APAC Countries | Asia-Pacific Countries 2020

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.

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.

APAC Countries | Asia-Pacific Countries 2020

Rank Country Population 2020
1China1,439,323,776
2India1,380,004,385
3Indonesia273,523,615
4Pakistan220,892,340
5Bangladesh164,689,383
6Japan126,476,461
7Philippines109,581,078
8Vietnam97,338,579
9Thailand69,799,978
10Myanmar54,409,800
11South Korea51,269,185
12Malaysia32,365,999
13Nepal29,136,808
14North Korea25,778,816
15Australia25,499,884
16Taiwan23,816,775
17Sri Lanka21,413,249
18Cambodia16,718,965
19Papua New Guinea8,947,024
20Laos7,275,560
21Singapore5,850,342
22New Zealand4,822,233
23Mongolia3,278,290
24Timor Leste1,318,445
25Fiji896,445
26Bhutan771,608
27Solomon Islands686,884
28Maldives540,544
29Brunei437,479
30Vanuatu307,145
31New Caledonia285,498
32French Polynesia280,908
33Samoa198,414
34Guam168,775
35Kiribati119,449
36Micronesia115,023
37Tonga105,695
38Marshall Islands59,190
39Northern Mariana Islands57,559
40American Samoa55,191
41Palau18,094
42Cook Islands17,564
43Tuvalu11,792
44Wallis And Futuna11,239
45Nauru10,824
46Niue1,626
47Tokelau1,357