The continent of
Asia covers 29.4% of the Earth's land area and has a population of over 4 billion, accounting for about 56% of the world population. Together, China's and India's populations are estimated to be around 2.6 billion people.
Population [ edit ]
Economy [ edit ]
Economically, most of Asia is traditionally considered part of the "
Second World", with the significant exception of the industrialized " First World" countries of Israel, Japan, and South Korea. Asian countries in the G20 major economies are China, Japan, South Korea, India, Russia, Indonesia, Turkey and Saudi Arabia. Of these, Japan is also in the G8, and additionally China and India in the G8+5. Russia is also a part of G8 until March 24, 2014, when the original G7 countries voted to suspend the country over its annexation of Crimea. [1 ]
Human Development Index of Asian countries range from Low to Very High category. The table below shows the 10 highest and lowest countries accodring to their Human Development Index scores based on the 2014 report. [2 ]
10 highest HDIs [ edit ]
10 lowest HDIs [ edit ]
Ethnicities [ edit ]
Central Asian peoples: Turkic peoples, Iranian peoples, Mongols, Russians
East Asian peoples: List of Chinese ethnic groups ( historical), Sino-Tibetan peoples, Japanese people, Koreans Northern Asia:
List of indigenous peoples of Russia: Indigenous peoples of Siberia; Finno-Ugric peoples; Tungusic peoples
Ethnic groups of South Asia: Ethnic groups of India, Ethnic groups in Pakistan, Dravidians, Indo-Aryans, Munda people
Ethnic groups of Southeast Asia: Austronesian peoples, Tai peoples; List of ethnic groups in Cambodia, ethnic groups in Indonesia, List of ethnic groups in Laos, Ethnic groups of the Philippines, List of ethnic groups in Vietnam
Ethnic groups in West Asia: Arab people, Peoples of the Caucasus (transcontinental), Ethnic minorities in Iran, Ethnic minorities in Iraq; Semites, Iranian peoples, Turkmen, Turks
See also [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]
^ "Russia suspended from G8 over annexation of Crimea, Group of Seven nations says". National Post . Retrieved . March 25, 2014
^ "Human Development Report 2014". UNDP Human Development Reports.