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Capital Cities of Asian Countries

Asian Capitals with Explanation

Asia is the world’s largest continent and comprises of 48 countries recognized by UN and three dependent territories in total and all these have their own capitals. However, some countries in Asia like Bolivia is a country with multiple capitals and for Macau the country itself is a capital. Thus, the total number of capitals in Asia differs. The capital city or just the capital of a country is the municipality that holds primary status within the country, province or state or any other administrative area that often comprises of its government’s seat. This makes the principal cities of the countries one of the best places to live. The capital cities of Asia show a great variation in the standard of living due to the wide difference in the level of economic development of a country. The most comfortable capital cities of Asia include Tokyo, Singapore and Seoul. Asia’s capital cities like Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul and Singapore are amongst the world’s topmost popular cities for travel. For the tourists though the local towns are very affordable and the travel destinations like Singapore and Tokyo are quite expensive. Additionally, there are lots of exciting yet cheap pleasant travel spots comprising of unique charm. For example- Kathmandu, Bangkok, Delhi, Manila and Jakarta. Capital city is the one that provides the very first impression of any country’s economic strength, political state, social welfare and others. Majority of the capital cities here in Asia are the homes to the federal government. This location is always strategically chosen in order let the government offer services with least interruptions.

List of Asia Capitals - Updated List 2020

Country Capital Language/Currency/Time Zone/ Calling Code
Afghanistan Kabul
  • The official language of the nation is Pashto & Dari
  • The currency used is Afghani.
  • The calling code is +93
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is + hours 30 minutes.
Armenia Yerevan
  • The official language of the nation is Armenian
  • The currency used is Dram.
  • The calling code is +374
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is +4 hours.
Azerbaijan Baku
  • The official language of the nation is Azeri
  • The currency used is Manat.
  • The calling code is +994
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is +4 hours.
Bahrain Manama
  • The official language of the nation is Arabic
  • The currency used is Dinar.
  • The calling code is +973
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is +3 hours.
Bangladesh Dhaka
  • The official language of the nation is Bangla
  • The currency used is Taka.
  • The calling code is +880
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is +6 hours. 
Bhutan Thimphu
  • The official language of the nation is Dzongkha
  • The currency used is Ngultrum.
  • The calling code is +975
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is +6 hours.
Brunei Bandar Seri Begawan
  • The official language of the nation is Malay
  • The currency used is Dollar.
  • The calling code is +673
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is +8 hours.
Cambodia Phnom Penh
  • The official language of the nation is Khmer
  • The currency used is Riels.
  • The calling code is +855
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is +7 hours.
China Beijing
  • The official language of the nation is Chinese
  • The currency used is Yuan.
  • The calling code is +86
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is +8 hours.
Cyprus Nicosia
  • The official language of the nation is Greek & Turkish
  • The currency used is the Euro.
  • The calling code is +357
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is +3 hours.
East Timor Dili
  • The official language of the nation is Tetum & Portuguese
  • The currency used is Dollar.
  • The calling code is +670
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is +9 hours.
Georgia Tbilisi
  • The official language of the nation is Georgian
  • The currency used is Lari.
  • The calling code is +995
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is +4 hours.
India New Delhi
  • The official language of the nation is English & Hindi
  • The currency used is Rupee.
  • The calling code is +91
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is +5 hours 30 minutes.
Indonesia Jakarta
  • The official language of the nation is Bahasa
  • The currency used is Rupiah.
  • The calling code is +62
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is +7 hours.
Iran Tehran
  • The official language of the nation is English
  • The currency used is Rupee.
  • The calling code is +230
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is +4 hours.
Iraq Baghdad
  • The official language of the nation is Portuguese
  • The currency used is the Mozambican Metical.
  • The calling code is +258
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is +2 hours.
Israel Jerusalem
  • The official language of the nation is Hebrew
  • The currency used is Shekel.
  • The calling code is +972
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is +3 hours.
Japan Tokyo
  • The official language of the nation is Japanese
  • The currency used is Yen.
  • The calling code is +81
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is +9 hours.
Jordan Amman
  • The official language of the nation is Arabic
  • The currency used is Dinar.
  • The calling code is +962
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is +3 hours.
Kazakhstan Nur-Sultan
  • The official language of the nation is Kazakh
  • The currency used is Tenge.
  • The calling code is +7
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is +6 hours.
Kuwait Kuwait City
  • The official language of the nation is Arabic
  • The currency used is Dinar.
  • The calling code is +965
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is +3 hours.
Kyrgyzstan Bishkek
  • The official language of the nation is Kyrgyz & Russian
  • The currency used is Som.
  • The calling code is +996
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is +6 hours.
Laos Vientiane
  • The official language of the nation is Lao
  • The currency used is Kip.
  • The calling code is +856
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is +7 hours. 
Lebanon Beirut
  • The official language of the nation is Arabic
  • The currency used is Pound.
  • The calling code is +961
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is +3 hours.
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
  • The official language of the nation is Bahasa
  • The currency used is Ringgit.
  • The calling code is +60
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is +8 hours.
Maldives Male
  • The official language of the nation is Dhivehi
  • The currency used is Rufiyaa.
  • The calling code is +960
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is +5 hours.
Mongolia Ulaanbaatar
  • The official language of the nation is Burmese
  • The currency used is Kyat.
  • The calling code is +95
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is +6 hours 30mins.
Myanmar Naypyidaw
  • The official language of the nation is French
  • The currency used is Franc.
  • The calling code is +235
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is +1 hours.
Nepal Kathmandu
  • The official language of the nation is Nepali
  • The currency used is Rupee.
  • The calling code is +977
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is +5 hours and 45 minutes.
North Korea Pyongyang
  • The official language of the nation is Korean
  • The currency used is Won.
  • The calling code is +850
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is +8 hours 30 minutes.
Oman Muscat
  • The official language of the nation is Arabic
  • The currency used is Rial.
  • The calling code is +968
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is +4 hours. 
Pakistan Islamabad
  • The official language of the nation is Portuguese
  • The currency used is Escudo.
  • The calling code is +238
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is -1 hour.
Philippines Manila
  • The official language of the nation is Filipino
  • The currency used is Peso.
  • The calling code is +63
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is +1 hours.
Qatar Doha
  • The official language of the nation is Arabic
  • The currency used is Rial.
  • The calling code is +974
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is +3 hours. 
Saudi Arabia Riyadh
  • The official language of the nation is Arabic
  • The currency used is Rial.
  • The calling code is +966
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is +3 hours.
Singapore Singapore
  • The official language of the nation is Mandarin
  • The currency used is Dollar.
  • The calling code is +65
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is +8 hours.
South Korea Seoul
  • The official language of the nation is Korean
  • The currency used is Won.
  • The calling code is +82
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is +9 hours.
Sri Lanka Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
  • The official language of the nation is Sinhala
  • The currency used is Rupee.
  • The calling code is +94
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is +5 hours 30 minutes.
State of Palestine Jerusalem
  • The official language of the nation is Arabic
  • The currency used is Shekel.
  • The calling code is +970
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is +3 hours.
Syria Damascus
  • The official language of the nation is Arabic
  • The currency used is Pound.
  • The calling code is +963
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is +3 hours.
Tajikistan Dushanbe
  • The official language of the nation is Tajik
  • The currency used is Somoni.
  • The calling code is +992
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is +5 hours.
Thailand Bangkok
  • The official language of the nation is Thai
  • The currency used is Baht.
  • The calling code is +66
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is +7 hours.
Turkey Ankara
  • The official language of the nation is Turkish
  • The currency used is Lira.
  • The calling code is +90
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is +3 hours.
Turkmenistan Ashgabat
  • The official language of the nation is Turkman
  • The currency used is Manat.
  • The calling code is +993
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is +5 hours.
United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi
  • The official language of the nation is Arabic
  • The currency used is Dirham.
  • The calling code is +971
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is +1 hours.
Uzbekistan Tashkent
  • The official language of the nation is Uzbek
  • The currency used is Som.
  • The calling code is +998
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is +5 hours.
Vietnam Hanoi
  • The official language of the nation is English
  • The currency used is Dollar.
  • The calling code is +264
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is +2 hours.
Yemen Sana'a
  • The official language of the nation is Arabic
  • The currency used is Rial.
  • The calling code is +967
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is +3 hours.

