Can You Name These Asian Countries From an Outline?

Tasha Moore

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About This Quiz

It's time to show off your Asian countries identification chops with this fun-filled geography challenge. You'll get to know the Asian continent so much better after matching names to outlines all the way through!

Asia is the most populated area on the planet, so it's worth your while to brush up on these country facts. Not many continents can boast such a wide range of terrains and climates like Asia can. More epic battles and ancient civilizations have happened here than any place else. Asia is home to China, whose population numbers in the billions—nearly a billion and a half! We can thank China's first sovereign emperor, Qin Shi Huang, in part, for the region's amazing population digits of today. A long time ago, Qin Shi Huang was wise to consolidate power by uniting the region's ethnic groups. He also helped to establish China's transportation infrastructure, which made trade much easier.

Prosperity tales resonate throughout Asia. Japan was a phoenix that rose from the ashes of World War II to become one of the world's most powerful nations in a relatively short period. Pakistan in South Asia is experiencing a construction boom; Indonesia and Vietnam quickly are becoming preferred travel destinations.

Get to know this continent so that you might dip a curious toe in the pool of Asia's affluence. Take this country ID quiz for an ultra-informative feat!


Do you recognize the Asian country where the first sovereign emperor took the throne when he was only 13 years old?

Born in 259 B.C., Qin Shi Huang was China's first emperor to rule over a unified China. He was responsible for overseeing construction of an intricate trade-boosting transportation system that covered 4,000 miles in the country.

Hindus in _______ trace their heritage back to a date in antiquity.

Scholars estimate that Hinduism has existed for at least 5,000 years. Hindus constitute 80 percent of India's population, and one-sixth of the world's population, totaling 800 million people.

With aid from Russia, the first school for the deaf was founded here in 1964. Can you figure out the Asian country from the outline?

Mongolian Sign Language borrows visual and gestural cues from many languages, a phenomenon that resulted from geographic and political influences from times past. Mongolia's sign language system is heavily influenced by Russian Sign Language.

What country has the fourth-largest population in the world?

Indonesia has long been a favorite travel destination, especially for visitors from Singapore and Australia. The island nation's low cost of living and internal travel make it an appealing choice among comparable options in the region.

Choose the Asian nation that has one of the fastest-growing construction sectors on the continent?

Pakistan enjoys strong diplomatic and economic ties with China and China-based companies, respectively. Initiatives, such as China's Belt and Road programs and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, generate an abundance of aid to fortify Pakistan's infrastructure.

How well do you recognize the location where people are getting more health conscious?

Turkey has a growing youthful population that's getting more health conscious. The nation's per capita bottled water consumption is on the rise, and fruit and vegetable sales continue to surge.

Do you know the outline of this former British colony?

Resilient Myanmar conducted the nation's ninth Traditional Medicine Research Congress in February 2019. On the agenda were innovative strategies to inspire more botanists and herbal medicine producers to utilize more plant-based treatments.

Of these choices, which country has one of the largest populations in Arabia?

The British ruled Yemen from 1918 until November 29, 1967. South Yemen had been a British protectorate and eventually formed a Marxist system of government, while North Yemen was a fully independent state after World War I.

Based on the outline, try to quickly choose the Asian country that has enjoyed strong ties with China for many years.

Chinese people who call Thailand home can trace their roots back before the Tang dynasty. During the reign of Zheng He at the beginning of the 15th century, China's Ming dynasty and Thailand's Ayutthaya kingdom were close allies.

The United States government has funded the restoration of ancient architecture in ________.

Beginning in 2005, the United States Department of State has invested in restoring and maintaining two Turkmenistan monuments: Sultan Tekesh Mausoleum and Ak-Saray-Ding Tower in Kunya Urgench. The Sultan Takesh Mausoleum is a rare specimen of pre-Mongolian architecture.

What country regularly promotes 30 different types of sports to its nearly 2 million children?

