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Location of Southeast Asia
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Location of Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. The name for the region was first coined in the 20th century.


The subregion has 11 countries and the countries can be divided into the mainland and the archipelago. The mainland countries include:

The archipelago nations are:

Malaysia has two parts and they are divided by the South China Sea. Peninsular Malaysia is on the mainland while East Malaysia is on Borneo, one of the largest islands in the region. Malaysia is considered as an achipelago nation, however.


Southeast Asia has an area of 1.6 million sq miles (4,000,000 kmē). As of 2004, more than 550 million people lived in the region, a fifth of them (110 million) on the Indonesian island of Java.


Other subregions of Asia

See also


Regions of the World

Antarctica | East Asia | Central Asia | Southeast Asia | South Asia | North Asia | Middle East | Levant | Arabia | North Africa | Central Africa | Great Lakes | Congo | Guinea | Sahel | Sudan | West Africa | East Africa | Southern Africa | Great Plains | Central America | Caribbean | Andean States | Eastern South America | Northern South America | Western Europe | Eastern Europe | Northern Europe | Scandinavia | Southern Europe | Central Europe | Balkans | Australasia | Micronesia | Melanesia | Polynesia
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  Results from FactBites:
 
South East Asia Command - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (881 words)
South East Asia Command (SEAC) was the body set up to be in overall charge of Allied operations in the South-East Asian Theatre during World War II.
At sea, command was relatively simple, since the Royal Navy was providing almost all of the firepower in the area.
British Commonwealth troops were landed in the East Indies and Indochina to facilitate the return of forces from the pre-war colonial powers.
Southeast Asia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2884 words)
Southeast Asia has experienced great economic growth since the 1980s; Singapore was one of the four original "East Asian Tigers" and in recent years Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand have often been considered a new brood of "tigers." Tiger refers to the rapid growth of these economies.
The peoples of Southeast Asia were trained to carry burdens on their heads; it was a common sight to see a child balancing a small object like a bowl on her head, in distinction to her mother or aunt balancing a much larger load.
The peoples of the South East have been seafarers for thousands of years, some reaching the island of Madagascar where their descendants live to this day.
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