Atlas

Maps with texts. Western Asia – Caucasus – Central Asia
Population densities in western Asia, central Asia and the Caucasus (by region, ca. 2010)
Population densities in western Asia, central Asia and the Caucasus (by region, ca. 2010)
Tbilissi RUSSIAN FEDERATION TURKEY QATAR BAHRAIN IRAQ Tehran Caspian Sea Ashgabat Black Sea UKRAINE SYRIA AZERBAIJAN UZBEKISTAN IRAN KAZAKHSTAN Kabul ARMENIA Erevan Dushanbe SAUDI ARABIA TURKMENISTAN KYRGYZSTAN NEPAL Tashkent PAKISTAN Persian Gulf KUWAIT Astana Gulf of Oman Bishkek TAJIKISTAN U.A.E. INDIA AFGHANISTAN GEORGIA Baku CHINA
300 km
© CartOrient, 2018
- Population density (people per km²) 2.0 5.0 30.0 50.0 100.0 300.0 500.0 4 805.0 Source(s) : Censuses, estimates, 2006-2014 +

In the middle of the second decade of the new century, more than 210 million people were living in western Asia (Afghanistan, Iran), central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan) and the Caucasus (Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Russia). The level of population is low in some of these countries, for instance Armenia with fewer than three million inhabitants, but average in others, such as Uzbekistan and Afghanistan, each with a little more than thirty million. Iran is the country with the largest population in this zone: more than eighty million.

A population of more than 200 million but an average density

From the Altai Mountains to the Black Sea, from the plain of western Siberia to the coast of the Indian Ocean, the geographical zone of western and central Asia and the Caucasus covers 6,730,000 km². There are 31 inhabitants/km². Compared with densities worldwide, this region is relatively sparsely populated; and compared with the demographic giants of eastern and southern Asia, it might seem empty. China’s and India’s populations are more than 1,395 and 1,342 million respectively, with densities of nearly 150 and 400 inhabitants/km².