Category Archives: Asia

Asia – Economy (Overview)
In Asia, the large natural landscapes in Arabia, Tibet, Gobi, Central Asia or Siberia contrast with regions that – like Japan, South Korea, the Great Plain, the Ganges Plain or Java – are among the most densely populated and economically most intensively used cultural landscapes on earth. These differences partly reflect natural conditions. For example, the tundras, inner-continental dry areas or highlands are peripheral. The natural conditions make their use difficult, which is mostly island-like and oriented towards the exploitation of raw materials; traditionally these rooms are sparsely populated. On the other hand, Japan and South Korea are among the most densely populated and economically strongest countries on earth, despite their mountainous character, earthquake hazard and lack of raw materials.

In addition to countries such as Afghanistan, Nepal, Yemen and Papua New Guinea, which are among the countries with the lowest level of development in the world, there are emerging countries (e.g. China, Thailand, Mongolia) and industrialized countries with the highest or highest level of development (Japan, South Korea, Kuwait, Israel, Singapore), in which economic centers with a global presence impressively show the prominent position of strongly growing economies in the map. For more information about the continent of Asia, please check homosociety.com.

Myanmar Culture

CULTURE: TRADITIONS Despite the ethnic diversity of the groups that make up its population, Myanmar retains an almost intact folklore characterized by a certain unity, given by Buddhist spirituality. In worldly life, one of the most characteristic features is hospitality, which can also be referred, like many family traditions, to the Buddhist faith. The position… Read More »

Afghanistan Culture

Evidence of urban culture (Afghan art), such as Mundigak near Kandahar, existed on the soil of what is now Afghanistan as early as the Bronze Age. Above all in Bactria on the upper and middle Oxus (Amudarja), rich cities blossomed in pre-Christian times, in which Persian, Greek or Hellenistic and Indian influences crossed, as can… Read More »

Bhutan Economy and Culture

ECONOMY According to a2zcamerablog, Bhutan is a country located in Asia. Bhutan is still a country structured on a feudal basis; the first hydroelectric power plant (in Thimphu) dates back to 1967 and admission to the Universal Postal Union in 1972. Although it has retained relative autonomy, it is economically and technically dependent on India,… Read More »

Ruined City of Taxila (World Heritage)

Taxila is the most important North Pakistani archaeological site, where three city complexes came to light. The oldest, Saraikala, dates from the 6th century BC. It was built in 326 BC. Conquered by Alexander the Great. It was followed by Sirkap in the 2nd century BC. BC and Sirsukh in the 2nd century AD. In… Read More »

Bagan, Myanmar Sightseeing

The historical temple complex of old Bagan Of course, not all of the historical structures that have survived around the ancient city of Bagan can be described. The following tiny selection only briefly introduces the most important ones. Ananda Temple This Buddhist temple was built in 1091 under the rule of King Kyanzittha. The name… Read More »

WHO

The WHO works for the well-being of people and deals with issues related to medical research, diseases such as HIV and tuberculosis, pandemics and coordination of aid efforts in humanitarian crises. Introduction Standing for World Health Organization according to abbreviationfinder, WHO is the UN’s specialist body for health issues. The organization’s goal is to work… Read More »

Cambodia Economic Sectors

Agricultural economics 45 percent of the 8.2 million people in employment work in agriculture, and the contribution to gross domestic product is around 25 percent. As is not unusual for Asian monocultures, rice is grown on 3.05 million hectares, which corresponds to 70 percent of the usable area for agriculture, which in most parts of… Read More »

Philippines Explorer

Join us on a journey to the sunny archipelago of the Philippines! During the tour you will visit some of the most beloved islands and you will experience the fantastic nature of the Philippines and get to know the country’s fascinating culture and history. But above all, get a chance to enjoy some of Southeast… Read More »

Garden trip to China

There is a saying that goes: “If you want to see China as it was 2,000 years ago, you should visit Xi’an, if you want to see China as it was 1,000 years ago, you should visit Beijing, if you want to see China today are you going to visit Shanghai! ” On our tour… Read More »

In the footsteps of the Vietnam War

Join us on a journey in the footsteps of the Vietnam War from Hanoi in the north to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) in the south! It has been more than 40 years since the end of the Vietnam War on April 30, 1975, when the US-backed regime in the South Vietnamese capital, Saigon, surrendered… Read More »

Protaras Travel Guide

Protaras is a quiet beach resort. The sun shines on the best beaches of the island of Cyprus up to 320 days a year. Protaras is a popular holiday destination in the south-east of the island of Cyprus. Protaras is located on the sidelines of larger cities, but in the smaller island state, the distances are… Read More »

