Around million inhabitants make Southeast Asia one of the most populated regions in the world. The Southeast Asian countries in alphabetical order consist of:. A tiny oil-rich sultanate on the island of Borneo.
The ASEAN Declaration states that the aims and purposes of the Association are: 1 to accelerate the economic growth, social progress and cultural development in the region through joint endeavors in the spirit of equality and partnership in order to strengthen the foundation for a prosperous and peaceful community of Southeast Asian nations, and 2 to promote regional peace and stability through abiding respect for justice and the rule of law in the relationship among countries in the region and adherence to the principles of the United Nations Charter. The TAC stated that ASEAN political and security dialogue and cooperation should aim to promote regional peace and stability by enhancing regional resilience. Regional resilience shall be achieved by cooperating in all fields based on the principles of self-confidence, self-reliance, mutual respect, cooperation, and solidarity, which shall constitute the foundation for a strong and viable community of nations in Southeast Asia.
By Greg Rodgers. Deciding which of the countries in Southeast Asia to travel isn't easy! You'll need a lot of time to see all of them.
Southeast Asia or Southeastern Asia is a subregion of Asiaconsisting of the countries that are geographically south of China and Japaneast of Indiawest of Papua New Guineaand north of Australia. The region is the only part of Asia that lies partly within the Southern Hemispherealthough the majority of it is in the Northern Hemisphere. In contemporary definition, Southeast Asia consists of two geographic regions:.
The group has spurred economic integration, signing six free-trade agreements with other regional economies. Decisions are reached through consultation and consensus guided by the principles of noninterference in internal affairs and the peaceful resolution of conflicts. Some experts see this approach to decision-making as a chief drawback for the organization.
A major partner of Shanghai Cooperation OrganisationASEAN maintains a global network of alliances and dialogue partners and is considered by many as a global powerhouse,   the central union for cooperation in Asia-Pacificand a prominent and influential organization. It is involved in numerous international affairs, and hosts diplomatic missions throughout the world. As set out in the Declaration, the aims and purposes of ASEAN are to accelerate economic growth, social progress, and cultural development in the region, to promote regional peace, collaboration and mutual assistance on matters of common interest, to provide assistance to each other in the form of training and research facilities, to collaborate for better utilisation of agriculture and industry to raise the living standards of the people, to promote Southeast Asian studies and to maintain close, beneficial co-operation with existing international organisations with similar aims and purposes.
The Population of South-Eastern Asia - chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from to Population : Overall total population both sexes and all ages in the sub-region as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The Revision.
Muslims can be found in all mainland countries, but the most significant populations are in southern Thailand and western Burma Arakan. The Cham people of central Vietnam and Cambodia are also Muslim. Islam is the state religion in Malaysia and Brunei.
Palmtrees, rivers, and mountains, a typical landscape in Mainland Southeast Asia. Image: kk nationsonline. About the Southeast Asia Region Southeast Asia is a vast subregion of Asia, roughly described as geographically situated east of the Indian subcontinent, south of Chinaand northwest of Australia.
Southeast Asia is a group of diverse states between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean, featuring cultures influenced by both India and China and hosting large communities of Overseas Chinese. The region includes Indonesia, the most populous Muslim country in the world, as well as very prominent Buddhist countries, and quite significant Christian, Hindu and Animist communities. Southeast Asia has long been a favourite corner of the world for globe-tramping backpackers, known for its perfect beaches, tasty cuisine, low prices, and good air connections. Hainan part of China and Taiwan have similar nature and cultural heritage to Southeast Asia.