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COUNTRY        AREA (SQ MI)      URBAN        CAPITAL
                                 POP.%

                POPULATION     POP. RISE
                                 %/YEAR

Afghanistan       252,072          24          Kabul
                35,545,000        2.4

Armenia           11,484           64         Yerevan
                 2,980,000        -0.2

Azerbaijan        33,436           53           Baku
                 9,863,000        0.9

Bangladesh        56,977           34          Dhaka
                162,911,000       1.1

Bhutan            14,824           39         Thimphu
                  781,000         1.1

Brunei             2,226           77       Bandar Seri
                  429,000         1.6         Begawan

Cambodia          69,898           21        Phnom Penh
                15,857,000        1.5

China            3,696,100         57         Beijing
               1,386,773,000      0.4

Georgia           26,911           57         Tbilisi
                 3,912,000         0

India            1,222,550         33        New Delhi
               1,352,600,000      1.2

Indonesia         737,815          54         Jakarta
                263,991,000       0.9

Japan             145,898          94          Tokyo
                126,727,000       -0.2

Kazakhstan       1,052,089         55          Astana
                18,014,000        1.0

Korea, North      47,399           61        Pyongyang
                25,491,000        0.5

Korea, South      38,486           83          Seoul
                51,446,000        0.5

Kyrgyzstan        77,199           34         Bishkek
                 6,211,000        1.1

Laos              91,429           40        Vientiane
                 6,991,000        1.5

Malaysia          127,526          75       Kuala Lumpur
                31,624,000        1.4

Maldives            115            46           Male
                  421,000         -0.1

Mongolia          603,908          67       Ulaanbaatar
                 3,183,000        1.2

Myanmar           261,228          35        Naypyidaw
(Burma)         53,371,000        0.9

Nepal             56,827           20        Kathmandu
                29,384,000        1.2

Pakistan          340,499          39        Islamabad
                199,309,000       1.4

Philippines       115,831          45          Manila
                105,012,000       1.6

Russia (11)      6,601,700         74          Moscow
                146,801,000       -0.1

Singapore           277           100        Singapore
                 5,681,000        1.8

Sri Lanka         25,332           18         Colombo
                21,362,000        0.8

Taiwan            13,973           77          Taipei
                23,579,000        0.2

Tajikistan        55,251           27         Dushanbe
                 8,831,000        1.6

Thailand          198,117          49         Bangkok
                66,061,000        0.3

Timor-Leste        5,773           33           Dili
(East Timor)     1,298,000        2.4

Turkmenistan      189,657          50         Ashgabat
                 5,778,000        1.1

Uzbekistan        172,742          37         Tashkent
                32,397,000        0.9

Vietnam           127,882          33          Hanoi
                93,714,000        0.9

COUNTRY             LANGUAGES            POLITICAL SYSTEM &
                                         HEAD OF GOVERNMENT

Afghanistan      Pashto, Afghan      Presidential-parliamentary
                Persian, Turkic,       system (transitional);
                     others            President Ashraf Ghani

Armenia        Armenian, Russian,    Presidential-parliamentary
                     others           system; President Serzh
                                              Sargsyan

Azerbaijan      Azeri, Russian,      Dominant party; President
                Armenian, others            Ilham Aliyev

Bangladesh      Bengali, English     Presidential-parliamentary
                                     democracy; Prime Minister
                                         Sheikh Hasina Wajed

Bhutan             Dzongkha,          Constitutional monarchy;
               Sharchhopka, others    Prime Minister Lyonchen
                                           Tshering Tobgay

Brunei          Malay, English,        Monarchy; Sir Hassanal
                     Chinese         Bolkiah Mu'izzadin Waddaulah

Cambodia         Khmer, French,        Dominant party; Prime
                     English              Minister Hun Sen

China           Mandarin, other      Communist one-party state;
               Chinese languages,       President Xi Jinping
                 other languages

Georgia        Georgian, Russian,    Presidential-parliamentary
                Armenian, Azeri,     democracy; President Giorgi
                Ossetian, others           Margvelashvili

India           Hindi, English,       Parliamentary democracy;
                 Bengali, others     Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Indonesia      Bahasa Indonesian,    Presidential-legislative;
                English, Dutch,         President Joko Widodo
                     others

Japan               Japanese          Parliamentary democracy;
                                      Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Kazakhstan      Kazakh, Russian,     Dominant party; President
                     others             Nursultan Nazarbayev

Korea, North         Korean          Communist one-party state;
                                     First Secretary Kim Jong Un

Korea, South     Korean, English     Presidential-parliamentary
                                     democracy; President Moon
                                               Jae-in

Kyrgyzstan     Kirghiz, Russian,     Presidential-parliamentary
                  Uzbek, others      system; President Almazbek
                                              Atambayev

Laos              Lao, French,       Communist one-party state;
                 English, others        President Boungnang
                                              Vorachith

Malaysia        Bahasa Malaysia,       Dominant party; Prime
               English, Chinese,      Minister Najib Tun Razak
                     others

Maldives       Maldivian Dhivehi,    Presidential-parliamentary
                     English         system; President Abdulla
                                               Yameen

