48 Asian Countries and Their Currency Symbols

Last updated on December 16th, 2022 at 09:19 am

Comprising 48 sovereign countries and three other territories, Asia is not just only the largest continent, it is also the most populous continent with 4,707,138,536 people, according to the United Nationa estimates

There are debates over the number of countries that make up Asia. For instance, Russia is not classified as an Asian country by the United Nations official statistics at the time of publication.

Asia Location

The largest continent is located primarily in the Eastern and Northern Hemispheres. It shares the continental landmass of Eurasia with Europe and the continental landmass of Afro-Eurasia with Africa and Europe.

The featured image shows the Asian countries on the map.

No wonder some countries in the continent can neither be classified as Asian or European. Some of them include Judaism, Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Hinduism, Christianity and Zoroastrianism among others.

Like the second largest continent (Africa), Asia also has diverse cultural groups and ethnic groups.

In the table below is the list of Asian countries and their currency symbols

S/NCountryCurrencycurrency Symbols
1AfghanistanAfghan afghani؋
2BangladeshBangladeshi Taka৳ or BDT
3ArmeniaArmenian dram֏
4BahrainBahraini Dinar  .د.ب, BD
5BhutanBhutanese ngultrumNU
7BruneiBrunei dollarB$
9CambodiaCambodian riel
10East TimorU.S. dollar $
12GeorgiaGeorgian lariGEL, ლ
13MaldivesMaldivian RufiyaaMRf, MVR, Rf
14IranIranian rial
15IraqIraqi dinar ع.د
16IndonesiaIndonesian rupiahRp
17JapanJapanese yen¥
18IndiaIndian rupee
19JordanJordanian dinarد.ا
20KazakhstanKazakhstani tenge
21LebanonLebanese poundل.ل.‎
22LaosLao kip ₭, ₭N
23MalaysiaMalaysian ringgitRM
24KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstani somЛв
25MongoliaMongolian Tögrög or Tugrik 
26NepalNepalese rupee Re., Rs., रू
27North KoreaNorth Korean won
28KuwaitKuwaiti dinarKD, د.ك
29PhilippinesPhilippine peso
30PakistanPakistani rupeeRs
31State of PalestineIsraeli Shekel, Jordanian dinar, Egyptian pound, Palestine pound
32QatarQatari riyalQR
33OmanOmani rial OMR
34Saudi ArabiaSaudi riyalSR
35SingaporeSingapore dollar$, or S$
36South KoreaSouth Korean won
37Sri LankaSri Lankan Rupee Rs
38TajikistanTajikistani somoniЅM
39ThailandThai baht฿
40SyriaSyrian pound or Syrian liraLS, £S
41MyanmarMyanmar kyatK
42TurkmenistanTurkmenistan manatT
43TurkeyTurkish lira
44United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates dirhamAED
45UzbekistanUzbekistani soʻm soʻm
46VietnamVietnamese dongVND 
47YemenYemeni rialYER 
48IsraelIsraeli new shekel
Currencies in Asia

Note: Most of the Asian currencies are among the strongest currencies in the World. For instance, Kuwaiti Dinar is the most valuable currency in Asia and in the world.

Is Israel an Asian country?

Geographically, Israel belongs to the Asian continent, but it stands at the crossroads between Europe, Africa, and Asia.
As such, it is an Asian country according to the United Nations.

It is also part of the Middle East region. It is bounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the west; to the north, it’s bounded by Lebanon and Syria; to the East is Jordan while it shares a border with Egypt to the southwest and to the south is the Red Sea.

Is Russia in Asia or Europe?

Russia is not classified as an Asian country because it is a transcontinental country. It spans Eastern Europe and Northern Asia.

In terms of land area, it is the largest country in the world covering over 17,125,191 square kilometres.

As a transcontinental country, part of Russia’s landmass cut across Asia while most Russians live in the European part of the country.

Data available shows that about 77 per cent of Russian people live in the European territory, including its populous city of Moscow, the country’s capital

What’s the smallest country in Asia?

By land area and population, Maldives is the smallest country in Asia. It is also a tourist destination in Asia.

What’s the largest economy in Asia?

China is the largest economy in Asia with 14.72 trillion USD as of 2020 followed by Japan according to the World Bank data

What’s the most populous country in Asia?

China’s population is 1,439,323,776, representing 18.47 per cent of the world population and making it the most populous Asian country. It is also the most populous country in the World. It is followed by India with a population of 1,380,004,385

What’s the most traded currency in Asia?

The Japanese Yen (JPY) is the third most traded currency in terms of global exchange and foreign reserves held by some central banks of countries around the world.


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