Uzbekistan's heightened interest for sports began in 2014, which the nation dubbed "Year of the Healthy Child." The country used the occasion to raise awareness about disease prevention and promote healthier lifestyles.

The weather often damages Aqar Quf artifacts of this country's Bronze Age. Can you name the Asian nation from the outline?

Aqar Quf, or ancient Dur Kurigalzu, is located approximately 18 miles west of Baghdad. Another Bronze Age city dating back 1,200 years was located underneath the village of Bassetki in Kurdistan.

Do you know where strict employee-company culture found its start during a feudal era?

In Japan, an employee regards their employer, a company, as part of an extended family. The concept is a vestige of the nation's feudal era. Additionally, the social value system of present-day Japan carried over feudal principles of meritocracy and harmonious interpersonal relationships.

Tourism is on the rise in what region depicted by the outline?

International businesses are closely monitoring Vietnam's growing tourism industry. Investors have been inquiring about the nation's retail real estate, and automotive sales of commercial vehicles are on the rise due to a surge in construction.

Guess where inhabitants agree to disagree over the tempo of the nation's anthem?

Some Malaysian's prefer "Negaraku," the nation's anthem, sung slowly. Others, however, like it fast. The first version of the anthem was unveiled in 1957, followed by a more uptempo rendition released in 1992.

The Construction Week Awards in which country is a much-anticipated yearly event?

For eight years, Oman construction companies and professionals have competed to secure one or more of the 12 awards categories of the Construction Week Oman Awards. The 2019 gala was held at the Kempinski Hotel Muscat on March 25, 2019.

Lava continuously flows from the Mayon Volcano located in which of these countries?

In January 2019, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction tweeted that the Pacific "Ring of Fire" is active. The Philippines rests along an arch where assorted tectonic plates meet, 90 percent of the world's earthquakes occur, and 75 percent of the Earth's volcanoes exist.

Which nation's flag symbolizes its old kingdom, before a 1975 Communist takeover?

In 2008, Lowell, Massachusetts, declared the pre-Communist flag of Laos as the official symbol of the Laotian community in the city. Lao-American Heritage and Freedom Flag Day is an annual event in Lowell.

There's growing concern that this nation will be without a native tongue in a few decades. Can you guess the nation from the outline?

Kyrgyz government officials have proposed setting up special committees for developing and promoting the Kyrgyz language and culture, which is 2,200 years old. Young Kyrgyz people tend to speak a hybridized version of the ancient tongue.

There's a large Armenian population in ________.

Armenia's relationship with Syria dates back to the 11th century. Many Armenians settled in the Syrian territories of Aleppo, Aintab, and Antioch after fleeing the Seljuk invasion. Another large group of Armenians settled in Aleppo in the early 14th century.

Traditional rowing races occur on the Tonle Sap River in what region of the Asian continent?

Every November, revelers in Cambodia crowd near the Tonle Sap River to view the Water Festival, or "Bon Om Touk," which means "festival of rowing boats" in the Khmer language. More than 250 boats and more than 15,000 rowers participate.

Is it a challenge for you to recognize the Asian country that's roughly the size of the U.S. state of Wisconsin?

Bangladesh spans 55,813 square miles of the Earth. There are approximately 10 million Bangladeshis in the country's capital of Dhaka. Khulna, Rajshahi and Chittagong are three other well-populated cities in Bangladesh.

Can you guess the region that boasts 10 of the world's highest mountain peaks?

The world famous Mount Everest and the Himalayas dot Nepal's northern rim. The Asian nation borders India and China and is the shape and size of the U.S. state of Tennessee. The southern portion of Nepal is mostly flat terrain.

Where do the Alay and Pamir mountains rule the nation's landscape?

Tajikistan gained its independence from the Soviet Union on September 9, 1991. The People's Democratic Party of Tajikistan and Tajik Communist Party are two of the country's major political parties.

We'll be impressed if you can guess in which of these countries health care and education are free for its citizens.

North Korea enjoys a rich mining history. The country's gold extracts have played a significant role in establishing ties, especially with China. In 1036, the kingdom prohibited regional use of the precious metal so that it could appease China's demand.

