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The Indo-Pacific region is a geopolitical area that spans two regions of the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. Stretching from the west coast of the United States to the west coast of India, the Indo-Pacific is a 24 nations regional framework comprising the tropical waters of the Indian Ocean, the western and central Pacific Ocean, and the seas connecting the two in the general area of Indonesia.

Since 2011, the term “Indo-Pacific” is being used increasingly in the global strategic/ geopolitical discourse. As a framework, the Indo-Pacific seeks to create a connected multipolar region that must be governed by commonly agreed international norms, rules and practices. The term “Indo-Pacific” refers to the maritime space stretching from the Indian Ocean, across the littorals of East Asia to the western Pacific Ocean.

Countries of the Indo-Pacific Region:

CountryLand area (sq. km)PopulationGDP millions of USD (2017)GDP per capitaUSD (2017)Capital
Australia769202423731000148253949928Canberra
Bangladesh1475701565949622057151359Dhaka
Bhutan3839474273763842804Thimphu
Brunei57654157171742626939BandarSeriBegawan
Cambodia18103515205539168991270PhnomPenh
Fiji1827490938983305153Suva
India3287263132417135426900001939NewDelhi
Indonesia19045692521648008560663570Jakarta
Japan377944126434964476980438894Tokyo
Laos2368006320000117072353Vientiane
Malaysia329847301857873369139503KualaLumpur
Maldives29834135649208602Malé
Myanmar67657850496000652911275Naypyidaw
Nepal1471812649450462384730Kathmandu
NewZealand268021435743720102839427Wellington
Papua New Guinea4628406732000160962183PortMoresby
Philippines3434481072420002896862951Manila
Singapore710518370030708552961Singapore
Sri Lanka65610202775972336373835Colombo
Taiwan361912311977250545231900Taipei
Thailand513120677640003804915908Bangkok
Timor-Leste (East Timor)14874117100045101162Dili
United States98335203282718591938680059531Washington, D.C.
Vietnam331210880690001878482186Hanoi

Above is a listing of countries that are defined as the “Indo-Pacific” region: Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor Leste, United States, Vietnam.

 

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