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ASIA-PACIFIC or ASIA PACIFIC (abbreviated as APAC, ASIA-PAC, ASPAC, APJ, JAPA or JAPAC) is the part of the world in or near the Western Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean
. The region varies in size depending on which context, but it typically includes much of East Asia , South Asia , Southeast Asia
Asia
, and Oceania
Oceania
.

The term may also include Russia
Russia
(on the North Pacific) and countries in the Americas
Americas
which are on the coast of the Eastern Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean
; the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation , for example, includes Canada
Canada
, Chile
Chile
, Russia
Russia
, Mexico
Mexico
, Peru
Peru
, and the United States
United States
.

Alternatively, the term sometimes comprises all of Asia
Asia
and Australasia as well as small/medium/large Pacific
Pacific
island nations (Asia Pacific
Pacific
and Australasian Continent) - for example when dividing the world into large regions for commercial purposes (e.g. into Americas
Americas
, EMEA and Asia
Asia
Pacific).

On the whole there appears to be no clear cut definition of "Asia Pacific" and the regions included change as per the context.

Though imprecise, the term has become popular since the late 1980s in commerce, finance and politics. In fact, despite the heterogeneity of the regions' economies, most individual nations within the zone are emerging markets experiencing rapid growth. (Compare the concept/acronym APEJ or APeJ - Asia- Pacific
Pacific
excluding Japan. )

CONTENTS

* 1 Component areas * 2 Main countries and territories data * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links

COMPONENT AREAS

The Asia- Pacific
Pacific
region generally includes:

SOUTHEAST ASIA

* Brunei * Cambodia
Cambodia
* East Timor * Indonesia
Indonesia
* Laos
Laos
* Malaysia
Malaysia
* Myanmar
Myanmar
* Philippines
Philippines
* Singapore
Singapore
* Thailand
Thailand
* Vietnam
Vietnam

EAST ASIA

* China
China

* Hong Kong
Hong Kong
* Macau
Macau

* Japan
Japan
* Mongolia
Mongolia
* North Korea
North Korea
* South Korea
South Korea
* Taiwan
Taiwan

POLYNESIA

* American Samoa * French Polynesia
Polynesia
* Pitcairn Islands * Samoa
Samoa
* Tonga
Tonga
* Tuvalu
Tuvalu
* Hawaii
Hawaii
* Wallis and Futuna

AUSTRALIA

* Australia
Australia

* Christmas Island * Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
* Norfolk Island

ZEALANDIA

* New Zealand
New Zealand

* Cook Islands * Niue * Tokelau

MELANESIA

* Fiji * New Caledonia
New Caledonia
* Papua New Guinea * Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands
* Vanuatu
Vanuatu

MICRONESIA

* Federated States of Micronesia * Guam * Kiribati
Kiribati
* Marshall Islands * Nauru
Nauru
* Northern Mariana Islands * Palau
Palau
* Wake Island

SOUTH ASIA

* Bangladesh * Bhutan
Bhutan
* British Indian Ocean Territory * India
India
* Maldives
Maldives
* Nepal
Nepal
* Pakistan
Pakistan
* Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka

CENTRAL ASIA

* Afghanistan
Afghanistan

MAIN COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES DATA

COUNTRY / TERRITORY Area (km²) POPULATION Pop. density (/km²) GDP millions of USD (2014) GDP per capita USD (2009-2011) CAPITAL

Australia
Australia
7,692,024 23,731,000 2.8 1,482,539 41,500 Canberra
Canberra

Bangladesh 147,570 156,594,962 1,033.5 205,715 1,096 Dhaka
Dhaka

Bhutan
Bhutan
38,394 742,737 18.0 6,384 8,196 Thimphu

British Indian Ocean Territory 54,400 3,000 58.3 - - Diego Garcia
Diego Garcia

Brunei 5,765 415,717 67.3 17,426 36,700 Bandar Seri Begawan

Cambodia
Cambodia
181,035 15,205,539 81.8 16,899 800 Phnom Penh
Phnom Penh

China
China
9,596,961 1,357,380,000 145 10,355,350 6,076 Beijing
Beijing

Fiji 18,274 909,389 46.4 8.330 9,314 Suva

Hong Kong
Hong Kong
1,104 7,234,800 6,544 292,677 30,000 Hong Kong
Hong Kong

India
India
3,287,590 1,210,193,422 381.3 2,047,811 1,692 New Delhi
New Delhi

Indonesia
Indonesia
1,904,569 252,164,800 124.66 856,066 3,500 Jakarta
Jakarta

Japan
Japan
377,944 126,434,964 337 4,769,804 39,700 Tokyo
Tokyo

North Korea
North Korea
120,540 24,895,000 198 27,820 1,200 Pyongyang
Pyongyang

South Korea
South Korea
100,210 51,302,044 500 1,449,494 20,000 Seoul
Seoul

Laos
Laos
236,800 6,320,000 27 11,707 900 Vientiane
Vientiane

Macau
Macau
29 541,200 18,662 36,428 39,800 Macau
Macau

Malaysia
Malaysia
329,847 30,185,787 90 336,913 7,525 Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur

Maldives
Maldives
298 341,356 1,102.5 4.920 14,383 Malé

Mongolia
Mongolia
1,564,116 2,736,800 2 11,725 1,500 Ulan Bator
Ulan Bator

Myanmar
Myanmar
676,578 50,496,000 74 65,291 500 Naypyidaw

Nepal
Nepal
147,181 26,494,504 180 62,384 2,310 Kathmandu
Kathmandu

New Zealand
New Zealand
268,021 4,357,437 16 201,028 25,500 Wellington
Wellington

Pakistan
Pakistan
803,940 196,174,380 234.4 269,971 1,238 Islamabad
Islamabad

Papua New Guinea 462,840 6,732,000 15 16,096 1,200 Port Moresby

Philippines
Philippines
300,000 104,429,000 307 289,686 1,700 Manila
Manila

Singapore
Singapore
710 5,183,700 7,023 307,085 35,500 Singapore
Singapore

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
65,610 20,277,597 323 233,637 11,069 Colombo
Colombo

Taiwan
Taiwan
36,191 23,119,772 639 505,452 20,328 Taipei
Taipei

Thailand
Thailand
513,120 67,764,000 132 380,491 3,900 Bangkok
Bangkok

Timor-Leste 14,874 1,171,000 76 4,510 500 Dili

Vietnam
Vietnam
331,210 88,069,000 265 187,848 1,100 Hanoi
Hanoi

SEE ALSO

* List of business region acronyms * Geography of Asia
Asia
* Geography of Oceania
Oceania
* Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) * South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
(SAARC) * East Asian Summit * Pacific
Pacific
Century * Asian Century * Asia
Asia
Pacific
Pacific
Forum * Asia- Pacific
Pacific
Network Information Centre * Asia
Asia
Pacific
Pacific
Foundation of Canada
Canada
* Asia
Asia
Society

REFERENCES

* ^ See for example Pan, Hui, ed. (October 2004). "Vonage and Cisco to sell phone equipment". VoIP Monthly Newsletter. Information Gatekeepers Inc. 2 (10): 3. Retrieved 2011-12-15. APEJ (Asia-Pacific Excluding Japan) and EEMEA (Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa) will grow their combined share of this figure from 17 percent to 22 percent during the same period, as North America's share adjusts from 53 percent to 46 percent.

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