Mongolia       Khalkha Mongolian,    Presidential-parliamentary
                 Turkic, Russian     democracy; Prime Minister
                                        Jargaltulga Erdenebat

Myanmar          Burmese, others     Presidential-parliamentary
(Burma)                              system; President Htin Kyaw

Nepal            Nepali, others       Parliamentary democracy;
                                     Prime Minister Sher Bahadur
                                                Deuba

Pakistan         Urdu, Punjabi,      Presidential-parliamentary
                Sindhi, Siraiki        system; Prime Minister
                 English, others        Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

Philippines     Filipino, English     Presidential-legislative
                                        democracy; President
                                           Rodrigo Duterte

Russia (11)      Russian, others     Dominant party; President
                                           Vladimir Putin

Singapore      Mandarin Chinese,       Dominant party; Prime
                 Malay, Tamil,        Minister Lee Hsien Loong
                 English, others

Sri Lanka       Tamil, Sinhala,      Presidential-parliamentary
                     English            democracy; President
                                        Maithripala Sirisena

Taiwan         Mandarin Chinese,     Presidential-parliamentary
                Taiwanese, others    democracy; President Tsai
                                               Ing-wen

Tajikistan       Tajik, Russian      Dominant party; President
                                          Emomalii Rakhmon

Thailand         Thai, English,      Military rule after coup;
                regional dialects      Prime Minister Prayuth
                                              Chan-ocha

Timor-Leste    Tetun, Portuguese,    Presidential-parliamentary
(East Timor)   Indonesian, English   democracy; Prime Minister
                                         Rui Maria de Araujo

Turkmenistan    Turkmen, Uzbek,      Presidential dictatorship;
                 Russian, others        President Gurbanguly
                                          Berdymukhammedov

Uzbekistan      Uzbek, Russian,      Presidential dictatorship;
                  Tajik, others          President Shavkat
                                             Mirziyayev

Vietnam        Vietnamese, French,   Communist one-party state;
               Chinese, English,     Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan
                  Khmer, others                 Phuc

COUNTRY         DATE of     LITERACY        PER
                 ORIGIN      RITE (%)    CAPITA GDP

               % OF POP.      LIFE          HDI
                UNDER 15    EXPECTANCY

Afghanistan       1919        52/24        $1,900
                   45         62/65        0.479

Armenia           1991        99/99        $8,600
                   20         72/78        0.743

Azerbaijan        1991        99/99       $17,400
                   23         73/78        0.759

Bangladesh        1971        65/58        $3,800
                   33         71/73        0.570

Bhutan            1949        73/55        $8,200
                   27         70/70        0.607

Brunei            1984        98/95       $76,900
                   24         75/79        0.865

Cambodia          1953        85/71        $3,700
                   32         66/71        0.563

China             1912        98/95       $15,400
                   17         75/78        0.738

Georgia           1991        99/99       $10,000
                   19         68/77        0.769

India             1947        81/61        $6,600
                   29         67/70        0.624

Indonesia         1945        97/94       $11,700
                   28         67/71        0.689

Japan           660 B.C.      99/99       $41,300
                   12         81/87        0.903

Kazakhstan        1991        99/99       $25,100
                   25         68/77        0.794

Korea, North      1945        99/99        $1,700
                   21         68/75          NA

Korea, South      1945        99/99       $37,700
                   13         79/85        0.901

Kyrgyzstan        1991        99/99        $3,500
                   32         67/75        0.664

Laos              1949        87/73        $5,700
                   34         65/68        0.586

Malaysia          1957        96/93       $27,300
                   25         73/77        0.789

Maldives          1965        99/99       $15,500
                   23         76/78        0.701

Mongolia          1921        98/99       $12,300
                   29         66/75        0.735

Myanmar           1948        80/72        $5,800
(Burma)            28         64/69        0.556

Nepal             1768        76/53        $2,500
                   31         69/71        0.558

Pakistan          1947        70/46        $5,100
                   35         65/67        0.550

Philippines       1898        96/97        $7,700
                   32         66/73        0.682

Russia (11)       1991        99/99       $26,500
                   17         66/77        0.804

Singapore         1965        99/98       $87,900
                   15         81/85        0.925

Sri Lanka         1948        94/92       $11,300
                   25         72/78        0.766

Taiwan            1949        99/97       $48,100
                   14         77/83          NA

Tajikistan        1991        99/99        $3,000
                   35         68/74        0.627

Thailand          1238        95/91       $16,900
                   18         72/79        0.740

Timor-Leste       2002        72/63        $4,200
(East Timor)       44         67/70        0.605

Turkmenistan      1991        99/99       $17,500
                   30         64/71        0.691

Uzbekistan        1991        99/99        $6,600
                   28         71/76        0.701

Vietnam           1945        96/93        $6,400
                   24         71/76        0.683

(11) Russia is also included in the Europe table. Statistics don't
include Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in March 2014.
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Title Annotation:IN THE NEWS 2018
Publication:New York Times Upfront
Article Type:Geographic overview
Geographic Code:90ASI
Date:Oct 30, 2017
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