Asean Countries 2019

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is an organization that is made up of a group of member states. The goal of the organization, which is also known as ASEAN, is to promote stability and economic growth across these nations.

The organization was originally founded in 1967. At the time of its founding, there were five founding nations. The alliance was founded during the Cold War in order to make the region more stable.

ASEAN has since grown to 10 member states. The organization focuses on boosting economic and trade growth, with all member states having a free trade agreement. Travel within the region is also easier for member states.

All member states have signed a treaty against the development of nuclear weapons. Most have also signed on to a counter-terrorism pact. Technical and research cooperation is also promoted across the member states. Initiatives include overseeing the protection of the environment and wildlife through the Center for Biodiversity.

There are 10 member states of ASEAN. Those nations include:

The original founding nations of ASEAN were Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. There are two observer nations: Papua New Guinea and Timor Leste.

Across all nations of ASEAN, there is a population of over 622 million people. The region has one of the largest economies in the world, and it is believed that by 2050, it will have the 4th-largest economy in the world. It also has one of the largest labor forces in the world, falling only behind India and China. The total region stretches across over 1.7 million square miles.

Rank Flag Name Population 2019 Area Area (mi²) % of Earth's Area Growth Rate Region Subregion
1Indonesia270,625,5681,904,569 km²735,164 mi²1.28%1.10%AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
2Philippines108,116,615342,353 km²132,148 mi²0.23%1.37%AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
3Vietnam96,462,106331,212 km²127,848 mi²0.22%0.96%AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
4Thailand69,625,582513,120 km²198,064 mi²0.35%0.28%AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
5Myanmar54,045,420676,578 km²261,159 mi²0.46%0.63%AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
6Malaysia31,949,777330,803 km²127,690 mi²0.22%1.34%AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
7Cambodia16,486,542181,035 km²69,880 mi²0.12%1.46%AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
8Laos7,169,455236,800 km²91,405 mi²0.16%1.53%AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
9Singapore5,804,337710 km²274 mi²< 0.1%0.81%AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
10Brunei433,2855,765 km²2,225 mi²< 0.1%1.01%AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia