Demographics of Asia

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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. The combined population of both China and India are estimated to be over 2.6 billion people.



Further information: Economy of Asia

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, Taiwan 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]

The 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]


Main article: Ethnic groups of Asia
Further information: Asian people

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