Countries in Western Asia


How Many Countries in Western Asia

As a region of Asia, Western Asia is composed of 19 independent countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Cyprus, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen). Also called the Middle East, East Asia has the following 19 countries:

1. Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia National Flag
  • Capital: Riyadh
  • Territorial extension: 2,149,690 km²
  • Language: Arabic
  • Currency: Rial

2. Armenia

Armenia National Flag
  • Capital: Yerevan
  • Territorial extension: 29.740 km²
  • Language: Armeniol
  • Currency: Dram

3. Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan National Flag
  • Capital: Baku
  • Territorial extension: 86,600 km²
  • Language: Azerbaijani
  • Currency: Manat

4. Bahrain

Bahrain National Flag
  • Capital: Manama
  • Territorial extension: 760 km²
  • Language: Arabic
  • Currency: Bahraini Dinar

5. Cyprus

Cyprus National Flag
  • Capital: Nicosia
  • Territorial extension: 9,250 km²
  • Language: Greek and Turkish
  • Euro currency

6. United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates National Flag
  • Capital: Abu Dhabi
  • Territorial extension: 83,600 km²
  • Language: Arabic
  • Currency: Dirham

7. Georgia

Georgia National Flag
  • Capital: Tbilisi
  • Territorial extension: 69,700 km²
  • Language: Georgian
  • Currency: Lari

8. Yemen

Yemen National Flag
  • Capital: Sana / Aden
  • Territorial extension: 527,970 km²
  • Language: Arabic
  • Currency: Yemen Riyal

9. Iraq

Iraq National Flag
  • Capital: Baghdad
  • Territorial extension: 435.240 km²
  • Language: Arabic
  • Currency: Iraqi Dinar

10. Iran

Iran National Flag
  • Capital: Tehran
  • Territorial extension: 1.745.150 km²
  • Language: Persian
  • Currency: Iranian Rial

11. Israel

Israel National Flag
  • Capital: Jerusalem
  • Territorial extension: 22,070 km²
  • Language: Hebrew and Arabic
  • Currency: New Shequel

12. Jordan

Jordan National Flag
  • Capital: Amman
  • Territorial extension: 89.320 km²
  • Language: Arabic
  • Currency: Jordanian Dinar

13. Kuwait

Kuwait National Flag
  • Capital: Kuwait City
  • Territorial extension: 17.820 km²
  • Language: Arabic
  • Currency: Dinar

14. Lebanon

Lebanon National Flag
  • Capital: Beirut
  • Territorial extension: 10,450 km²
  • Language: Arabic
  • Currency: Lebanese Pound

15. Oman

Oman National Flag
  • Capital: Muscat
  • Territorial extension: 309,500 km²
  • Language: Arabic
  • Currency: Rial

16. Palestine

  • Capital: East Jerusalem / Ramallah
  • Territorial extension: 6.220 km²
  • Language: Arabic
  • Currency: Jordanian Dinar and Israeli New Shekel

17. Qatar

Qatar National Flag
  • Capital: Doha
  • Territorial extension: 11,590 km²
  • Language: Arabic
  • Currency: Rial

18. Syria

Syria National Flag
  • Capital: Damascus
  • Territorial extension: 185.180 km²
  • Language: Arabic
  • Currency: Pound

19. Turkey

Turkey National Flag
  • Capital: Ankara
  • Territorial extension: 783.560 km²
  • Language: Turkish
  • Currency: Turkish Lira

List of Countries in Western Asia and Their Capitals

As noted above, there are nineteen independent countries in the West Asia. Among them, the largest country is Iran and the smallest is Cyprus in term of population. The full list of Western 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 Iran 82,545,300 1,531,595 Tehran
2 Turkey 82,003,882 769,632 Ankara
3 Iraq 39,127,900 437,367 Baghdad
4 Saudi Arabia 33,413,660 2,149,690 Riyadh
5 Yemen 29,161,922 527,968 Sanaa
6 Syria 17,070,135 183,630 Damascus
7 Jordan 10,440,900 88,802 Amman
8 Azerbaijan 9,981,457 86,100 Baku
9 United Arab Emirates 9,770,529 83,600 Abu Dhabi
10 Israel 9,045,370 20,330 Jerusalem
11 Lebanon 6,855,713 10,230 Beirut
12 Palestine 4,976,684 5,640 NA
13 Oman 4,632,788 309,500 Muscat
14 Kuwait 4,420,110 17,818 Kuwait City
15 Georgia 3,723,500 69,700 Tbilisi
16 Armenia 2,962,100 28,342 Yerevan
17 Qatar 2,740,479 11,586 Doha
18 Bahrain 1,543,300 767 Manama
19 Cyprus 864,200 9,241 Nicosia

Map of Western Asian Countries

Map of Western Asian Countries

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