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How many countries are there in Asia?

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December 13, 2017 4:55AM

The answer is 48. The 2 that are commonly disputed are Russia and Turkey as they both are counted among Europe and Asia. If you count Cyprus, the Philippines and Hong Kong, there are 51.

The following are the 46 definite countries of Asia:

1. Kuwait

2. Mongolia

3. China

4. India

5. Sri Lanka

6. Maldives

7. Nepal

8. Bhutan

9. Bangladesh

10. Myanmar

11. Thailand

12. Laos

13. Vietnam

14. Cambodia

15. Indonesia

16. Malaysia

17. Timor Leste

18. Brunei

19. Singapore

20. Taiwan

21. Philippines

22. Japan

23. North Korea

24. South Korea

25. Pakistan

26. Afghanistan

27. Tajikistan

28. Kyrgyzstan

29. Kazakhstan

30. Uzbekistan

31. Turkmenistan

32. Georgia

33. Armenia

34. Azerbaijan

35. Iran

36. Iraq

37. Syria

38. Lebanon

39. Jordan

40. Israel

41. Saudi Arabia

42. Yemen

43. Oman

44. UAE (United Arab Emirates)

45. Qatar

46. Bahrain

And then there are the debatable ones.

47. Hong Kong

48. Turkey

49. Russia

50. Cyprus

51. Philippines

Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Nauru, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Vanuatu, Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, Micronesia, the Marshall Islands and the Solomon Islands are all located in Oceania.

Egypt is not Asia. Today the Middle East is classified as Asia, but was always considered Northeast Africa in the times before the Crusades and the construction of the Suez Canal.

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