Abkhazia Afghanistan Armenia Azerbaijan Bahrain Bangladesh Bhutan Brunei Cambodia China Cyprus East Timor Georgia India Indonesia Iran Iraq Israel Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Laos Lebanon Malaysia Maldives Mongolia Myanmar Nepal North Korea Oman Pakistan Philippines Qatar Saudi Arabia Singapore South Korea South Ossetia Sri Lanka State of Palestine Syria Tajikistan Thailand Turkey Turkmenistan United Arab Emirates Uzbekistan Vietnam Yemen
Asian states, total number: 50.
Above is presented a list of Asian countries, with almost fifty titles. In recent decades, there have been almost no changes, yet some occurred. For example, North and South Yemen, located on the Arabian peninsula, united in a single state of Yemen. Perhaps one day North and South Korea will unite and become one country, but it isn’t a question of serious possibility right now. The Israeli state is quite young, and it strongly hinders the creation of a Palestinian state at hand. Abkhazia and South Ossetia have seceded from Georgia.
By the way, there is still a big question of what continent any particular country belongs to. Formally, it is clear: if a country is geographically located in Asia, it is Asian. But there are cultural ties, historical influences, and other aspects that allow you to consider a country as belonging to a group of other countries. For example, Armenia and Georgia - these countries are Christian, and are often considered European, thanks to the fact that they are located on the border of the continents. Or Cyprus, inhabited mainly by immigrants from Greece, and which has been under the British control for a long time. And what about Turkey, that is practically at once located both in Europe and Asia? For reference books the issue was resolved in favor of Asia. And Russia, which is also located both in Europe and in Asia, is firmly attributed to the European continent due to the same historical parallels, cultural relations, the development dynamics and other attributes.