APAC Countries | Asia-Pacific Countries 2019

The APAC region is made up of a collection of countries located in or near the Western Pacific Ocean.

What does APAC stand for? APAC stands for Asia-Pacific (A-sia PAC-ific). This region is also known as Asia-Pac, or AsPac. The term grew in popularity in the 1980s when it was being used to discuss commerce, politics and finance. Additionally, APAC is also known (and less commonly referred to) as the APJ region, which also stands for the Asia Pacific Japan region.

Because there is no clear definition of the Asia Pacific region, the region varies by context. Generally, though, it is a term used to describe countries throughout East and South Asia, Southeast Asia and Oceania.

In some cases, the term is used to describe countries located in the Americas, which lie along the coast of the Eastern Pacific. At times, it is also used to describe all countries in Asia and Australasia and the Pacific island nations.

Typically, the term APAC countries is used to describe the region that includes the following nations in Asia:

In Oceania, APAC countries and regions include:

By area, China is the largest country in the region, followed by Australia, India, Indonesia and Mongolia. The smallest by area is Macau. In terms of population, China is the most populous is the Asia-Pacific region was a population of over 1 billion people. India follows closely behind, also boasting a population of over 1 billion. The smallest by population is British Indian Ocean Territory, which has a population of just 3,000 people.

Rank Country Population 2019
1China1,433,783,686
2India1,366,417,754
3Indonesia270,625,568
4Pakistan216,565,318
5Bangladesh163,046,161
6Japan126,860,301
7Philippines108,116,615
8Vietnam96,462,106
9Thailand69,625,582
10Myanmar54,045,420
11South Korea51,225,308
12Malaysia31,949,777
13Nepal28,608,710
14North Korea25,666,161
15Australia25,203,198
16Taiwan23,773,876
17Sri Lanka21,323,733
18Cambodia16,486,542
19Papua New Guinea8,776,109
20Laos7,169,455
21Singapore5,804,337
22New Zealand4,783,063
23Mongolia3,225,167
24Timor Leste1,293,119
25Fiji889,953
26Bhutan763,092
27Solomon Islands669,823
28Maldives530,953
29Brunei433,285
30Vanuatu299,882
31New Caledonia282,750
32French Polynesia279,287
33Samoa197,097
34Guam167,294
35Kiribati117,606
36Micronesia113,815
37Tonga104,494
38Marshall Islands58,791
39Northern Mariana Islands57,216
40American Samoa55,312
41Palau18,008
42Cook Islands17,548
43Tuvalu11,646
44Wallis And Futuna11,432
45Nauru10,756
46Niue1,615
47Tokelau1,340