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The Countries

Eastern and Southern Asia

Eastern and Southern Asia

Western Europe

Western Europe

Welcome to my country!

under the photos:

  • what others call them
  • what they call themselves
  • capital / largest city and population
  • ethnic groups
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India china21

Republic of India

Bharat Ganrajya

New Delhi / Mumbai 21,000,000

Indo-Aryan 72%, Dravidian 25%

People’s Republic of China

中华人民共和国

Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó

Shanghai 23,000,000

Han Chinese 92%

korea

japan

Republic of Korea

대한민국

大韓民國

Daehanminguk

Seoul 21,000,000

Korean 99.9%

Japan

日本国

Nippon-koku

Tokyo 13,000,000

Japanese 98.5%

malaysia vietnam

Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur 1,600,000

Malay 50%, Chinese 23%, Orang Asai 12%

Socialist Republic of Vietnam

Cộng hòa Xã hội chủ nghĩa Việt Nam

Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) 8,000,000

Viet 86%

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United States of America

Washington, D.C., New York City 8,000,000

By race: White 72.4%,
Hispanic/Latino (of any race) 16.3%,
Black American 12.6%, Asian 4.8%

The Netherlands

Nederland (official, Dutch)

Holland (common)

Den Haag, Amsterdam 1,000,000

Dutch 80%, EU 5%,
Indonesian, Turkish, Surinamese, Moroccan 10%


Required reading

Three web pages for you to read about your country:

The Wikipedia entry for your country. For most of our countries, the Wikipedia has supplementary articles focusing on aspects of the country, for example, the music of South Korea.

At EveryCulture.com, the entry about your country will have some overlap with the Wikipedia entry, but it will cover many other aspects.

At Freedom House, you can learn more about the politics of your country, especially recent events you may have seen in the news.


The brightest lights on the map above, that is, the most populous metropolitan areas (in millions)

Tokyo Japan 36.9 Beijing China 21.1
Seoul S. Korea 25.2 Sao Paulo Brazil 20.9
Shanghai China 24.7 Mumbai India 20.7
Delhi India 21.7 Jakarta Indonesia 20.0
Mexico City Mexico 21/1 New York U.S. 19.9
Population Area (sq mi)
China 1,400,000,000 China 3,700,000
India 1,200,000,000 U.S. 3,500,000
U.S. 320,000,000 India 1,200,000
Indonesia 240,000,000 Indonesia 700,000
Japan 126,000,000 Thailand 200,000
Vietnam 91,000,000 Japan 146,000
Thailand 66,000,000 Vietnam 128,000
S. Korea 50,000,000 Malaysia 127,000
Malaysia 30,000,000 N. Korea 46,000
N. Korea 25,000,000 S. Korea 39,000
Netherlands 17,000,000 Netherlands 13,000

2015 World Population: 7.3 billion
The countries above have almost half of them.

International Organization for Migration’s nifty interactive map of immigration into and out of all these countries.

Population – Wikipedia’s List of countries by population

Land Area (sq mi) – Wikipedia’s List of countries by area


Other countries

woman_indonesia thailand n-korea

Republic of Indonesia

Republik Indonesia

Jakarta 28,000,000

Javanese 42%, Sundanese 16%, Malay 3.5%

Kingdom of Thailand

ราชอาณาจักรไทย

Ratcha Anachak Thai

ประเทศไทย

Prathet Thai

Bangkok 8,000,000

Thai and Thai Chinese 89%

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

조선민주주의인민공화국

Chosŏn Minjujuŭi Inmin Konghwaguk

Pyongyang 2,500,000

Korean 99.9%