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
|Country||Area||Capital City||Largest City|
|1||Brunei||5,765 sq km||Bandar Seri Begawan||Bandar Seri Begawan|
|2||Cambodia||181,035 sq km||Phnom Penh||Phnom Penh|
|3||East Timor (Timor-Leste)||around 15,000 sq km||Dili||Dili|
|4||Indonesia||around 1.9 million sq km||Jakarta||Jakarta|
|5||Laos||around 236,800 sq km||Vientiane||Vientiane|
|6||Malaysia||around 329,850 sq km||Kuala Lumpur||Kuala Lumpur|
|7||Myanmar (Burma)||around 676,600 sq km||Naypyidaw||Yangon|
|8||Philippines||around 300,000 sq km||Manila||Quezon City|
|9||Singapore||around 730 sq km|
|10||Thailand||513,120 sq km||Bangkok||Bangkok|
|11||Vietnam||331,690 sq km||Hanoi||Ho Chi Minh City|
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