Afghanistan

Afghanistan is a landlocked country located in South and Central Asia. The country is the 42nd most populous in the world with a population of 33,000,000. The country covers 252,000 square miles and is the 41st largest country in the world by area. The primary religion in the region is Islam. The country has a unitary presidential Islamic republic government with a president and chief executive officer. The capital is Kabul, which is also the country’s largest city. The currency of the country i

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Bangladesh

The country of Bangladesh is located in South Asia. The official name of the country is the People's Republic of Bangladesh. The country's population is 163,187,000, making it the 8th most populous country in the world. At just 56,990 square miles, it is the 92nd largest country in the world. Bangladesh is a unitary parliamentary republic with a president and a prime minister. The primary group is Bengali -- 98% of the population falls into this group. The primary religion in the country is Isla

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China

China is located on the continent of Asia and is the most populated country in the world. It is surrounded by Russia, India, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Pakistan,Myanmar, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Laos, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Tajikistan, North Korea and Bhutan. China’s population is constantly growing, and the most recent population of China (2013) is 1.38 billion people. The country was established in 221 BC and was ruled by many ancient Chinese dynasties until January 1, 1912. It was then that the Republic

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong is an autonomous territory in southeastern China. It is a vibrant urban center, a major port and global financial hub, and a very popular tourist destination. Formerly a colony of the British Empire, with the exception of the Second World War, Hong Kong remained under British control until 1997, when it was returned to China (effectively ending the British empire, as Hong Kong was the last major British colony). It is now a special administrative region that maintains a separate politi

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India

India is a country located in South Asia that is known as the seventh largest country in the world. It is also the second most populated country in the world, and is home to over 1.2 billion people. Bordering its southern border is the Indian Ocean, the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal. The country also shares its borders with Pakistan, China, Bhutan, Burma, Bangladesh and Nepal. The Indian flag is comprised of four colors. Orange, white and green stripes encompass the flag, and there is a smal

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Indonesia

Indonesia is a country located in Southeast Asia. Some of its territories lie in Oceania. The official name of the country is the Republic of Indonesia. The country has a population of over 263 million, making it one of the world's most populous countries. In terms of area, the country is 735,358 square miles and is the 14th largest country in the world. The country has a unitary presidential constitution republic government with a president and a vice president. The official language is Indones

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Iran

Iran is a country located in Western Asia. The official name of the country is the Islamic Public of Iran. The country has a population that exceeds 79 million, and it is the 18th largest country by population. In terms of area, it is 636,372 square miles and is the 17th largest country by area. The country is an Islamic Republic and has a Supreme Leader, President, and Vice President. The official religion of the country is Islam. The official language is Persian. The capital city is Tehran, an

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Japan

Japan is an island country that is located in East Asia. The country is technically an archipelago, and is comprised of more than 6800 islands. The four largest islands are Honshu, Hokkaido, Shikoku and Kyusha and they make up approximately 97% of Japan’s land area. The country is home to over 126 million people, making it the tenth largest country in the world in terms of population. Its capital city is Tokyo, and is has a growing population of 30 million people. The country does not have an of

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Mongolia

When most people think of Mongolia, they think of Genghis Khan, the famous and feared founder of Mongol Empire. However, there's a lot more to this remote, landlocked nation than that: from its vast rugged expanses to the northern mountains and southern Gobi Desert, Mongolia is land of contrasts, steeped in history and influenced (not to mention somewhat overshadowed) by its links to bordering countries China and Russia. The majority of Mongolia's three million population live in the capital cit

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Nepal

Nepal is a country located in South Asia. This landlocked country is officially known as the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal. Nepal has a federal parliamentary republic government. It was declared a republic in May 2008. With a total area measuring over 56,000 square miles, it is the 95th largest country in the world. The country has a population that exceeds 29 million people. Kathmandu is the country’s capital city, and it has 1,400,000 people living within its city limits. The urban area

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North Korea

North Korea is a country in East Asia. It is the 97th largest country in the world, and has land borders with China, the Russian Federation and South Korea. It has an estimated population of nearly 25.4 million, governed from its capital and largest city, Pyongyang. Its currency is the North Korean won, which trades at approximately 0.001 of a US dollar. The country's official language is Korean. It has no official religion. The national flag is red bordered by thin white and broad blue bands, w

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Pakistan

Pakistan is a country located in South Asia. Its official name is the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. The country has a population that exceeds 201 million, making it the 6th most populous in the world. The country is 340,509 square miles, making it the 33rd largest country by area. The country's capital is Islmabad. Its largest city is Karachi. The official religion of Pakistan is Islam, with over 96% of the population practicing this religion. The official languages are Urdu and English. The cou

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Philippines

The Philippines is an island country located in Southeast Asia. Its official name is the Republic of the Philippines. The country is made up of over 7,000 islands. In total the islands make up a total area of 120,000 square miles, making this the 72nd largest country in the world. However, even though it is not that large, with over 100 million people, it is the 13th most populated country in the world. The capital city is Manila. The largest city is Quezon City. The official languages are Filip

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Russia

Russia is a massive country that is located in northern Eurasia. The country is so large that it is a part of both the European and Asian continents. Russia shares borders with fourteen different countries including Finland, Estonia, Poland, Norway, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, China, Mongolia and North Korea. It can also be connected to Japan through the Sea of Okhotsk, and to Russia through the Bering Strait. The official language of the country is Russ

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Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is an Arab country located in Western Asia. The country makes up most of the Arabian Peninsula. With an area of 830,000 square miles, this country is the fifth largest in Asia, and the second largest Arab country, falling second only to Algeria. The country has a population estimated to be 33 million, making it the 40th largest country in the world based on population. Saudi Arabia’s primary ethnic group is Arab, and the main religion is Sunni Islam. The government is a Unitary Isla

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Singapore

Singapore is both an island country and sovereign city-state, located in Southeast Asia. The entire country contains one main island in addition to 62 small islands. Nearby countries are Malaysia, Indonesia, and Brunei. Singapore has an estimated population of 5,607,300 (as of 2016). Singapore’s currency is the Singaporean dollar. Being a global transport, commerce, and finance hub, it is no surprise it is the third-largest foreign exchange market. The official languages of Singapore are English

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South Korea

South Korea is a country that is located in East Asia. The official name for the country is the Republic of Korea. A population of over 51 million makes this the 27th largest country in the world based on population. The country has a total area of 38,690 square miles. The country has a unitary presidential constitutional republic government with a president and a prime minister. Seoul is the country's capital, and it is also the most populous city in the country. Over half of South Koreans do n

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Thailand

Thailand is a country that is located in Southeast Asia. The country's official name is the Kingdom of Thailand, and it used to be called Siam. The capital city of Thailand is Bangkok, and it is also the largest city in the country. The country has a population of 67,959,000, making it the 20th most populous country in the world. The country has a total area of 198,120 square miles and is the 50th largest country in the world based on area. The country is a constutitional monarchy and has been s

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Vietnam

Vietnam is a country located in Southeast China. Its official name is the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. The country has a population of 92,700,000, which makes it the 14th largest country in the world by population. In terms of area, the country is 128,455 square miles and is the 65th largest country in the world by area. The capital of Vietnam is Hanoi. The largest city in the country is Ho Chi Minh City. The official and national language is Vietnamese. Over 86% of people who live in Vietnam

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