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). See below for the full list of Western Asian Countries by population.

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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