Southeast Asia is divided into Mainland Southeast Asia (or Indochina) and Maritime Southeast Asia (or the Malay Archipelago). Most countries in the region have had high economic growth in recent years. The Associaiton of Southeast Asian Nations has been instrumental in creating economic cooperation between countries in the region.
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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