Asia-Pacific or Asia Pacific (APAC), is the part of the world in or near the western Pacific Ocean. Asia-Pacific varies in area depending on context, but it generally includes East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia and Oceania.
The term may also include parts of Russia (Far Eastern Federal District) and countries in the Americas which are on the coast of the eastern Pacific Ocean. The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), for example, includes Canada, Chile, Mexico, Peru, Russia and the United States. Alternatively, the term sometimes comprises all of Asia (except the Middle East) and Australasia as well as Pacific island nations (Indo-Pacific and the Australian continent) — for example, when dividing the world into three large regions for commercial purposes: the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia-Pacific. Western Asia is almost never included.
On the whole, there is no clear-cut definition of "Asia-Pacific", and the regions included change depending on the context. The term has become popular since the late 1980s in commerce, finance and politics. Despite the heterogeneity of the regions' economies, most individual nations within the zone are emerging markets experiencing rapid growth and burgeoning economic prosperity. (Compare the concept/acronym APEJ or APeJ—Asia-Pacific excluding Japan.)
Australian Indian Ocean Territories (Australia) Brunei Cambodia Indonesia Laos Malaysia Myanmar Philippines Singapore Thailand Timor-Leste Vietnam Australia New Zealand (also a part of Polynesia) Fiji New Caledonia (France) – also a part of Australasia Papua New Guinea (also a part of Australasia) Solomon Islands Vanuatu Guam (United States) Kiribati Marshall Islands Micronesia, Federated States of Nauru Northern Mariana Islands (United States) Palau Wake Island (United States) American Samoa (United States) Cook Islands (New Zealand) Easter Island (Chile) French Polynesia (France) Hawaii (United States) Niue (New Zealand) Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands (United Kingdom) Samoa Tokelau (New Zealand) Tonga Tuvalu United States Minor Outlying Islands (United States) Wallis and Futuna (France)
List of countries and territories
|Country / Territory||Area
millions of USD (2018)
|GDP per capita
|5,765||415,717||67.3||17,426||26,939||Bandar Seri Begawan|
|135||1,843||10.39||–||–||Flying Fish Cove|
|65,610||20,277,597||323||233,637||3,835||Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte|
- Excluding Iran. Traditionally a Middle Eastern country, Iran is the only South Asian country under the United Nations geoscheme that is not a part of Asia-Pacific. The country is a part of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) instead.
- Geographically a part of Southeast Asia, but the United Nations geoscheme includes it as a part of Australia and New Zealand.
Navassa Island and Wake Island. Geographically a part of Polynesia, but the United Nations geoscheme includes it as a part of Micronesia.
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APEJ (Asia-Pacific Excluding Japan) and EEMEA (Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa) will grow their combined share of this figure from 17 percent to 22 percent during the same period, as North America's share adjusts from 53 percent to 46 percent.
- UNSD Methodology – Standard country or area codes for statistical use (M49)
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- Russia is a transcontinental country located in Eastern Europe and Northern Asia, but is considered European historically, culturally, ethnically, and politically, and the vast majority of its population (78%) lives within its European part.
- Only the Far Eastern Federal District.
- Moscow is located in Europe.