Facts About Asia

An Interesting Fact About Every Country in Asia |2021

Asia is the largest and the most populated continent among the seven continents in the world. It is diverse and has a lot of interesting features. From the highest point of the world to the lowest, Asia has everything to offer.

Currently Asia has 49 countries, and every country is unique in its own way. Here we present to you a fun fact about every Asian country. Let us intensify our general knowledge.


  • Direct eye contact between man and woman is not considered acceptable in Afghanistan.


  • The first church was built in Armenia. It is called Echmiadzin Cathedral.
first church Etchmiadzin_Cathedral
via Wikipedia


  • 45% of the world’s mud volcanoes are in Azerbaijan.
aisan mud volcanoes
via tes tour


  • The former Prime Minister of Bahrain is the longest serving prime minister in the world. He has been holding the title since 1971 to 2020.
bharain longest prime minister
Via TRT world


  • Bangladesh has the longest beach in Asia. It’s capital city Dhaka is also the most densely populated city in the world.
longest beach bangladesh
via worldkings


  • Bhutan is the only carbon negative country in the world as almost 60% of land is covered by forest.
bhutan carbon negative country


  • The Sultan of Brunei is the second longest reigning monarch in the world behind Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.
sultan of brunei
via DW


  • Cambodia has the world’s biggest temple, Ankor Wat.
biggest temple in the wold
via Live Science


  • China is the most populated country in the world with over 1.38 Billion people.

East Timor

  • Most of the people in East Timor are Roman Catholic.
in East Timor are Roman Catholic.


  • Wine first originated from Georgia


  • India is the country that discovered the number 0.


  • Indonesia is the hottest spot on the Pacific Ring of Fire.
pacifice ring of fire


  • The weekend in Iran is on Friday.


  • The first writing system in the world originated in Iraq.


  • The voicemail technology was first developed in Israel.
first voicemail


  • Japan is called “the land of rising sun” as the sun first rises in Japan.


  • The Dead Sea in Jordan is the lowest point on the Earth. It is also very salty and people never drown there.
dead sea


  • Kazakhstan is the largest landlocked country in the world


  • The Kuwaiti Dinar is the highest valued currency in the world.


  • The 40 sun rays in the flag of Kyrgyzstan represent the 40 original tribes of the country.


  • Laos is the most heavily bombed place in history as the Vietnam war affected the country a lot.


  • A piece of land can have two owners in Lebanon.


  • Malaysia has the world’s tallest twin buildings named as Petronas Tower.
Petronas Tower.
via istock


  • Maldives is the flattest country in the world. It’s highest point is only 7 ft above sea level.


  • The most powerful Mongol Empire was founded in Mongolia by Genghis Khan.
genghis khan


  • Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar has the original hair strands of Buddha.


  • The highest mountain peak in the world, Mt. Everest, is in Nepal.
mt.everest asia
via britannica

North Korea

  • North Korea is the only country that is isolated from the rest of the world.


  • You need a license to buy alcohol in Oman.


  • It has the second tallest mountain in the world, Mount K2.
mount k2


  • Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem, which is in modern day Palestine.


  • The Philippines consists of over 7000 islands.


  • Qatar will be the first Arab country to host the FIFA World Cup in 2022.


  • Russia is the largest country in the world, and it partly lies in Europe and Asia.

Saudi Arabia

  • Women are forbidden to drive in Saudi Arabia, making it the only country in the world to do so.


  • Inside the Jewel Changi Airport in Singapore, there is the tallest man made waterfall in the world.

South Korea

  • Number 4 is considered bad luck in South Korea and is often replaced with the alphabet F.

Sri Lanka

  • Sri Lanka has a temple called Temple of the Tooth, that has the relic of Buddha’s tooth.


  • Damascus, the capital of Syria, is the oldest capital city in the world.


  • You can drive around the whole of Taiwan in just 8 hours.


  • The capital city of Tajikistan, Dushanbe, is named after Monday, which is called Dushanbe in Tajik language.


  • It is illegal to leave your house without wearing underwear in Thailand.


  • Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey, is the only city in the world to be divided between two continents: Asia and Europe. Ottoman Empire also started from Turkey.


  • Turkmenistan is one of the least visited countries in the world.

United Arab Emirates

  • The tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa, is located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.


  • Uzbekistan has the largest open-pit gold mine in the world.


  • Vietnam has no legal drinking age.


  • Yemen was the home to “Queen of Sheba”, who is mentioned in both Bible and Quran.

Which Asia fact surprised you the most? Stick with us for fun facts about other continents too.


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