Category Archives: Asia

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India Population, Main Cities and Geography

India: population, cities, states Population According to Countryaah website, India has around 1.2 billion residents. Ethnic composition Approx. 72% Indo-Aryans, 25% indigenous and approx. 3% Mongolians and other ethnic groups live in India. Religious affiliation In India approx. 81% of the population are followers of Hinduism, approx. 12% followers of Islam, approx. 5.9% followers of… Read More »

Indonesia Population, Main Cities and Geography

Indonesia: population and cities Population According to Countryaah website, Indonesia has around 240 million residents. Ethnic composition Javanese 45%, Sundanese 14%, Madurese 7.5%, Malaysians 7.5%, others 26% Religious affiliation Muslim 88%, Protestants 5%, Catholics 3%, Hindus 2%, Buddhists 1%, other 1% National language The national language is ” Bahasa Indonesia “. This is a Malay… Read More »

Japan Population, Main Cities and Geography

Japan: population and cities Population According to Countryaah website, Japan has around 128 million people. Ethnic groups Around 99% of the country’s residents are Japanese. The largest minority are the approximately 650,000 Koreans. The only indigenous minority are the 50,000 people of the Ainu people. The origin of the Ainu remains a mystery to this… Read More »

Israel Population, Main Cities and Geography

Israel: population and cities Population According to Countryaah website, Israel has about 8.5 million residents, together with the residents of the occupied territories it is about 8.9 million. When the state was founded in May 1948, there were only 600,000. Ethnic composition Around 70% of the population come from Europe and Russia, 20% are Arabs.… Read More »

Iran Population, Main Cities and Geography

Iran: population and cities Population According to Countryaah website, Iran has about 75.1 million residents. Ethnic composition Only 50% of the population are Persians, around 25% Azerbaijanis, around 7% Kurds, around 3% Arabs and a number of other ethnic groups, such as Gilake, Mazandarani, Arabs, Turkomans, Baluch, Christian Armenians, Assyrians, Georgians and others Religion The… Read More »

Kazakhstan Population, Main Cities and Geography

Kazakhstan Population, cities Population Population According to Countryaah website, Kazakhstan has around 16.8 million residents. Ethnic composition It is noteworthy that only about 54% of the country are Kazakhs. With around 30% of the population, the Russians form the largest ethnic minority. Around 5% of the residents are Ukrainians, around 2.5% Uzbeks and 2% Germans.… Read More »

Jordan Population, Main Cities and Geography

Jordan: population and cities Population Population According to Countryaah website, Jordan has around 6.5 million residents. Ethnic composition About 93% of the residents of Jordan are Arabs. About half of them are of Palestinian descent. As a result of the clashes between Israel and the Arab states, they ended up in the country that was… Read More »

Lebanon Population, Main Cities and Geography

Lebanon: population and cities Population According to Countryaah website, Lebanon has around 4.8 million residents. Ethnic composition Lebanon has a population density of around 434 residents per km2, of which approx. 93% are Arabs, along with mainly Kurds and Armenians. Religious affiliation Around 60% of the population are Muslims (mainly Sunnis, Shiites, Druze), about 40%… Read More »

Iraq Population, Main Cities and Geography

Iraq: population, cities According to Countryaah website, as a result of the known situation in Iraq, the number of people living there is difficult to determine. But one assumes a population of about 32 million people. At least 70% of them are based in the cities. As a result of the ongoing civil war-like conditions,… Read More »

Kyrgyzstan Population, Main Cities and Geography

Kyrgyzstan: population, cities Population According to Countryaah website, Kyrgyzstan has about 5.5 million residents. Ethnic composition The Kyrgyz represent around 70% of the population, 8.4% are Russians, 15% Uzbeks. In addition, Ukrainians, Tatars, people of German origin (around 10,000), Tajiks and Azeris (Azerbaijanis) live in the country. After the serious riots in June 2010 and… Read More »

