Home to the Indian subcontinent, South Asia is the most populous geographical region in the world. Although It remains the second poorest region after Sub-Saharan Africa, it has experienced strong economic growth over recent decades. The region's nuclear powers and conflicts with Al Qaeda and Taliban forces create a complex political dynamic.
The regions of Asia vary according to geographic literature and organization. The United Nations geoscheme for Asia has been subdivided by the Statistics Divison:
Syrian Arab Republic
United Arab Emirates
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