South Asia

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

Popular Destinations

, the largest country in South Asia, has many of the world's highest mountains, most populated cities, and longest rivers. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

The Islamic Republic of is a country in South Asia at the crossroads of Western, , and . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

comprises five major states in peninsular and two island groups – in the Arabian Sea off the west coast of India and in the Bay of Bengal off the east coast. Photo: Inkey, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The People's Republic of is a nation in South Asia, on the edge of the Indian subcontinent. Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

Destinations

, formerly known as Ceylon, is in South Asia. Photo: A.Savin, FAL.

is a landlocked country in the in South Asia. Photo: Laxman Thapa, CC BY-SA 2.0.

The Kingdom of is a small country in the between and . Photo: Donvikro, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The are an archipelago in the with picture-perfect beaches, strikingly blue water, and luxury resorts. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

South Asia

Latitude of center
22.2° or 22° 12' north
Longitude of center
78° or 78° east

Also Known As

  • Achinese: Asia Seulatan
  • Achinese: Asia Tunong
  • Afar: Qubla Aziya
  • Afrikaans: Suid-Asië
  • Albanian: Azia Jugore
  • Amharic: ደቡብ እስያ
  • Arabic: Salatan nga Asya
  • Arabic: آسيا الجنوبية
  • Arabic: جنوب آسيا
  • Arabic: جنوب اسيا
  • Arabic: جنوبي آسيا
  • Armenian: Հարավային Ասիա
  • Asturian: Asia Meridional
  • Asturian: Asia del Sur
  • Avaric: Geefa Asia
  • Azerbaijani: Cənubi Asiya
  • Bashkir: Көньяҡ Азия
  • Basque: Hegoaldeko Asia
  • Bavarian: Siadasien
  • Bavarian: Sidasien
  • Belarusian: Паўднёвая Азія
  • Bengali: দক্ষিণ এশিয়া
  • Bhojpuri: दक्खिन एशिया
  • Bhojpuri: दक्खिनी एशिया
  • Bosnian: Južna Azija
  • Brahui: Soelí Eşíá
  • Breton: Azia ar Su
  • Bulgarian: Южна Азия
  • Burmese: တောင်အာရှ
  • Catalan: Àsia Meridional
  • Central Kurdish: باشووری ئاسیا
  • Chechen: Къилба Ази
  • Chinese: Lâm A-chiu
  • Chinese: 南亚
  • Chinese: 南亞
  • Chinese: 南亞洲
  • Chuvash: Кăнтăр Ази
  • Cornish: Asi Soth
  • Croatian: Južna Azija
  • Czech: Jižní Asie
  • Danish: Sydasien
  • Dhivehi: ދެކުނު އޭޝިޔާ
  • Dimli (individual language): Asyaya Veroci
  • Dotyali: दक्षिण एसिया
  • Dutch: Zuid-Azië
  • English: Southern Asia
  • Esperanto: Suda Azio
  • Estonian: Lõuna-Aasia
  • Fiji Hindi: South Asia
  • Finnish: Etelä-Aasia
  • French: Asie du Sud
  • Galician: Asia Meridional
  • Georgian: სამხრეთი აზია
  • German: Südasien
  • Greek: Νότια Ασία
  • Guarani: Ñemby Asia