Kuwait Population, Main Cities and Geography

Kuwait: population and cities Population According to Countryaah website, Kuwait has around 3.6 million residents. Ethnic composition Around 1 million Kuwait people and around 2 million foreigners live in Kuwait, mainly Arabs and Indians. Religious affiliation Mainly the residents of Kuwait belong to Islam (65% Sunnis, 35% Shiites) as well as Christianity and Hinduism. National… Read More »

Laos Population, Main Cities and Geography

Laos Population, cities Population According to Countryaah website, Laos has around 6.7 million residents. Ethnic composition The different official 49 ethnic groups can be divided into three main groups: Approx. 60% Lao Loum – Laotians of the lowlands. Approx. 26% Lao Theung – hill tribes of the Mon-Kmer. Approx. 13% Lao Soung – Sino-Tibetan people… Read More »

Malaysia Population, Main Cities and Geography

Malaysia: population and cities Population According to Countryaah website, Malaysia has around 32 million residents. Ethnic composition Malaysians 54% Bumiputeras (indigenous people) 11% Malysians of Chinese origin 24% Religious affiliation The state religion is Islam, to which around 60% of the population profess. About 2.5 million Christians live in the country, that is about 9%.… Read More »

Mongolia Population, Main Cities and Geography

Mongolia: population, cities Population According to Countryaah website, in 2017, Mongolia had a population of around 2.8 million. Ethnic composition The residents of the country are about 94% Mongolians, 4.3% Kazakhs and 1.1% Tuvins. There are also small minorities of Russians and Chinese in Mongolia. Mongols are a language-related group of peoples belonging to the… Read More »

Maldives Population, Main Cities and Geography

Maldives: population, cities Population According to Countryaah website, the Maldives have approx. 345,000 residents. Ethnic composition Sinhalese, Dravidians, Arabs and Africans live in the Maldives. Religious affiliation Mainly Sunni Muslims live in the Maldives. National language The national language of the Maldives is Divehi. The script is of Arabic origin and is called Thaana. Capital,… Read More »

Macau Population, Main Cities and Geography

Macau: population Number According to Countryaah website, Macau has a total of around 650,000 residents.   Ethnic composition 95% Chinese, 5% other ethnic groups, mostly Portuguese Religious affiliation Mostly Buddhists, some Catholics National language English and Chinese (Cantonese) are the official languages. Macau: geography Macau is located in southeast China at the western mouth of… Read More »

Nepal Population, Main Cities and Geography

Nepal: population and cities Population According to Countryaah website, Nepal has around 29.5 million residents. Ethnic composition About three quarters of the residents of Nepal are of Indo-Aryan and Indo-Nepalese origin. The rest of the population is made up of Tibetan-Nepalese groups (such as the Tamang, Gurung, Newar, Thakali, Magar, Sunwar, Rai, Limbu and Tharu)… Read More »

Myanmar Population, Main Cities and Geography

Myanmar Population, cities Population According to Countryaah website, Myanmar has around 59.1 million residents – however, depending on the source, the information can vary greatly. Ethnic composition 68% Burmese 9% Shan 7% Karen 4% rakhine 3% Chinese 2% Indian 2% mon 5% others Rohingyas The Rohingya Muslim ethnic group is denied citizenship of the country.… Read More »

North Korea Population, Main Cities and Geography

North Korea Population, cities Population According to Countryaah website, North Korea has about 24 million residents. Ethnic composition 99% Koreans, Chinese are the largest minority. Religion 15% of North Koreans practice shamanistic cults, 15% are followers of the Chondokyo religion. There are also small minorities of Christians and Buddhists. The Christians in the country in… Read More »

Oman Population, Main Cities and Geography

Oman: population, cities Population According to Countryaah website, Oman has around 3.1 million residents. Ethnic composition Approx. 73% Omanis live in Oman, along with Persians, Indians, Baluch and Africans. Religion About 88% Muslims live in Oman. The state religion of the country is Ibadite Islam. About 1.3% of the population are Christians National languages Arabic… Read More »

