Countries in Southeast Asia


The region known as Southeast Asia, as its name implies, is located in the southeastern portion of the continent and covers the territories of countries such as Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia. A good part of the population of this region lives on agriculture and live in rural areas. Therefore, the urban population in this region is smaller than the rural.

How Many Countries in Southeastern Asia

As a region of Asia, Southeastern Asia is composed of 11 independent countries (Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam). See below for the full list of Southeastern Asian Countries by population.

1. Brunei

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2. Cambodia

Cambodia National Flag
  • Capital: Phnom Penh
  • Area: 181,040 km²
  • Language: Knmer
  • Currency: Riel

3. Philippines

Philippines National Flag
  • Capital: Manila
  • Area: 300 km²
  • Languages: Filipino and English
  • Currency: Philippine Peso

4. Indonesia

Indonesia National Flag
  • Capital: Jakarta
  • Area: 1,904,570 km²
  • Language: Indonesian
  • Currency: Rupee

5. Laos

Laos National Flag
  • Capital: Vientiane
  • Area: 236,800 km²
  • Language: Laotian
  • Currency: Quipe

6. Malaysia

  • Capital: Putrajava / Kuala Lumpur
  • Area: 330,800 km²
  • Language: Malay
  • Currency: Ringgit

7. Myanmar

Burma National Flag
  • Capital: Naypyidaw / Yangon
  • Area: 676,590 km²
  • Language: Burmese
  • Currency: Kiat

8. Singapore

Singapore National Flag
  • Capital: Singapore City
  • Area: 710 km²
  • Languages: Malay, Mandarin, Tamil and English
  • Currency: Singapore Dollar

9. Thailand

Thailand National Flag
  • Capital: Bangkok
  • Area: 513,120 km²
  • Language: Tai
  • Currency: Baht

10. East Timor

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  • Capital: Dili
  • Area: 14,870 km²
  • Languages: Portuguese and Tetum
  • Currency: US Dollar

11. Vietnam

  • Capital: Hanoi
  • Area: 331,051 km²
  • Language: Vietnamese
  • Currency: Dongue

List of Countries in Southeastern Asia and Their Capitals

As noted above, there are eleven independent countries in the Southeast Asia. Among them, the largest country is Indonesia and the smallest is Brunei in term of population. The full list of Southeastern Asia countries with capitals is shown in the table below, ranked by latest total population and area.

Rank Country Name Population Land Area (km²) Capital
1 Indonesia 268,074,600 1,811,569 Jakarta
2 Philippines 107,808,000 298,170 Manila
3 Vietnam 95,354,000 310,070 Hanoi
4 Thailand 66,377,005 510,890 Bangkok
5 Burma 54,339,766 653,508 Rangoon, Naypyidaw or Nay Pyi Taw
6 Malaysia 32,769,200 329,613 Kuala Lumpur
7 Cambodia 16,289,270 176,515 Phnom Penh
8 Laos 7,123,205 230,800 Vientiane
9 Singapore 5,638,700 687 Singapore
10 Timor-Leste 1,387,149 14,919 Dili
11 Brunei 442,400 5,265 Bandar Seri Begawan

Map of Southeastern Asian Countries

Map of Southeastern Asian Countries

 

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