Can You Name These Asian Countries From an Outline?

By: Tasha Moore
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About This Quiz

It's time to show off your Asian countries identification chops with this fun-filled geography challenge. You'll get to know the Asian continent so much better after matching names to outlines all the way through!

Asia is the most populated area on the planet, so it's worth your while to brush up on these country facts. Not many continents can boast such a wide range of terrains and climates like Asia can. More epic battles and ancient civilizations have happened here than any place else. Asia is home to China, whose population numbers in the billions—nearly a billion and a half! We can thank China's first sovereign emperor, Qin Shi Huang, in part, for the region's amazing population digits of today. A long time ago, Qin Shi Huang was wise to consolidate power by uniting the region's ethnic groups. He also helped to establish China's transportation infrastructure, which made trade much easier.

Prosperity tales resonate throughout Asia. Japan was a phoenix that rose from the ashes of World War II to become one of the world's most powerful nations in a relatively short period. Pakistan in South Asia is experiencing a construction boom; Indonesia and Vietnam quickly are becoming preferred travel destinations.

Get to know this continent so that you might dip a curious toe in the pool of Asia's affluence. Take this country ID quiz for an ultra-informative feat!


Born in 259 B.C., Qin Shi Huang was China's first emperor to rule over a unified China. He was responsible for overseeing construction of an intricate trade-boosting transportation system that covered 4,000 miles in the country.

Scholars estimate that Hinduism has existed for at least 5,000 years. Hindus constitute 80 percent of India's population, and one-sixth of the world's population, totaling 800 million people.

Mongolian Sign Language borrows visual and gestural cues from many languages, a phenomenon that resulted from geographic and political influences from times past. Mongolia's sign language system is heavily influenced by Russian Sign Language.

Indonesia has long been a favorite travel destination, especially for visitors from Singapore and Australia. The island nation's low cost of living and internal travel make it an appealing choice among comparable options in the region.

Pakistan enjoys strong diplomatic and economic ties with China and China-based companies, respectively. Initiatives, such as China's Belt and Road programs and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, generate an abundance of aid to fortify Pakistan's infrastructure.

Turkey has a growing youthful population that's getting more health conscious. The nation's per capita bottled water consumption is on the rise, and fruit and vegetable sales continue to surge.

Resilient Myanmar conducted the nation's ninth Traditional Medicine Research Congress in February 2019. On the agenda were innovative strategies to inspire more botanists and herbal medicine producers to utilize more plant-based treatments.

The British ruled Yemen from 1918 until November 29, 1967. South Yemen had been a British protectorate and eventually formed a Marxist system of government, while North Yemen was a fully independent state after World War I.

Chinese people who call Thailand home can trace their roots back before the Tang dynasty. During the reign of Zheng He at the beginning of the 15th century, China's Ming dynasty and Thailand's Ayutthaya kingdom were close allies.

Beginning in 2005, the United States Department of State has invested in restoring and maintaining two Turkmenistan monuments: Sultan Tekesh Mausoleum and Ak-Saray-Ding Tower in Kunya Urgench. The Sultan Takesh Mausoleum is a rare specimen of pre-Mongolian architecture.

Uzbekistan's heightened interest for sports began in 2014, which the nation dubbed "Year of the Healthy Child." The country used the occasion to raise awareness about disease prevention and promote healthier lifestyles.

Aqar Quf, or ancient Dur Kurigalzu, is located approximately 18 miles west of Baghdad. Another Bronze Age city dating back 1,200 years was located underneath the village of Bassetki in Kurdistan.

In Japan, an employee regards their employer, a company, as part of an extended family. The concept is a vestige of the nation's feudal era. Additionally, the social value system of present-day Japan carried over feudal principles of meritocracy and harmonious interpersonal relationships.

International businesses are closely monitoring Vietnam's growing tourism industry. Investors have been inquiring about the nation's retail real estate, and automotive sales of commercial vehicles are on the rise due to a surge in construction.

Some Malaysian's prefer "Negaraku," the nation's anthem, sung slowly. Others, however, like it fast. The first version of the anthem was unveiled in 1957, followed by a more uptempo rendition released in 1992.

For eight years, Oman construction companies and professionals have competed to secure one or more of the 12 awards categories of the Construction Week Oman Awards. The 2019 gala was held at the Kempinski Hotel Muscat on March 25, 2019.

In January 2019, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction tweeted that the Pacific "Ring of Fire" is active. The Philippines rests along an arch where assorted tectonic plates meet, 90 percent of the world's earthquakes occur, and 75 percent of the Earth's volcanoes exist.

