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, and sometimes with Europe as Eurasia or Africa and Europe as Afro-Eurasia.

Countries

Western Asia

  • Armenia (Geographically a part of Western Asia, culturally a part of both Eastern Europe and Western Asia)
Capital & Largest City: Yerevan
Capital & Largest City: Baku
Capital & Largest City: Manama
  • Cyprus (Geographically a part of Western Asia, culturally a part of Southern Europe)
Capital & Largest City: Nicosia
  • Egypt (Transcontinental)
Capital & Largest City: Cairo
Capitals: Tbilisi (national), Kutaisi (legislative)
Largest City: Tbilisi
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
Capital: Ankara
Largest City: Istanbul
Capital: Abu Dhabi
Largest City: Dubai
Capitals: Sana'a (national), Aden (provisional, Hadi Government}
Largest City: Sana'a

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
Capital: Islamabad
Largest City: Karachi
Capitals: Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte (administrative), Colombo (commercial)
Largest City: Colombo

Central Asia

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

North Asia

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

Southeast 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: Naypyidaw
Largest City: Yangon (Rangoon)
Capital: Manila
Largest City: Quezon City
Capital & Largest City: Singapore
Capital & Largest City: Bangkok
Capital & Largest City: Dili
Capital: Hanoi
Largest City: Ho Chi Minh City

East Asia

  • China (Officially called the People's Republic of China)
Capital: Beijing
Largest City: Shanghai
Capital & Largest City: Tokyo
Capital & Largest City: Ulaanbaatar (Ulan Bator)
  • North Korea (Officially called the Democratic People's Republic of Korea)
Capital & Largest City: Pyongyang
  • South Korea (Officially called the Republic of Korea)
Capital & Largest City: Seoul

Unrecognized Countries

Western Asia

  • Abkhazia (De facto independent country, claimed by Georgia)
Capital & Largest City: Sukhumi
  • Nagorno-Karabakh (Officially called the Republic of Artsakh) (De facto independent country, claimed by Azerbaijan)
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

East Asia

  • Taiwan (De facto independent country under the name of Republic of China, claimed by the People's Republic of China)
Capital: Taipei
Largest City: New Taipei

Territories

Western Asia

Capital and Largest City: Episkopi Cantonment

South Asia

Capital: Diego Garcia
Largest City: Camp Justice

Southeast Asia

Capital & Largest City: Flying Fish Cove
Capital: West Island
Largest City: Bantam

East Asia

  • Hong Kong (Belongs to the People's Republic of China)
Capital & Largest City: Hong Kong
  • Macau (Belongs to the People's Republic of China)
Capital & Largest City: Macau

Defunct countries, empires, kingdoms, and so on

Useful Notes and other articles related to Asia and Asian cultures

Asia in General

Western Asia

See Iran, Israel and Saudi Arabia for everything solely related to those countries, especially in contemporary history or culture

South Asia

See Afghanistan and India for everything solely related to those countries, especially in contemporary culture

Central Asia

North Asia

See Russia for everything solely related to that country, especially in contemporary history or culture

Southeast Asia

East Asia

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