SIGHTS OF ANTALYA

FLIGHTS, ACCOMMODATION AND MOVEMENT IN ANTALYA It is easy to travel to Antalya from Finland, as you can get there not only by scheduled but also by leisure flights. Antalya is a popular destination for sudden departures There are good flight connections to Turkey from Finland, especially in summer. Package trips are also made to… Read More »

Yemen Religion and Languages

Population Yemen had an average population density of 54 residents per km 2 in 2019, but the population is concentrated to the larger cities and to the fertile coastal regions. As a result of the unrest in the region, the population figures are uncertain. Since the 1990s, the country has received a large number of… Read More »

Vietnam Religion and Languages

Population The average population density is 288 residents per km2. But that figure is highly misleading because a very large part of the population lives in the two river valleys and in the delta areas. Particularly densely populated is the area around the Red River in the north, where the density may in some parts… Read More »

Uzbekistan Religion and Languages

According to Countryaah, Uzbekistan houses a number of ancient agricultural centers such as Coresma (at the upper reaches of the Amú-Darya River), Maveranajr (between the Amú-Darya and Sir-Darya rivers) as well as the Fergana Valley. The first state formation around these centers took place in the 10th century BCE The population and language was Indo-European.… Read More »

United Arab Emirates Religion and Languages

In the southeastern corner of the Arabian Peninsula, between the Jabal Ajdar mountain range of Oman and the rocky Najd steppe in the central peninsula, extending to the Gulf Coast, lies the Rub al-Khali Desert, which covers most of Saudi Arabia and almost all of it area known as the United Arab Emirates (United Arab… Read More »

Turkmenistan Religion and Languages

Population According to Countryaah, Turkmenistan has a population density of 12 residents per km2, but the population is concentrated to the western parts and areas around the Karakum Canal and Amu-Darja. 52 percent of the population live in cities, the largest of which is the capital Ashgabat (1 million residents, 2012), Chardzhou (408,900) and Tasjauz… Read More »

Turkey Religion and Languages

Political Islam and the rise of the AKP Despite the strict secularism policy under Atatürk, and more or less until 1980, Islam never disappeared from Turkish social life. Since the birth of the republic in 1923, the society has been characterized by a long-standing struggle between secularists and various camps of Islamic-oriented politicians and intellectuals.… Read More »

Thailand Religion and Languages

Population In 2000-08, the population increased by an average of 1 percent per year, but since then the rate of increase has decreased. In 2010, there were 144,000 Burmese in nine refugee camps near the border in the west and another 2 million Burmese are believed to be in Thailand, most illegally. In addition, there… Read More »

Tajikistan Religion and Languages

Population Tajikistan has a population density of 64 residents per km2, but as a result of the country’s topography it varies widely between different parts of the country. The middle and especially eastern parts of Tajikistan are predominantly sparsely populated. The country’s natural population growth has been very high during the post-war period. Since independence,… Read More »

Taiwan Religion and Languages

According to Countryaah, the island of Taiwan was incorporated into the Chinese Empire during the Qing (Manchú) dynasty in 1683, and was formally declared a Chinese province in 1887. During this period, the mainland’s administrative and political system also applied to Taiwan, and many people emigrated from the continent. After China’s defeat in the Sino-Japanese… Read More »

Syria Religion and Languages

Between 633 and 640, the Byzantine province of Syria was incorporated into the Arab-Muslim empire. Damascus took over Medina’s role as the Arab kingdom’s political and administrative center and Umayyad dynasty caliphs had seat in the city from 661 to 749. Damascus was an important center of intellectual, religious and artistic activities, and Umayyad Mosque,… Read More »

Sri Lanka Religion and Languages

Since early times – during the Vedas – the island of Ceylon was repeatedly invaded by Singaporeans, Indo-Europeans and Tamils, who laid the groundwork for advanced civilizations. When the Portuguese arrived in the island in 1505, it was divided into 7 kingdoms. According to Countryaah, a century and a half later, the Dutch displaced the… Read More »

South Korea Religion and Languages

Population According to Countryaah, South Korea had an average population density of 520 residents per km 2 in 2019, but the settlement is concentrated to the river valleys and lowlands to the west and south, some of Asia’s most densely populated areas. Family planning campaigns have been running since the 1960s. Exchanges with other countries… Read More »

Singapore Religion and Languages

Population In 2015, Singapore’s population consisted of close to 3.4 million Singaporean citizens and just over half a million without citizenship but with a permanent residence permit and an additional 1.6 million non-residents. Four-fifths of these had work permits, while the remainder were accompanying family members or students. According to Countryaah, the permanent population consists… Read More »

