Map of Southeast Asia Area Pictures
Map of Southeast Asia Area Pics
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, frequently abbreviated ASEAN ( /ˈɑːsi.ɑːn/ ah-see-ahn, rarely /ˈɑːzi.ɑːn/ ah-zee-ahn), is a geo-political and bread-and-butter alignment of ten countries amid in Southeast Asia, which was formed on 8 August 1967 by Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. Since then, associates has broadcast to accommodate Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. Its aims accommodate the dispatch of bread-and-butter growth, amusing progress, cultural development amid its members, the aegis of the accord and adherence of the region, and to accommodate opportunities for affiliate countries to altercate differences peacefully.
ASEAN covers an breadth of 4.46 actor km², 3% of the absolute acreage breadth of Earth, with a citizenry of about 600 actor people, 8.8% of the apple population. In 2010, its accumulated nominal GDP had developed to US$1.8 trillion. If ASEAN was a distinct entity, it would rank as the ninth better abridgement in the world.