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Asia-Pacific or Apac is the part of the world in or near the Western Pacific Ocean. The area includes much of East Asia, Southeast Asia, Australasia and Oceania). Sometimes the term Asia-Pacific includes South Asia[citation needed], though Pakistan, India and their neighbours are on or near the Indian Ocean rather than the Pacific Ocean. The term may also include Russia (on the North Pacific) and countries in North and South America which are on the coast of the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

Although an imprecise geographical descriptor, the term Asia-Pacific became popular from the late 1980s as the economies within the heterogeneous region flourished due to increased regional capital flow, trade and other forms of economic and political interaction.

In some contexts, the region may extend further to include major Asian countries, as well as those around the Pacific Rim, stretching from Oceania, up to Russia, and down the western coast of the Americas. The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, for example, includes Canada, Chile, Russia, Mexico, Peru, and the United States.

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Component areas

The Asia-Pacific region generally includes:

ASEAN+3

PIF

Others

Main Countries and territories data

Country or
territory
Area
km²
Population Population density
per km²
GDP
millions of USD(2009)
GDP per capita
USD(2009)
Capital
 Australia 7,617,930 22,164,523 3 920,000 41,500 Canberra
 Brunei 5,765 400,000 70 14,700 36,700 Bandar Seri Begawan
 Burma 676,578 50,020,000 74 26,820 500 Naypyidaw
 Cambodia 181,035 14,805,000 82 10,900 800 Phnom Penh
 China 9,671,018 1,335,612,968 138 4,911,000 3,700 Beijing
 Timor-Leste 14,874 1,134,000 76 599 500 Dili
 Hong Kong 1,104 7,055,071 6,390 210,730 30,000 -
 Indonesia 1,904,569 240,271,522 126 514,900 2,200 Jakarta
 Japan 377,944 127,470,000 337 5,073,000 39,700 Tokyo
 Laos 236,800 6,320,000 27 5,721 900 Vientiane
 Macau 29 541,200 18,662 21,700 39,800 -
 Malaysia 329,847 28,318,000 86 191,399 6,800 Kuala Lumpur
 Mongolia 1,564,116 2,736,800 2 4,212 1,500 Ulan Bator
 New Zealand 268,021 4,357,437 16 109,600 25,500 Wellington
 North Korea 120,540 23,906,000 198 27,820 1,200 Pyongyang
 Papua New Guinea 462,840 6,732,000 15 8,200 1,200 Port Moresby
 Philippines 299,764 91,983,000 307 158,700 1,700 Manila
 Singapore 710 4,987,600 7,023 177,133 35,500 City of SingaporeDowntown Core
 South Korea 100,140 50,062,000 500 800,300 16,100 Seoul
 Taiwan 36,191 23,119,772 639 379,400 16,400 Taipei
 Thailand 513,120 67,764,000 132 263,510 3,900 Bangkok
 Vietnam 331,210 88,069,000 265 97,119 1,100 Hanoi

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