Saudi Arabia Religion and Languages

According to Countryaah, about 96 percent of Saudi Arabia’s population is Muslims. The majority are Sunni Muslims, but there is a Shiite minority of around 8 percent. This minority also has problems today with being accepted by the Sunni majority. The country’s approximately 1.5 percent Christians do not have citizenship and are without the right… Read More »

Russia Religion and Languages

There are four official religions in Russia: Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Buddhism. According to Countryaah, Russian Orthodox Christianity is the most widespread religion in the country, and after the fall of the Soviet Union it has become increasingly popular. Islam is the second largest religion and the country’s Muslim population is the fastest growing. Religion… Read More »

Qatar Religion and Languages

Population According to Countryaah, Qatar has an average population density of 245 residents per km2, but almost the entire population lives in cities. More than 2/3 of the residents and about 90 per cent of the labor force are immigrants. This has led, among other things, to an oblique gender distribution (75 percent are men).… Read More »

Philippines Religion and Languages

Population Over the past thirty years, the population of the Philippines has doubled. The population growth rate slowed somewhat in the 00s, but it is still high. Among all countries in East and Southeast Asia, the population increase is significantly faster only in East Timor and Papua New Guinea. According to Countryaah, about 10 million… Read More »

Pakistan Religion and Languages

Islam came to the Indian subcontinent in the 7th century with Arab traders, and from the 10th century was widely used by Turkish conquerors. Not least in the activities of the Sufi fraternities, Islam gained a firm foothold in the population. Throughout history, periods of conflict between Muslims and Hindus have alternated with periods of… Read More »

Oman Religion and Languages

Population Oman has an average population density of 22 residents per km2, but the population is concentrated in the fertile areas around the capital Muscat and along the coast north of the city and to the coastal area between the cities of Salala and Raysut. Almost 35 percent of the population are foreign guest workers… Read More »

North Korea Religion and Languages

1948 Independence In 1946, a provisional government was established in North Korea, with Kim Il Sung – the chairman of the Communist Party – as leader. According to Countryaah, the Communists had, in alliance with other leftist forces, taken the definitive political leadership – of course supported by the Soviet Union but also with broad… Read More »

Nepal Religion and Languages

Population According to Countryaah, the country has a population density of 191 residents per km2, but the regional differences are large. The most densely populated are the plain (Tarai) in the southeast and a restricted area around the capital. Glesast lives in the highlands in the northwest. In the mountain areas, however, the development is… Read More »

Myanmar Religion and Languages

Population According to Countryaah, birth rates were high until the 1990s and there is still a large proportion of young people in the population. Immigration is scarce, but many people leave Burma every year. In official statistics there is no information on how large this emigration is. International organizations estimate that more than 2 million… Read More »

Mongolia Religion and Languages

The Mongols are one of the most important ethnic groups in northern and eastern Asia. It is a collection of peoples who share common cultural ties and a common language. The dialects vary from area to area, but they are almost all understandable to a Mongol. According to Countryaah, the lineage of an ancestor gave… Read More »

Maldives Religion and Languages

Population According to Countryaah, the Maldives population is of mixed origin. The islands were probably first populated by Sinhalese from Sri Lanka and Dravids from South India, but these have gradually been mixed with Arabs, among others. The average population density is very high (1,732 residents per km2, 2019). The capital Male (134,200 residents, 2012)… Read More »

Malaysia Religion and Languages

According to Countryaah, the original inhabitants of the Malaya Peninsula as well as Sarawak and Sabah were indigenous communities. However, the invention of the outrigger canoe and sailing in the 2nd millennium BCE enabled people from present-day southern China to emigrate to present-day Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines. These peoples brought knowledge about the use… Read More »

Lebanon Religion and Languages

According to Countryaah, Lebanon’s older history is often confused with Syria, which it was always part of. The presence of a large proportion of Christian Arabs in the province was exploited by Europeans to extend their colonial rule over the eastern Mediterranean. Until 1831, the powerful Egyptian, Mohamed Ali, extended his influence to the north… Read More »

Laos Religion and Languages

Population According to Countryaah, Laos is the country in Southeast Asia that has the lowest population density; In 2019, it averaged 30 residents per km2. The most densely populated is the Mekong Valley along the border with Thailand, while especially the mountain regions in the north and east are sparsely populated. As a result of… Read More »

Kyrgyzstan Religion and Languages

Population In 2019, Kyrgyzstan had a population density of 32 residents per km2. About 34 percent of the population lives in cities, of which the capital Bishkek (1 million residents, 2019) is the largest. Kyrgyzstan had a rapid population increase during the 20th century, and annual population growth is still relatively high. Since Kyrgyzstan became… Read More »