South Asian countries are one of the largest regions in terms of population. South Asia is situated in the southern region of Asia, which can be defined as geographical and ethnocultural terms. The southern region consists of six countries Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The major religion of south Asia is Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism, Zoroastrianism, Christianity, etc. South Asia covers about 2.0 million sq mi, which is 11.71% of the Asian continent or 3.5% of the world’s land area.
About 1.891 billion population contains south Asia or one-fourth of the world population that’s made it the most populous and most densely populated geographical region in the world. The SAARC or South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation was established in 1985 with seven countries – Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Afghanistan admitted as an eighth member in 2007.
Afghanistan overviews :
Major cities: Kabul, Kandahar, Herat, Mazar-i-Sharif, Kunduz.
Major university: Ariana University, Bakhtar University, Kabul Polytechnic University, Kardan University, Kateb University.
Bangladesh overviews :
Major cities: Dhaka, Chittagong, Khulna, Rajshahi.
Major University: University of Dhaka, BUET, University of Chittagong, Rajshahi University, Jahangirnagar University.
Bhutan overviews :
Major cities: Thimphu, Phuntsholing, Paro, Gelephu.
Major University: The Royal University of Bhutan, Jigme Singye Wangchuck School of Law, Tango University of Buddhist Studies.
India overviews :
Major cities: New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore.
Major University: The University of Delhi, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Indian Institute of Technology Madras.
Nepal overviews :
Major cities: Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lalitpur, Bharatpur, Biratnagar.
Major University: Kathmandu University, Tribhuvan University, Pokhara University, Purbanchal University.
Maldives overviews :
Major cities: Malé, Gan, Hithadhoo, Kulhudhuffushi, Colombo.
Major University: Maldives National University, Villa College, Cyryx College, Mandhu College.
Pakistan overviews :
Major cities: Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi.
Major University: The University of Karachi, University of Punjab, Quaid-i-Azam University, Allama Iqbal Open University.
Sri Lanka overviews :
Major cities: Colombo, Moratuwa, Negombo, Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte
Major University: The University of Colombo, University of Jaffna, University of Moratuwa, University of Ruhuna.