Rankings – Countries and Territories of Asia

Here is the ranking of the countries and territories of Asia, by size of population and in descending order, with the rank indicated. The figures are the most recent that we found on the official statistical sites of the countries.

There are currently 54 countries and territories (including Kurdistan) in Asia, of which 48 are represented at the United Nations.

RankCountryPopulationAreaDensity
194Abkhazia246,313 inhab.8,653 km²28.47 inhab./km²
41Afghanistan34,233,212 inhab.652,864 km²52.44 inhab./km²
140Armenia2,959,245 inhab.29,743 km²99.49 inhab./km²
203Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh)147,906 inhab.11,433 km²12.94 inhab./km²
92Azerbaijan10,095,894 inhab.86,573 km²116.62 inhab./km²
159Bahrain1,592,087 inhab.778 km²2,046.38 inhab./km²
8Bangladesh173,548,302 inhab.147,570 km²1,176.04 inhab./km²
143Bhutan2,788,599 inhab.38,394 km²72.63 inhab./km²
181Brunei425,383 inhab.5,765 km²73.79 inhab./km²
73Cambodia15,288,489 inhab.181,035 km²84.45 inhab./km²
1China1,411,778,724 inhab.9,596,961 km²147.11 inhab./km²
163East Timor1,261,407 inhab.14,954 km²84.35 inhab./km²
135Georgia3,716,858 inhab.57,178 km²65.01 inhab./km²
104Hong Kong7,448,885 inhab.1,110 km²6,710.71 inhab./km²
2India1,372,943,539 inhab.3,287,469 km²417.63 inhab./km²
4Indonesia268,674,755 inhab.1,913,579 km²140.40 inhab./km²
19Iran81,920,730 inhab.1,629,771 km²50.27 inhab./km²
39Iraq38,124,182 inhab.435,052 km²89.63 inhab./km²
98Israel9,136,100 inhab.20,517 km²445.29 inhab./km²
11Japan126,050,098 inhab.377,972 km²333.49 inhab./km²
89Jordan10,305,560 inhab.88,794 km²116.06 inhab./km²
65Kazakhstan18,897,892 inhab.2,724,222 km²6.94 inhab./km²
32Kurdistan44,000,000 inhab.503,000 km²87.48 inhab./km²
131Kuwait4,420,110 inhab.17,818 km²248.07 inhab./km²
111Kyrgyzstan6,636,803 inhab.199,949 km²33.19 inhab./km²
106Laos7,230,665 inhab.236,800 km²30.53 inhab./km²
112Lebanon6,629,166 inhab.10,389 km²638.09 inhab./km²
172Macau663,419 inhab.31 km²21,539.58 inhab./km²
46Malaysia32,549,402 inhab.330,345 km²98.53 inhab./km²
177Maldives557,426 inhab.131 km²4,255.16 inhab./km²
138Mongolia3,229,638 inhab.1,564,116 km²2.06 inhab./km²
26Myanmar (Burma)54,819,389 inhab.676,553 km²81.03 inhab./km²
50Nepal29,704,501 inhab.147,181 km²201.82 inhab./km²
55North Korea25,617,841 inhab.123,138 km²208.04 inhab./km²
130Oman4,669,948 inhab.309,550 km²15.09 inhab./km²
7Pakistan212,761,108 inhab.796,096 km²267.25 inhab./km²
124Palestine5,091,819 inhab.6,020 km²845.82 inhab./km²
12Philippines110,198,654 inhab.300,439 km²366.79 inhab./km²
144Qatar2,743,932 inhab.11,651 km²235.51 inhab./km²
43Saudi Arabia33,413,660 inhab.2,149,690 km²15.54 inhab./km²
117Singapore5,638,679 inhab.719 km²7,842.39 inhab./km²
27South Korea51,705,905 inhab.100,356 km²515.22 inhab./km²
218South Ossetia-Alania57,652 inhab.3,900 km²14.78 inhab./km²
60Sri Lanka21,803,725 inhab.65,610 km²332.32 inhab./km²
56Syria25,297,296 inhab.185,180 km²136.61 inhab./km²
59Taiwan23,584,865 inhab.36,197 km²651.57 inhab./km²
96Tajikistan9,326,275 inhab.142,627 km²65.39 inhab./km²
20Thailand68,863,629 inhab.513,115 km²134.21 inhab./km²
18Turkey82,003,882 inhab.783,562 km²104.66 inhab./km²
103Turkmenistan8,481,200 inhab.491,210 km²17.27 inhab./km²
94United Arab Emirates9,541,615 inhab.83,600 km²114.13 inhab./km²
45Uzbekistan32,653,885 inhab.448,970 km²72.73 inhab./km²
15Vietnam97,709,844 inhab.331,236 km²294.99 inhab./km²
42Yemen34,232,322 inhab.527,968 km²64.84 inhab./km²