Facts about Asia, its Countries and Capitals

The list of countries in the Asian continent starts from Afghanistan and ends with Yemen and in total the continent comprises of 48 countries recognized by UN and 3 dependencies thus, the list of capitals of Asia is shows equal diversity i.e. varies from Tokyo to Doha and more.

Before we know about the Asian countries and their capitals in detail let us see some facts about the Asian Continent.a

  • The highest point- Mount Everest with a height of 29,000 feet
  • The lowest point of Asia- The Dead Sea with a depth of 1295 feet
  • The language spoken- There are varied types of languages spoken in Asia The most widely spoken language amongst those is Mandarin Chinese with about 1 billion speakers across the Asian continent
  • China has about 5 different time zones
  • Japan is the country that has the longest life expectancy across the world, and ranges in between the ages of 85 to 87
  • The continent comprises of about 44 different tribes within Asia that have 0 contact to the outside world that lives in the jungles of Papua as well as Indonesia
  • North Korea comprises of the lowest number of cell phones with just 8 phones per every 100 citizens of North Korea.
  • Russia occupies the largest landmass, i.e. about 40% of the Asian continent
  • Shanghai is Asia’s biggest city however, Tokyo is the largest area
  • Maldives is the smallest country of Asia consisting of about 1,190 tiny islands
  • The longest river flowing in Asia is the 3900 miles long Yangtze River and is the third longest river in the world.

Conclusion

Asia is a continent with the big exotic capital cities in the Far east such as: Beijing, Jakarta, Bangkok, New Delhi, Taipei and Seoul and also the smaller capitals like Lhasa, Vientiane or Hanoi and Lhasa. Tokyo, the capital city of Japan is the largest capital city in the Asian continent with a population of approximately 38 million and an area of about 5200 square miles. Primarily located in the northern hemisphere with an area of about 17,000,00 sq. mi. Asia is the largest continent of the world accommodating world’s largest population i.e. approximately 4.5 billion people.