Asia Facts, Population Count and Statistics (2021)

Here are a few of the most interesting Asia facts and statistics I was able to dig up including population counts. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

Asia Facts

  • Geographical Location: Google Maps
  • Size: 17.2 million square miles (44.6 million square kilometers)
  • Population Count: 4.555 billion (2018)
  • Top Languages Spoken: Chinese, Hindi, English, Russian, Indonesian, Arabic, Bangla, Japanese
  • Number of Recognized Countries: 48

Countries in Asia:

Asia Time Zone(s):

Time zoneOffset
Arabia Daylight TimeUTC +4
Afghanistan TimeUTC +4:30
Alma-Ata TimeUTC +6
Armenia Summer TimeUTC +5
Armenia TimeUTC +4
Anadyr Summer TimeUTC +12
Anadyr TimeUTC +12
Aqtobe TimeUTC +5
Arabia Standard TimeUTC +3
Azerbaijan Summer TimeUTC +5
Azerbaijan TimeUTC +4
Brunei Darussalam TimeUTC +8
Bangladesh Standard TimeUTC +6
Bhutan TimeUTC +6
Choibalsan Summer TimeUTC +9
Choibalsan TimeUTC +8
China Standard TimeUTC +8
Eastern European Summer TimeUTC +3
Eastern European TimeUTC +2
Georgia Standard TimeUTC +4
Gulf Standard TimeUTC +4
Hong Kong TimeUTC +8
Hovd Summer TimeUTC +8
Hovd TimeUTC +7
Indochina TimeUTC +7
Israel Daylight TimeUTC +3
Iran Daylight TimeUTC +4:30
Irkutsk Summer TimeUTC +9
Irkutsk TimeUTC +8
Iran Standard TimeUTC +3:30
Israel Standard TimeUTC +2
India Standard TimeUTC +5:30
Japan Standard TimeUTC +9
Kyrgyzstan TimeUTC +6
Krasnoyarsk Summer TimeUTC +8
Krasnoyarsk TimeUTC +7
Korea Standard TimeUTC +9
Magadan Summer TimeUTC +12
Magadan TimeUTC +11
Myanmar TimeUTC +6:30
Moscow Standard TimeUTC +3
Maldives TimeUTC +5
Malaysia TimeUTC +8
Novosibirsk Summer TimeUTC +7
Novosibirsk TimeUTC +6
Nepal TimeUTC +5:45
Omsk Summer TimeUTC +7
Omsk Standard TimeUTC +6
Oral TimeUTC +5
Kamchatka Summer TimeUTC +12
Kamchatka TimeUTC +12
Philippine TimeUTC +8
Pakistan Standard TimeUTC +5
Pyongyang TimeUTC +8:30
Qyzylorda TimeUTC +6
Sakhalin TimeUTC +11
Singapore TimeUTC +8
Srednekolymsk TimeUTC +11
Tajikistan TimeUTC +5
East Timor TimeUTC +9
Turkmenistan TimeUTC +5
Turkey TimeUTC +3
Ulaanbaatar Summer TimeUTC +9
Ulaanbaatar TimeUTC +8
Uzbekistan TimeUTC +5
Vladivostok Summer TimeUTC +11
Vladivostok TimeUTC +10
Western Indonesian TimeUTC +7
Eastern Indonesian TimeUTC +9
Central Indonesian TimeUTC +8
Yakutsk Summer TimeUTC +10
Yakutsk TimeUTC +9
Yekaterinburg Summer TimeUTC +6
Yekaterinburg TimeUTC +5

Asia Statistics

Number of South Asians that live in informal settlements:

130 million

Number of children in South Asia:

627 million

Last updated 2016

Annual growth in APAC air passengers:

4.7% annually

Last updated 2016


Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these Asia stats come from their own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official government tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.