Palestine Population, Main Cities and Geography

Palestine Population and cities Population Population According to Countryaah website, about 2.4 million people live in the West Bank and around 1.7 million in the Gaza Strip. The birth rate and population growth in the Gaza Strip are among the highest in the world, as evidenced by the fact that the population doubles every 15… Read More »

Philippines Population, Main Cities and Geography

Philippines: population, cities Population According to Countryaah website, the Philippines has a population of around 107 million. Ethnic composition The following figures are rounded up or down: 28% Tagalog 13% Cebuano 9% Llocano 7.5% Bisaya/Binisaya 7.5% Hiligaynon Ilonggo 6% Bikol 3.5% Waray 25.5% others Religious affiliation 83% Roman Catholic (approx. 83 million). The Catholic Church… Read More »

Pakistan Population, Main Cities and Geography

Pakistan: population, cities Population Population development According to Countryaah website, the population of Pakistan is estimated at up to 200 million – including the controlled areas of Kashmir. Pakistan is one of the six most populous countries in the world. With an average population density of 188 residents per km², the country has a slightly… Read More »

Qatar Population, Main Cities and Geography

Qatar: population, cities Population According to Countryaah website, Qatar has around 1.7 million residents, of which only around 15% are Qatar. Ethnic composition Of the population of Qatar, only about 15% are Qatar. The other residents are Pakistani, Iranians, Indians, Thais, Filipinos, Egyptians, Jordanians, and Syrians. The residents of the country can be roughly divided… Read More »

Russia Population, Main Cities and Geography

Russia Population, cities Population According to Countryaah website, the Russian Federation, including Crimea, has a little under 150 million residents. Around 75% of the Russian population live in the European part of Russia, although around 75% of the country’s area is in Asia. Ethnic groups There are around 160 different ethnic groups in Russia, although… Read More »

Saudi Arabia Population, Main Cities and Geography

Saudi Arabia Population and cities Population According to Countryaah website, around 30 million people live in Saudi Arabia. Ethnic composition The country’s population consists of around 73% Saudi Arabians (over 30% of which are nomads and semi-nomads). Another 27% are foreign guest workers, most of whom come from the Near East and Black African region.… Read More »

Singapore Population, Main Cities and Geography

Singapore: population, cities Population According to Countryaah website, Singapore has around 5.5 million residents. Ethnic composition Chinese descent: around 77% Malay descent: around 14% Indian ancestry: around 8% Others: around 1% Religious affiliation Buddhists around 43%, Muslims 15%, Taoists 8%, Hindus 4%, Catholics 5%, other Christians 10%, other religions 1%, atheists 14% National language The… Read More »

Thailand Population, Main Cities and Geography

Thailand: population, cities Population According to Countryaah website, Thailand has about 69.5 million residents. Ethnic composition 75% Thais, 14% Chinese; Minorities: hill tribes, Khmer, Laotians, Malays, Moken, Indians and whites. Religious affiliation 94% Buddhists, 4% Muslims, the rest are predominantly Hindus and Christians. National languages The official language of Thailand is Thai. Capital, other cities… Read More »

Syria Population, Main Cities and Geography

Syria: population and cities Population According to Countryaah website, Syria has about 21 million residents; there are also around half a million Palestinian refugees. The population density is about 93 residents per km². Compare Federal Republic of Germany (81.9 million), Austria (8.3 million), USA (314.2 million), PR China (1.3 billion), India (1.2 billion) and Egypt… Read More »

Taiwan Population, Main Cities and Geography

Taiwan: population, cities Population According to Countryaah website, Taiwan has around 23 million residents. Ethnic composition There are mainly three population groups living in Taiwan, the indigenous people, ancient Chinese (emigrants from the 19th century) and new Chinese (emigrants from the 1940s and 1950s). Religious affiliation Taiwan is mainly home to Buddhists and Taoists. There… Read More »