Which of these Asian states has a small Chinese population?

South Korea was liberated on August 15, 1945. The nation's branches of government include an executive-president as chief of state, a prime minister as head of government, a legislative-unicameral national assembly, a judicial-supreme court, appellate courts and a constitutional court.

Can you identify the nation that has a 91 percent literacy rate?

Jordan has a workforce of 1.3 million people; approximately 260,000 of which are designated as guest workers. Most of the nation's workers, roughly 36 percent, work in the services sector.

Where on an Asian map can you find the capital city of Baku?

Based in Azerbaijan's capital city of Baku, Heydar Aliyev Center is named for the nation's former president. Famed architect Zaha Hadid designed the modern cultural center that includes a library, a museum, a conference hall and three auditoriums.

If you travel to ________, expect to find mostly desert terrain with some agricultural zones.

Roughly 15 to 20 percent of United Arab Emirates residents are official citizens of the Asian nation. The country's population is mainly comprised of people coming from Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Egypt, Iran, Jordan and the Philippines.

Do you know in which of these nations 20 percent of its total region is not under government control?

Georgia has 67 electoral subdivisions which include the two autonomous regions of Adjara and Abkhazia as well as self-governing cities. Abkhaz is the official tongue of autonomous Abkhazia.

Is it too difficult for you to determine the Asian location that has a tropical climate?

Travelers are warned to utilize sufficient mosquito protection while visiting Sri Lanka. Malaria, dengue fever, Japanese encephalitis and chikungunya are mosquito-borne illnesses that are prevalent in the region.

The official designation of ________ is a kingdom.

Literacy in the Kingdom of Bhutan has averaged around 50 percent, and women's literacy is approximately 40 percent. The agriculture sector employs 94 percent of the nation's workers.

There are more 100 mountain peaks that measure over 9,843 feet in what part of the world?

Of Taiwan's 23 million inhabitants, nearly 11 million are included in the nation's workforce. The majority of the population speaks Mandarin Chinese. More than 18 million natives descend from Chinese people who migrated from the Guangdong and Fujian provinces in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Which nation's first republic was established in 1918?

The Armenian nation began around 800 B.C. as the Kingdom of Urartu, which endured in eastern Asia Minor and the Caucasus until 600 B.C. The state of Armenia was established after the fall of the Seleucid Empire.

The religions of ________ include Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Druze.

The Druze community of Israel accounts for less than 2 percent (122,400 people) of the nation's total population of 7 million. Other communities of Israel include Bedouins, Muslims, Circassians and Christians.

The highest elevation point in what Asian country is roughly 1,004 feet?

On June 19, 1961, Kuwait gained independence from the United Kingdom. The Asian nation, which is roughly the size of New Jersey, adopted its first constitution in 1962. A lineage of Al Sabah princes has ruled since the mid-18th century.

Knowing that the nation's male population is 76 percent and the female population is 24 percent, can you choose the nation shown in the outline?

Approximately 8,000 U.S. citizens live in Qatar. Migrant workers from Lebanon, Syria, Yemen and other Asian countries comprise 89 percent of the nation's workforce and 52 percent of the entire population.

From among the options, can you name the country whose capital city is Beirut?

While Arabic is the official language of Lebanon, inhabitants also speak French, English, and Armenian. Ninety-five percent of the population is of Arab ethnicity. Lebanese people who are Christians identify as Phoenicians.

August 9 is celebrated as a national holiday in a former Malaysian territory. Can you guess the Asian area?

Singapore merged with the independent Federation of Malaya, Sabah, and Sarawak in 1963. Singapore separated from Malaysia on August 9, 1965, and became an independent state after a series of disputes with the Malaysian government.

You can expect hot and humid weather in the islands of ________.

Located in the Indian Ocean, Maldives is a former British protectorate that gained independence on July 26, 1965. The region is subdivided administratively to include the capital city of Malé and 19 atolls.

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