Two facts that are not controversial are that the continent of Asia is very large and highly populated. Asia stretches from the USSR to the Pacific Ocean and is the most highly populated continent in the world. When we speak of Asian countries most have heard of China (1,330,040,000 people), Indonesia (237,512,000 people), Japan (127,288,000 people) and Bangladesh (153,547,000 people). These countries have a high population rate. Countries with smaller population are Brunei (381,371 people), Bhutan (682,321 people) Cambodia (14,241,600 people) and North Korea (23,479,100 people). Asia is known for some of the largest oil reserves in the world. The top five oil reserve areas are in Kozakhstan, China, Axerbaijan, India and Vietnam. Just as any other place in the world Asia has countries with rich conditions such as Singapore and Japan and areas with very poor conditions such as Afghanistan and Nepal. Life expectancy varies from country to country with Japan having the highest life expectancy and highest birthrate being found in Afghanistan. Even though there are many poor areas in Asia there are still three main areas for high military spending. These areas provide protection for countries throughout Asia and implement defense strategies against outside invasions. The three specific areas spending the most for military operations are Maldives, Signapore and China. Asia is rich and diverse in culture from one country to the next. Languages are just as varied. Some of the languages spoken in Asia are Chinese, Russian, Slavic, Korean, Japanese and Persian. English-speaking teachers are being trained and sent to various regions in Asia to teach in their schools. Religious factions are just as varied in Asia. There is Bahai, Buddhism, Islam, Shinto, Judism and Christianity. Asia is a beautiful continent to visit with beaches, mountains and forests. The climate ranges from tropical to freezing. It is a traveler's paradise with temples, amusements parks, The Great Wall of China and excellent shopping.
List of all Asian countries (the continent Asia) in alphabetical order
|7||British Indian Ocean Territory|
|49||United Arab Emirates|