About South Asia
South Asia generally includes the nations of Afghanistan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Maldives. The countries of South Asia are home to about 20 percent of the population of the entire world, making it the most populous geographic region as well as the most densely populated region in the world. South Asia is one of the most diverse regions in the world and is home to many cultures and languages. South Asia also includes the Indian subcontinent. While Afghanistan is not included in the Indian subcontinent, it is often considered a part of South Asia.
Many of the major countries in South Asia have a shared history as they were once a part of the British Empire, such as India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.
Apart from the South Asian region, the Political Map of South Asia also shows the countries of Southeast Asia, including island nations of the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore. The nations of South Asia and Southeast Asia are adjacent to the Indian Ocean.
South Asian Countries
Last Updated On : April 10, 2017