Southeast asia on world map. Southeast asia or southeastern asia is a subregion of asia consisting of the countries that are geographically south of china east of india and north of australia. Map of southeast asia region about the southeast asia region southeast asia is a subregion of asia roughly be described as geographically situated east of the indian subcontinent south of china and north of australia between the indian ocean in west and the pacific ocean in east. The west indian ocean which includes somalia accounted for just 28 and the west african coast only. A distinctive feature of southeast asia is its cultural diversity.
Southeast asia was the location of 41 of the worlds pirate attacks between 1995 and 2013. Australia is the only country that occupies an entire continent. Of the six thousand languages spoken in the world today an estimated thousand are found in southeast asia. The region has been further divided into two distinct sub regions.
Asia is the largest and most populous continent in the world sharing borders with europe and africa to its west oceania to its south and north america to its east. Mainland southeast asia or indochina which comprises the modern states of vietnam laos cambodia thailand myanmar and west malaysia and maritime southeast asia or insular southeast asia which comprises the. Southeast asia sometimes abbreviated to sea is a subregion of asia consisting of the countries south of china east of india and north of australia. Manila greenpeace expressed caution in interpreting the findings of the airvisual 2018 world air quality report ranking philippine cities the cleanest in southeast asia pointing out the inadequacies of the countrys existing air monitoring.
Since australia is in the southern hemisphere climate areas are reversed from the way most people are used to thinking about themthere is a tropical north and temperatures get progressively cooler as one heads south.