Asia is home to the majority of humanity, lively cities, sublime landscapes and almost endless options. Asia varies from the mega-cities and technology capitals of East Asia to the magnificent monuments in South Asia, and from the beach bungalows and jungle treks of Southeast Asia to the desert ruins and modern mega-malls of the Middle East.

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Tokyo is the enormous and wealthy capital of Japan, overflowing with culture, commerce and, most of all, people.

Mumbai, a cosmopolitan metropolis, earlier known as Bombay, is the largest city in India and the capital of the state Maharashtra.

Hong Kong is a place with multiple personalities; the population is mainly Cantonese Chinese but British influence is quite visible.


Southeast Asia is a group of diverse states between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean, featuring cultures influenced by both India and China and hosting large communities of Overseas Chinese.

East Asia is the eastern part of Asia. It is sometimes described by the Eurocentric term Far East (which might also include Southeast Asia and the Russian Far East).

South Asia, also known as the Indian Subcontinent is a triangular landmass, bordered by the Himalayas in the north, the Indian Ocean in the south, and the Ganges and Indus river valleys in east and west.

The Middle East is a region in Western Asia, between the eastern shores of the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian Ocean.

Central Asia consists of Asia east of the Caspian Sea.


  • Population:  1,900
  • Latitude of center:  35° north
  • Longitude of center:  99° east
  • Neighbors:  Africa, Europe
  • Wikidata:  Asia
  • Wikimedia Commons:  Asia

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