South Asia can freely be depicted as the eight countries around the Indian subcontinent, including the island countries of Sri Lanka and the Maldives that are arranged south of India. Although South Asia only occupies approximately 3 percent of the world’s land area, the region is home to over 24 percent of the world’s population (nearly 1.9 billion), making it the most densely populated place on earth.
Lumping the eight nations of South Asia together under a typical name nearly appears to be out of line; the social assorted variety of the area is bewildering. The name “South Asian” applies more to the land area than any religious or social similitudes.
The Countries in South Asia
Per most present day definitions, eight nations formally have a place with the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)
- Afghanistan: population 31.6 million (2018)
- Bangladesh: population 166.3 million (2017)
- Bhutan: population 817,000 (2017)
- India: population 1.35 billion (2017)
- Maldives: 444,000 (2017)
- Nepal: 29.6 million (2017)
- Pakistan: 212.7 million (2017)
- Sri Lanka: 21.7 million (2018)
Sometimes Myanmar (Burma) is unofficially included as part of South Asia because it shares borders with Bangladesh and India.The United Nations’ meaning of South Asia incorporates the eight nations recorded above yet in addition includes Iran for “measurable comfort.” Ordinarily, Iran is viewed as in Western Asia, in spite of the fact that what nations are viewed as in Western Asia is a progressing banter.
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