South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation

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South Asian Association
for Regional Cooperation
  • Bengali:দক্ষিণ এশীয় আঞ্চলিক সহযোগিতা সংস্থা
    Dari:
    اتحادیه همکاری‌های منطقه‌ای جنوب آسیا
    Dzongkha:༄ ལྷོ ཨེསིཨ་ རེ་གིཨོནལ་ ཅོཨོཔེརཏིཨོན་ ཀོ་མི་ཏི།
    Maldivian:दक्षिण एशियाई क्षेत्रीय सहयोग संगठन
    Nepali:
    ދެކުނު އޭޝިޔާގެ ސަރަޙައްދީ އެއްބާރުލުމުގެ ޖަމިއްޔާ
    Pashto:दक्षिण एशियाली क्षेत्रीय सहयोग सङ्गठन
    Sinhala:
    د سویلي اسیا لپاره د سیمه ایزې همکارۍ ټولنه
    Tamil:දකුණු ආසියාතික කලාපීය සහයෝගිතා සංවිධානය
    Urdu:தெற்காசிய நாடுகளின் பிராந்தியக் கூட்டமைப்பு
    جنوبی ایشیائی علاقائی تعاون کی تنظیم
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SAARC Region
SAARC Region
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  Member states
  Observer states
HeadquartersKathmandu, Nepal
Official languagesEnglish
Demonym(s)South Asian
Member states
Leaders
Esala Ruwan Weerakoon[1]
Establishment8 December 1985 (37 years ago) (8 December 1985)
Area
• Total
5,099,611 km2 (1,968,971 sq mi) (7th)
• Water (%)
6.8
Population
• 2015 estimate
1,713,870,000[2] (1st)
• Density
336.1/km2 (870.5/sq mi)
GDP (PPP)2021 estimate
• Total
US$14.85 trillion[3][source?] (3rd)
GDP (nominal)2021 estimate
• Total
$4.47 trillion[3][source?] (4th)
Currency
8 currencies
Time zoneUTC+4:30 to +6 (AFT, PST, MVT, IST, SLST, NPT, BST, BTT)
Calling code
8 codes
Internet TLD
8 ccTLDs

The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is a regional organization in South Asia. Its member states are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

References[change | change source]

  1. "SAARC Secretary General Weerakoon assumes office". Nepal Foreign Affairs.
  2. "World Urbanization Prospects — Population Division — United Nations". un.org. Archived from the original on 18 February 2015. Retrieved 17 February 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Report for Selected Countries and Subjects". imf.org.

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