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Longest Country Name in Asia 2024

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka may have the longest country name in Asia if you go by its original name. The original name of Sri Lanka was Sri Lanka Prajatantrika Samajavadi Janarajaya, but it goes by Sri Lanka today.

Sri Lanka is an island land that is in the Indian Ocean and near the Palk Strait, with a population of over 20 million. It has a very close relationship with the neighboring country of India and also uses the Indian Ocean as a trade route that connects it with many other countries. Additionally, Sri Lanka is considered to be a significant Asian influence on many other cultures and civilizations.

It is a country with many names, including Taprobane, Ceylon, and Serendib. When it was referred to as Ceylon, it was considered to be a significant route for trade purposes, but officially was called Sri Lanka Parajatantrikia Samajavadi Janarajaya, or Sri Lanka, by 1972.


Turkmenistan has the second-longest country name in Asia, or the longest country name in Asia if you are only referring to Sri Lanka as just that. Turkmenistan is a country with 12 letters and is landlocked by Kazkhstan and Uzbekistan. It is also bordered by Afghanistan in the south, Iran in the southwest, and the Caspian Sea.

Turkmenistan is a country with approximately six million in its population, making it a sparsely populated country by many other Asian standards. Being bordered by some of the most known Asian countries, it is considered as having easy access to many other cultures and countries.

The country was originally taken by the Russian Empire in 1881 and became its own republic in 1925 and a part of the Soviet Union. It became its own country when the Soviet Union disbanded by 1991. It is a key country in the world today and is said to be home to the Earth’s fifth-largest natural gas reserve.

Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan

Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan tie for having the third-longest country name in Asia, with a name that is ten letters long. Both of these countries were also a part of the Soviet Union before the Soviet Union dissolved in 1991. The countries have a unique history, with a difficult relationship as a result of their connections with the Soviet Union. By 2006, a 45-kilometer-long wall had been built between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan by the leaders of Kazakhstan to prevent trade conflicts and drug smuggling.

  • Most countries have both a common name and an official name, which tends to be longer and more formal. While official names are used less often than common names, they are arguably more accurate because they are chosen by the countries' own governments and established by each country's founding documents.

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Official Name
Common Name Length
Official Name Length
UN Member
United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates1818
PhilippinesRepublic of the Philippines1124
AfghanistanIslamic Republic of Afghanistan1128
Saudi ArabiaKingdom of Saudi Arabia1120
BangladeshPeople's Republic of Bangladesh1027
South KoreaRepublic of Korea1015
UzbekistanRepublic of Uzbekistan1020
North KoreaDemocratic People's Republic of Korea1032
KazakhstanRepublic of Kazakhstan1020
AzerbaijanRepublic of Azerbaijan1020
TajikistanRepublic of Tajikistan1020
KyrgyzstanKyrgyz Republic1014
Timor LesteDemocratic Republic of Timor-Leste1030
IndonesiaRepublic of Indonesia919
SingaporeRepublic of Singapore919
PalestineState of Palestine916
PakistanIslamic Republic of Pakistan825
ThailandKingdom of Thailand817
Sri LankaDemocratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka837
CambodiaKingdom of Cambodia817
Hong KongHong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China862
MaldivesRepublic of the Maldives821
VietnamSocialist Republic of Vietnam726
MyanmarRepublic of the Union of Myanmar727
LebanonLebanese Republic716
ArmeniaRepublic of Armenia717
BahrainKingdom of Bahrain716
RussiaRussian Federation617
TurkeyRepublic of Turkey616
TaiwanRepublic of China615
JordanHashemite Kingdom of Jordan624
IsraelState of Israel613
KuwaitState of Kuwait613
BhutanKingdom of Bhutan615
BruneiNation of Brunei, Abode of Peace626
IndiaRepublic of India515
ChinaPeople's Republic of China522
YemenRepublic of Yemen515
NepalFederal Democratic Republic of Nepal532
SyriaSyrian Arab Republic518
QatarState of Qatar512
MacauMacao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China559
IranIslamic Republic of Iran421
IraqRepublic of Iraq414
LaosLao People's Democratic Republic428
OmanSultanate of Oman415
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Which country in Asia has the longest name?

Sri Lanka is the country with the longest name in Asia.

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