independent country, claimed by Georgia)
Capital & Largest City: Sukhumi
  • Hong Kong (Belongs to the People's Republic of China)
Capital: Hong Kong
  • Kashmir (Belongs to India, Pakistan and the People's Republic of China)
Capital: Jammu (winter), Srinagar (summer)
Largest City: Srinagar
  • Macau (Belongs to the People's Republic of China)
Capital: Macau
Capital: Changchun (during the Manchukuo era)
Largest City: Shenyang
Capital & Largest City: Stepanakert
  • North Cyprus (De facto independent country, claimed by Cyprus)
Capital & Largest City: North Nicosia
Capital: Jerusalem (claimed), Ramallah (de facto)
Largest City: Gaza City
  • South Ossetia (De facto independent country, claimed by Georgia)
Capital & Largest City: Tskhinvali
  • Taiwan (De facto independent country under the name of Republic of China, claimed by People's Republic of China)
Capital: Taipei
Largest City: New Taipei City
  • Tibet (Belongs to the People's Republic of China)
Capital & Largest City: Lhasa

Defunct countries, empires, kingdoms, and so on

Useful Notes and Other Articles Related to Asia and Asian Cultures

Asia in General

East Asia

See China, Japan and South Korea for everything solely related to those countries, especially in contemporary history or culture

South Asia

See India for everything solely related to that country, especially in contemporary culture

Southeast Asia

Middle East

See Israel for everything solely related to that country

Alternative Title(s): Useful Notes On Asia

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