East Asia

East Asia was the cradle of ancient civilizations such as Imperial China, ancient Korea, ancient Japan and the Mongol Empire, and is today home to 1.6 billion people.

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is the enormous and wealthy capital of , and also its main city, overflowing with culture, commerce, and most of all, people. Photo: 名無し野電車区, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is 's capital, and its second largest city after , with a population of more than 20 million. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

, known as Nihon or Nippon in Japanese, is an island nation in East Asia. Photo: JurriaanH, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is one of the world's oldest civilizations. Its long and rich history is present in people's thinking and values, and in the art, architecture, and feats of engineering that remain from dynasties past. Photo: Seebeer, Public domain.

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, officially the Republic of Korea, is a country in East Asia. Photo: traveloriented, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is an island nation off the coast of southeastern mainland . Photo: TianyinLee, CC BY-SA 3.0.

, known as Mongol uls in Mongolian, is a landlocked country located between and . Photo: lhirlimann, CC BY-SA 2.0.

, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea or DPRK is the world's most isolated country and one of the most repressive and underdeveloped. Photo: Nicor, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a place with multiple personalities; the population is mainly Cantonese Chinese but British influence is quite visible. Photo: Base64, CC BY-SA 3.0.

East Asia

Latitude of center
37.8° or 37° 48' north
Longitude of center
113.2° or 113° 12' east

Also Known As

  • Achinese: Asia Timu
  • Afar: Shıg'ıs Aziya
  • Afrikaans: Oos-Asië
  • Albanian: Azia Lindore
  • Amharic: ምስራቅ እስያ
  • Arabic: Sinirangan nga Asya
  • Arabic: شرق آسيا
  • Armenian: Արևելյան Ասիա
  • Arpitan: Asia du Levant
  • Asturian: Asia Oriental
  • Avaric: Ronefa Asia
  • Azerbaijani: Şərqi Asiya
  • Banjar: Asia Timur
  • Bashkir: Көнсығыш Азия
  • Basque: Ekialdeko Asia
  • Bavarian: Ostasien
  • Belarusian: Усходняя Азія
  • Bengali: পূর্ব এশিয়া
  • Bhojpuri: पूर्ब एशिया
  • Bosnian: Istočna Azija
  • Breton: Azia ar Reter
  • Bulgarian: Източна Азия
  • Burmese: အရှေ့အာရှ
  • Catalan: Àsia Oriental
  • Cebuano: Sidlakang Asya
  • Central Bikol: Subangan na Asya
  • Central Kurdish: ڕۆژھەڵاتی ئاسیا
  • Chechen: Малхбален Ази
  • Chinese: Tang A-chiu
  • Chinese: 东亚
  • Chinese: 東亞
  • Croatian: Istok Azije
  • Croatian: Istočna Azija
  • Czech: Východní Asie
  • Czech: východní Asie
  • Danish: Østasien
  • Dimli (individual language): Asya Rocvetışi
  • Dutch: Oost-Azië
  • English: Eastern Asia
  • Esperanto: Orienta Azio
  • Estonian: Ida-Aasia
  • Finnish: Itä-Aasia
  • French: Asie de l'Est
  • French: Asie orientale
  • Gan Chinese: 東亞
  • Georgian: აღმოსავლეთი აზია
  • German: Ostasien
  • Greek: Ανατολική Ασία
  • Guarani: Kuarahyresẽ Asia
  • Hebrew: מזרח אסיה
  • Hindi: पूर्वी एशिया
  • Hungarian: Kelet-Ázsia
  • Icelandic: Austur-Asía
  • Iloko: Akindaya nga Asia
  • Iloko: Daya nga Asia
  • Indonesian: Asia Timur
  • Italian: Asia orientale
  • Japanese: 東アジア
  • Javanese: Asia Wétan
  • Kannada: ಪೂರ್ವ ಏಷ್ಯಾ
  • Kara-Kalpak: Shıg'ıs Aziya
  • Kazakh: Шығыс Азия
  • Khmer: អាស៊ីខាងកើត
  • Kirghiz: Чыгыш Азия
  • Korean: 동아세아
  • Korean: 동아시아
  • Kotava: Ronefa Asia
  • Kurdish: Asyaya Rojhilat
  • Ladino: Asya Oryentala
  • Lao: Daya nga Asia
  • Latin: Asia orientalis
  • Latvian: Austrumāzija
  • Lingala: Azía ya Monyɛlɛ
  • Lingua Franca Nova: Asia este
  • Literary Chinese: 東亞
  • Lithuanian: Rytų Azija
  • Lombard: Asia oriental
  • Macedonian: Источна Азија
  • Malagasy: Azia Atsinanana
  • Malay: Asia Timur
  • Malayalam: പൂർവേഷ്യ
  • Malayalam: പൂർവ്വേഷ്യ
  • Maori: Āhia-ki-te-Rāwhiti
  • Marathi: पूर्व आशिया
  • Min Dong Chinese: Dĕ̤ng-ā
  • Min Nan Chinese: Tang-a
  • Minangkabau: Asia Timur
  • Mingrelian: ბჟაეიოლი აზია
  • Moksha: Шистяма Азия
  • Mongolian: Дорнод Ази
  • Nepali: पूर्व एशिया
  • Northern Frisian: Uastaasien
  • Norwegian: Øst-Asia
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Øst-Asia
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Aust-Asia
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: austlege Asia
  • Occitan (post 1500): Asia Orientala
  • Occitan (post 1500): Asia de l'Èst
  • Panjabi: ਪੂਰਬੀ ਏਸ਼ੀਆ
  • Persian: شرق آسیا
  • Polish: Azja Wschodnia
  • Polish: Daleki Wschód
  • Portuguese: Extremo Oriente
  • Portuguese: Ásia Oriental
  • Romanian: Asia de Est
  • Russian: Восточная Азия
  • Sardinian: Àsia orientale
  • Serbian: Источна Азија
  • Serbo-Croatian: Istočna Azija
  • Sicilian: Asia livanti
  • Sindhi: اوڀر ايشيا
  • Slovak: Východná Ázia
  • Slovenian: Vzhodna Azija
  • South Azerbaijani: دوغو آسیا
  • Spanish: Asia Oriental
  • Sundanese: Asia Wétan
  • Swahili: Asia ya Mashariki
  • Swedish: Ostasien
  • Swedish: Östasien
  • Tagalog: Silangang Asya
  • Tajik: Осиёи Шарқӣ
  • Tamil: கிழக்காசியா
  • Tatar: Көнчыгыш Азия
  • Thai: เอเชียตะวันออก
  • Turkish: Doğu Asya
  • Turkmen: Gündogar Aziýa
  • Uighur: شەرقىي ئاسىيا
  • Ukrainian: Східна Азія
  • Upper Sorbian: Wuchodna Azija
  • Upper Sorbian: wuchodna Azija
  • Urdu: مشرقی ایشیا
  • Urdu: مشرقی ایشیاء
  • Uzbek: Sharqiy Osiyo
  • Vietnamese: Đông Á
  • Waray (Philippines): Sinirangan nga Asya
  • Welsh: Dwyrain Asia
  • Western Frisian: East-Aazje
  • Western Panjabi: چڑھدا ایشیا
  • Wolof: Penku Asi
  • Wu Chinese: 东亚
  • Yakut: Илин Азия
  • Yiddish: מזרח אזיע
  • Yoruba: Ìlàoòrùn Ásíà
  • Yue Chinese: 東亞
  • Asyay Rocvetışi
  • Estremo Oriente

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