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East Asia

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Geographically and geopolitically, East Asia covers about 12,000,000 km2 (4,600,000 sq mi), or about 28% of the Asian continent. More than 1.5 billion people, about 38% of the population of Asia or 22% of all the people in the world, live in East Asia. The region is one of the world's most populated places, with a population density of 133 inhabitants per square kilometre (340?/sq?mi), being about three times the world average of 45?/km2 (120?/sq?mi). Using the UN subregion definitions, it ranks second in population only to Southern Asia.

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The UN subregion of Eastern Asia and other common definitions of East Asia contain the entirety of the People's Republic of China, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Mongolia.??

Country(Area)

Area km2

Population

Population density
per km2

HDI (2011)

Capital

?the People's Republic of China

?the mainland

9,596,961

1,339,724,852

138

0.687

Beijing

?Hong Kong

1,104

7,061,200

6,390

0.898

Hong Kong

?Macau

30

556,800

18,662

No Data

Macau

?Taiwan

36,188

23,174,528

639

0.882

Taipei

?Japan

377,930

127,950,000

337

0.901

Tokyo

?Mongolia

1,564,100

2,809,600

2

0.653

Ulaanbaatar

?North Korea

120,538

24,346,000

198

No Data

Pyongyang

?South Korea

99,828

48,988,833

500

0.897

Seoul

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Country

GDP nominal
millions of USD (2011)

GDP nominal per capita
USD (2011)

GDP PPP
millions of USD (2011)

GDP PPP per capita
USD (2011)

?the People's Republic of China

the mainland

7,298,147

5,414

11,299,967

8,382

?Hong Kong

243,302

34,049

351,119

49,300

?Macau

27,850

51,397

32,208

42,876

?Taiwan

466,832

20,101

876,035

37,720

?Japan

5,869,471

45,920

4,440,376

34,740

?Mongolia

8,506

3,042

13,264

4,744

?North Korea

27,820

1,159

40,000

1,800

?South Korea

1,116,247

22,778

1,554,149

31,714

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Asia

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