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Asian Country Research @ Pitt

This guide features selected high-quality resources on the global, political, economic, social and cultural aspects of the continent of Asia and its countries.

United Nations Subdivisions

Regions of Asia

The regions of Asia vary according to geographic literature and organization. The United Nations geoscheme for Asia has been subdivided by the UN Statistics Division

Central Asia
Kazakhstan
Kyrgzstan
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan

Eastern Asia
China
China, Hong Kong
China, Macao
Japan
Mongolia
North Korea, Democratic People's Republic of Korea
South Korea, Republic of Korea

Southern Asia
Afghanistan 
Bangladesh
Bhutan
India
Iran
Maldives
Nepal
Pakistan
Sri Lanka

South-Eastern Asia
Brunei
Cambodia
Indonesia
Laos
Malaysia
Myanmar
Philippines
Singapore
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Viet Nam

Western Asia
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Cyprus
Georgia
Iraq
Israel
Jordan
Kuwait
Lebanon
Oman
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Palestine
Syrian Arab Republic
Turkey
United Arab Emirates

 

Related Global Studies and Area Studies Guides

Development Organizations

These organizations' similar subdivisions of Asia are found on their websites

Maps and Atlases