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The APAC region comprises 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 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. However, it is generally used to describe countries throughout East and South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania.

In some cases, APAC describes countries located in the Americas, which lie along the coast of the Eastern Pacific. 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 country by area is Macau. The APAC region is home to some of the most populous countries. China is the most populous in the Asia-Pacific region and the world, with about 1.44 billion people. India follows closely behind, with 1.38 billion. The third-most populous country in the region and the fourth-most populous in the world is Indonesia, with over 273.5 million people. The smallest by population is the British Indian Ocean Territory, which has just 3,000 people.

APAC Countries | Asia-Pacific Countries

Rank Country 2021 Population
1China1,444,216,107
2India1,393,409,038
3Indonesia276,361,783
4Pakistan225,199,937
5Bangladesh166,303,498
6Russia145,912,025
7Japan126,050,804
8Philippines111,046,913
9Vietnam98,168,833
10Thailand69,950,850
11Myanmar54,806,012
12South Korea51,305,186
13Malaysia32,776,194
14Nepal29,674,920
15North Korea25,887,041
16Australia25,788,215
17Taiwan23,855,010
18Sri Lanka21,497,310
19Cambodia16,946,438
20Papua New Guinea9,119,010
21Laos7,379,358
22Singapore5,896,686
23New Zealand4,860,643
24Mongolia3,329,289
25Timor Leste1,343,873
26Fiji902,906
27Bhutan779,898
28Solomon Islands703,996
29Maldives543,617
30Brunei441,532
31Vanuatu314,464
32New Caledonia288,218
33French Polynesia282,530
34Samoa200,149
35Guam170,179
36Kiribati121,392
37Micronesia116,254
38Tonga106,760
39Marshall Islands59,610
40Northern Mariana Islands57,917
41American Samoa55,100
42Palau18,169
43Cook Islands17,565
44Tuvalu11,931
45Wallis And Futuna11,094
46Nauru10,876
47Niue1,619
48Tokelau1,373

APAC Countries | Asia-Pacific Countries