Countries in Southeast Asia | Interesting facts about Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is a geographical subregion in Asia. It comprises of 11 countries that lie south of China and east of India. The 11 countries in Southeast Asia are –

Countries in Southeast Asia

CountryAreaCapital CityLargest City
1Brunei5,765 sq kmBandar Seri BegawanBandar Seri Begawan
2Cambodia181,035 sq kmPhnom PenhPhnom Penh
3East Timor (Timor-Leste)around 15,000 sq kmDiliDili
4Indonesiaaround 1.9 million sq kmJakartaJakarta
5Laosaround 236,800 sq kmVientianeVientiane
6Malaysiaaround 329,850 sq kmKuala LumpurKuala Lumpur
7Myanmar (Burma)around 676,600 sq kmNaypyidawYangon
8Philippinesaround 300,000 sq kmManilaQuezon City
9Singaporearound 730 sq km
10Thailand513,120 sq kmBangkokBangkok
11Vietnam331,690 sq kmHanoiHo Chi Minh City

(Also read: Indonesia and Malaysia – country comparison | Indonesia vs Malaysia)

Southeast Asia

Flags of Southeast Asian countries

Interesting facts about Southeast Asia

  • Indonesia is the biggest country in Southeast Asia. It is also the 14th biggest country in the world.
  • Indonesia is the most populous country in Southeast Asia. It is also the 4th most populous nation on Earth.
  • There are over 18,100 islands in Indonesia.
  • There are nearly 900 islands in Malaysia.
  • There are nearly 7,650 islands in Philippines.
  • Singapore is the smallest country in Southeast Asia.
  • Hkakabo Razi standing at 5,881 meters (19,295 ft) is the highest mountain in Southeast Asia. It is located in Northern Myanmar (Burma).
  • Angkor Wat located in Cambodia is widely considered the largest religious structure on Earth.
  • Mount Kerinci located in Sumatra, Indonesia is the highest volcano in Southeast Asia. It stands at 3,805 meters (12,484 ft) above sea level. Mount Kerinci is an active stratovolcano.
  • The 1815 eruption of Mount Tambora located in Indonesia is one of the deadliest volcanic eruptions in recent history.
  • Jakarta and Bangkok are the two largest cities in Southeast Asia.

Famous wildlife in Southeast Asia

Tiger, Elephant, Komodo dragon, king Cobra, Saltwater crocodile, Orangutan, Sunda clouded leopard, etc

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