Asia Pacific

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Asia-Pacific or Asia Pacific (abbreviated as Asia-Pac, Asia Pac, Apac, APAC, APNIC, APJ, JAPA or JAPAC) is the part of the world in or near the Western Pacific Ocean. The region varies in size. It typically includes much of East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania.

The term may also include Russia (on the North Pacific) and countries in North and South America which are on the coast of the Eastern Pacific Ocean; the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, for example, includes Canada, Chile, Russia, Mexico, Peru, and the United States.

The term sometimes includes all of Asia and Australasia as well as small/medium/large Pacific island nations.

Even though imprecise, the term has become popular since the late 1980s in commerce, finance and politics. It is popular even though the economies within the region are not the same.[1])

Areas[change | edit source]

The Asia-Pacific region generally includes:

ASEAN+ / EAS

SAARC

PIF

Others

Main countries and territories data[change | edit source]

Country or
territory
Area
km²
Population Population density
per km²
GDP
millions of USD (2009)
GDP per capita
USD (2009)
Capital
 American Samoa 199 55,519 326 537 7,874 Pago Pago
 Australia 7,617,930 22,462,842 3 920,000 41,500 Canberra
 Brunei 5,765 407,000 70 14,700 36,700 Bandar Seri Begawan
 Cambodia 181,035 14,805,000 82 10,900 800 Phnom Penh
 China 9,671,018 1,339,530,000 138 4,911,000 3,700 Beijing
 East Timor 14,874 1,171,000 76 599 500 Dili
Flag of Hong Kong.svg 1,104 7,055,071 6,390 210,730 30,000 -
 India 3,287,263 1,210,193,422 365 4,060,000 3,339 New Delhi
 Indonesia 1,904,569 237,556,363 126 514,900 2,200 Jakarta
 Japan 377,944 127,470,000 337 5,073,000 39,700 Tokyo
 Laos 236,800 6,320,000 27 5,721 900 Vientiane
 Macau 29 541,200 18,662 21,700 39,800 -
 Malaysia 329,847 28,318,000 86 191,399 7,525 Kuala Lumpur
 Mongolia 1,564,116 2,736,800 2 4,212 1,500 Ulan Bator
 Myanmar 676,578 50,496,000 74 26,820 500 Naypyidaw
 New Zealand 268,021 4,357,437 16 109,600 25,500 Wellington
 North Korea 120,540 23,906,000 198 27,820 1,200 Pyongyang
 Papua New Guinea 462,840 6,732,000 15 8,200 1,200 Port Moresby
 Philippines 299,764 91,983,000 307 158,700 1,700 Manila
 Singapore 710 4,987,600 7,023 177,133 35,500 City of Singapore
 South Korea 100,140 50,062,000 500 800,300 20,000 Seoul
 Taiwan 36,191 23,119,772 639 379,400 16,400 Taipei
 Thailand 513,120 67,764,000 132 263,510 3,900 Bangkok
 Vietnam 331,210 88,069,000 265 97,119 1,100 Hanoi
 Nepal 147181 27,00,000 251 - - Kathmandu

References[change | edit source]

  1. See for example Pan, Hui, ed. (October 2004). "Vonage and Cisco to sell phone equipment". VoIP Monthly Newsletter (Information Gatekeepers Inc) 2 (10): 3. http://books.google.com/books?id=ZAb52_IQIIMC. Retrieved 2011-12-15. "APEJ (Asia-Pacific Excluding Japan) and EEMEA (Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa) will grow their combined share of this figure from 17 percent to 22 percent during the same period, as North America's share adjusts from 53 percent to 46 percent.".