The 5 Major Regions of Asia – Click a Map to Explore
The 5 major regions of Asia are Southeast Asia, East Asia, Central Asia, South Asia, and Southwest Asia (also known as the Middle East). Some geography sources will also include North Asia as the 6th region, but we chose to simply make our Russia page the de facto page for North Asia because it is essentially the only country in the region. Although exact formal boundaries of these regions are rarely agreed upon, this is the organizational structure we feel best represents the geographic sections. Hundreds of pages could be written dissecting the various disputing arguments that have arisen over time about which countries belong in which region. In actuality, many countries justly belong in two regions, due to strong geographic or cultural characteristics it may share with both regions.