In 2008, Lowell, Massachusetts, declared the pre-Communist flag of Laos as the official symbol of the Laotian community in the city. Lao-American Heritage and Freedom Flag Day is an annual event in Lowell.

Kyrgyz government officials have proposed setting up special committees for developing and promoting the Kyrgyz language and culture, which is 2,200 years old. Young Kyrgyz people tend to speak a hybridized version of the ancient tongue.

Armenia's relationship with Syria dates back to the 11th century. Many Armenians settled in the Syrian territories of Aleppo, Aintab, and Antioch after fleeing the Seljuk invasion. Another large group of Armenians settled in Aleppo in the early 14th century.

Every November, revelers in Cambodia crowd near the Tonle Sap River to view the Water Festival, or "Bon Om Touk," which means "festival of rowing boats" in the Khmer language. More than 250 boats and more than 15,000 rowers participate.

Bangladesh spans 55,813 square miles of the Earth. There are approximately 10 million Bangladeshis in the country's capital of Dhaka. Khulna, Rajshahi and Chittagong are three other well-populated cities in Bangladesh.

The world famous Mount Everest and the Himalayas dot Nepal's northern rim. The Asian nation borders India and China and is the shape and size of the U.S. state of Tennessee. The southern portion of Nepal is mostly flat terrain.

Tajikistan gained its independence from the Soviet Union on September 9, 1991. The People's Democratic Party of Tajikistan and Tajik Communist Party are two of the country's major political parties.

North Korea enjoys a rich mining history. The country's gold extracts have played a significant role in establishing ties, especially with China. In 1036, the kingdom prohibited regional use of the precious metal so that it could appease China's demand.

South Korea was liberated on August 15, 1945. The nation's branches of government include an executive-president as chief of state, a prime minister as head of government, a legislative-unicameral national assembly, a judicial-supreme court, appellate courts and a constitutional court.

Jordan has a workforce of 1.3 million people; approximately 260,000 of which are designated as guest workers. Most of the nation's workers, roughly 36 percent, work in the services sector.

Based in Azerbaijan's capital city of Baku, Heydar Aliyev Center is named for the nation's former president. Famed architect Zaha Hadid designed the modern cultural center that includes a library, a museum, a conference hall and three auditoriums.

Roughly 15 to 20 percent of United Arab Emirates residents are official citizens of the Asian nation. The country's population is mainly comprised of people coming from Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Egypt, Iran, Jordan and the Philippines.

Georgia has 67 electoral subdivisions which include the two autonomous regions of Adjara and Abkhazia as well as self-governing cities. Abkhaz is the official tongue of autonomous Abkhazia.

Travelers are warned to utilize sufficient mosquito protection while visiting Sri Lanka. Malaria, dengue fever, Japanese encephalitis and chikungunya are mosquito-borne illnesses that are prevalent in the region.

Literacy in the Kingdom of Bhutan has averaged around 50 percent, and women's literacy is approximately 40 percent. The agriculture sector employs 94 percent of the nation's workers.

Of Taiwan's 23 million inhabitants, nearly 11 million are included in the nation's workforce. The majority of the population speaks Mandarin Chinese. More than 18 million natives descend from Chinese people who migrated from the Guangdong and Fujian provinces in the 18th and 19th centuries.

The Armenian nation began around 800 B.C. as the Kingdom of Urartu, which endured in eastern Asia Minor and the Caucasus until 600 B.C. The state of Armenia was established after the fall of the Seleucid Empire.

The Druze community of Israel accounts for less than 2 percent (122,400 people) of the nation's total population of 7 million. Other communities of Israel include Bedouins, Muslims, Circassians and Christians.

On June 19, 1961, Kuwait gained independence from the United Kingdom. The Asian nation, which is roughly the size of New Jersey, adopted its first constitution in 1962. A lineage of Al Sabah princes has ruled since the mid-18th century.

Approximately 8,000 U.S. citizens live in Qatar. Migrant workers from Lebanon, Syria, Yemen and other Asian countries comprise 89 percent of the nation's workforce and 52 percent of the entire population.

While Arabic is the official language of Lebanon, inhabitants also speak French, English, and Armenian. Ninety-five percent of the population is of Arab ethnicity. Lebanese people who are Christians identify as Phoenicians.

Singapore merged with the independent Federation of Malaya, Sabah, and Sarawak in 1963. Singapore separated from Malaysia on August 9, 1965, and became an independent state after a series of disputes with the Malaysian government.

Located in the Indian Ocean, Maldives is a former British protectorate that gained independence on July 26, 1965. The region is subdivided administratively to include the capital city of Malé and 19 atolls.

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