  • Gujarati: દક્ષિણ એશિયા
  • Hebrew: דרום אסיה
  • Hindi: दक्षिण एशिया
  • Hungarian: Dél-Ázsia
  • Icelandic: Suður-Asía
  • Iloko: Abagatan nga Asia
  • Iloko: Akin-abagatan nga Asia
  • Indonesian: Asia Selatan
  • Ingush: ЗӀилбухера Ази
  • Italian: Asia meridionale
  • Japanese: 南アジア
  • Javanese: Asia Kidul
  • Javanese: Asiah Kidul
  • Kannada: ದಕ್ಷಿಣ ಏಷ್ಯಾ
  • Kara-Kalpak: Qubla Aziya
  • Kazakh: Оңтүстік Азия
  • Khmer: អាស៊ីខាងត្បូង
  • Kirghiz: Түштүк Азия
  • Korean: 남아시아
  • Kotava: Geefa Asia
  • Lao: Abagatan nga Asia
  • Lao: ອາຊີໃຕ້
  • Latvian: Dienvidāzija
  • Lingala: Azía ya Sidi
  • Lingua Franca Nova: Asia sude
  • Literary Chinese: 南亞
  • Lithuanian: Pietų Azija
  • Macedonian: Јужна Азија
  • Maithili: दक्षिण एसिया
  • Malagasy: Azia Atsimo
  • Malay: Asia Selatan
  • Malayalam: ദക്ഷിണേഷ്യ
  • Marathi: दक्षिण आशिया
  • Min Dong Chinese: Nàng-ā
  • Min Nan Chinese: Lâm-a
  • Mingrelian: ობჟათე აზია
  • Mongolian: Өмнөд Ази
  • Navajo: Naakaii Dootłʼizhí Bikédaayah
  • Nepali: दक्षिण एशिया
  • Nepali: दक्षिण एसिया
  • Newari: दक्षिण एसिया
  • Northern Frisian: Süüdaasien
  • Norwegian: Sør-Asia
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Sør-Asia
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Sør-Asia
  • Occitan (post 1500): Asia del Sud
  • Oriya: ଦକ୍ଷିଣ ଏସିଆ
  • Pampanga: Mauling Asia
  • Panjabi: ਦੱਖਣੀ ਏਸ਼ੀਆ
  • Panjabi: ਸਾਊਥ ਏਸ਼ੀਆ
  • Persian: جنوب آسیا
  • Polish: Azja Południowa
  • Portuguese: Sul da Ásia
  • Portuguese: Ásia Meridional
  • Romanian: Asia de Sud
  • Russian: Южная Азия
  • Santali: ᱫᱚᱹᱠᱷᱤᱱ ᱮᱥᱤᱭᱟ
  • Santali: ᱮᱛᱚᱢ ᱮᱥᱤᱭᱟ
  • Sardinian: Àsia meridionale
  • Scots: Sooth Asie
  • Serbian: Јужна Азија
  • Serbo-Croatian: Južna Azija
  • Sindhi: ڏاکڻي ايشيا
  • Sindhi: ڏکڻ ايشيا
  • Sinhala: දකුණු ආසියාව
  • Slovak: Južná Ázia
  • Slovenian: Južna Azija
  • South Azerbaijani: گونئی آسیا
  • Spanish: Asia del Sur
  • Sundanese: Asia Kidul
  • Swahili: Asia ya Kusini
  • Swedish: Sydasien
  • Swedish: Södra Asien
  • Tagalog: Timog Asya
  • Tajik: Осиёи Ҷанубӣ
  • Tamil: தெற்கு ஆசியா
  • Tatar: Көньяк Азия
  • Telugu: దక్షణాసియా
  • Telugu: దక్షిణ ఆసియా
  • Telugu: దక్షిణాసియా
  • Thai: เอเชียใต้
  • Turkish: Güney Asya
  • Turkmen: Günorta Aziýa
  • Ukrainian: Південна Азія
  • Urdu: جنوبی ایشیا
  • Urdu: جنوبی ایشیاء
  • Uzbek: Janubiy Osiyo
  • Vietnamese: Nam Á
  • Vlaams: Zuud-Azië
  • Vlax Romani: Sudutni Asiya
  • Waray (Philippines): Salatan nga Asya
  • Welsh: De Asia
  • Western Frisian: Súd-Aazje
  • Western Panjabi: دکھنی ایشیاء
  • Western Panjabi: لما ایشیا
  • Wu Chinese: 南亞
  • Yakut: Соҕуруу Азия
  • Yiddish: דרום אזיע
  • Yoruba: Gúúsù Ásíà
  • Yue Chinese: 南亞
  • Asyay Veroci

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