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
6Russia145,934,462
7Japan126,476,461
8Philippines109,581,078
9Vietnam97,338,579
10Thailand69,799,978
11Myanmar54,409,800
12South Korea51,269,185
13Malaysia32,365,999
14Nepal29,136,808
15North Korea25,778,816
16Australia25,499,884
17Taiwan23,816,775
18Sri Lanka21,413,249
19Cambodia16,718,965
20Papua New Guinea8,947,024
21Laos7,275,560
22Singapore5,850,342
23New Zealand4,822,233
24Mongolia3,278,290
25Timor Leste1,318,445
26Fiji896,445
27Bhutan771,608
28Solomon Islands686,884
29Maldives540,544
30Brunei437,479
31Vanuatu307,145
32New Caledonia285,498
33French Polynesia280,908
34Samoa198,414
35Guam168,775
36Kiribati119,449
37Micronesia115,023
38Tonga105,695
39Marshall Islands59,190
40Northern Mariana Islands57,559
41American Samoa55,191
42Palau18,094
43Cook Islands17,564
44Tuvalu11,792
45Wallis And Futuna11,239
46Nauru10,824
47Niue1,626
48Tokelau1,357