These are the countries and territories in East Asia:
- People's Republic of China (excluding Tibet which is part of the Indian subcontinent of South Asia)
- Hong Kong
- North Korea
- South Korea
- Republic of China (Taiwan)
About 1,575,784,500 people live in East Asia (as of 2010[update]).
|Countries and territories||Area km²||Population||Population density
|Hong Kong||1,104||7,061,200||6,390||0.862||Hong Kong|
|North Korea||120,538||24,346,000||198||No Data||Pyongyang|
|Republic of China (Taiwan)||36,188||23,174,528||639||0.868||Taipei|
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Three sets of possible boundaries for the Central Asia region that overlap with conceptions of East Asia
Beijing is the capital of the People's Republic of China and the largest metropolis in northern China.
Guangzhou is one of the most important cities in southern China. It has a history of over 2,200 years and was a major terminus of the maritime Silk Road and continues to serve as a major port and transportation hub today.
Hong Kong is one of the world's leading global financial centres and is known as a cosmopolitan metropolis.
Kaohsiung is the harbor capital and largest city in southern Taiwan.
Kyoto was the imperial capital of Japan for eleven centuries.
Osaka is the second largest metropolitan area in Japan.
Shanghai is the largest city in China and one of the largest in the world, and is a global financial centre and transport hub with the world's busiest container port.
Seoul is the capital of South Korea, one of the largest cities in the world and a leading global technology hub.
Taipei is the de facto capital of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and anchors a major high-tech industrial area in Taiwan.
Tokyo is the capital of Japan and one of the largest cities in the world, both in metropolitan population and economy.
Ulaanbaatar is the capital of Mongolia with a population of 1 million as of 2008.
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