Officially: Republic of Union of Myanmar
Largest City: Yangon
Official Language(s): Burmese
Area: 261,227 sq mi
Currency: Kyat (MMK)
Religion(s): Theravāda Buddhism
Fun Fact: Burma is one of three countries who does not use the metric system.
Officially: Nation of Brunei, abode of Peace
Capital: Bandar Seri Begawan
Largest City: Bandar Seri Begawan
Official Language(s): Malay
Area: 2,226 sq mi
Currency: Baht (฿)
Religion(s): Brunei dollar (BND)
Fun Fact: It's impolite to point with the index finger during conversation, rather people use their thumbs.
Officially: Kingdom of Cambodia
Capital: Phnom Penh
Largest City: Phnom Penh
Official Language(s): Khmer
Population: 15, 205, 529
Area: 69, 898 sq mi
Currency: Riel (KHR)
Religion(s): Buddhism, Muslim, Christian
Fun Fact: Cambodia's national flag is the only one with an image of a building (the Ankor Wat).
Officially: Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
Demonym: East Timorese
Largest City: Dili
Official Language(s): Tetum, Portuguese
Area: 5,743 sq mi
Currency: United States dollar (USD)
Fun Fact: If you want to send mail to East Timor, be sure to include "via Darwin, Australia" or else it might not arrive to its destination.
Officially: Republic of Indonesia
Largest City: Jakarta
Official Language(s): Indonesian
Area: 735,358 sq mi
Currency: Indonesia rupiah (Rp)
Religion(s): Islam, Protestantism, Catholicism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism
Fun Fact: The komodo dragon, the world's largest lizard, is the national animal.
Officially: Lao People's Democratic Republic
Demonym: Laotian, Lao
Largest City: Vientiene
Official Language(s): Lao, French
Spoken Language: Thai, Hmong, Khmu
Area: 91,429 sq mi
Currency: Kip (LAK)
Fun Fact: Laos is the only landlocked country in southeast Asia.
Capital: Kuala Lumpur
Largest City: Prutrjaya
Official Language(s): Bahasa Malaysia
Area: 127,355 sq mi
Currency: Ringgit (RM)
Fun Fact: The largest flower in the world, rafflesia, can be found in Malaysia. It can measure one meter at its diameter.
Officially: Republic of the Philippines
Largest City: Quezon City
Official Language(s): Filipino, English
Area: 120,000 sq mi
Currency: Peso (PHP)
Fun Fact: Depending on the method of classification, anywhere from 125 to 170 languages are used in the Philippines.
Officially: Republic of Singapore
Official Language(s): English, Malay Mandarin, Tamil
Area: 277 sq mi
Currency: Singapore dollar (SGD)
Fun Fact: Singapore is one of three city-states in the world.
Officially: Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Largest City: Ho Chi Minh City
Official Language(s): Vietnamese
Population: 93, 630, 000
Area: 128, 565 sq mi
Currency: đồng (₫)
Religion(s): Vietnamese Folk Religion
Fun Fact: In Vietnamese schools, gongs are used to signal the beginning and end of classes.
Officially: Kingdom of Thailand
Largest City: Bangkok
Official Language(s): Thai
Population: 67, 200, 000
Area: 198, 115 sq mi
Currency: Baht (฿)
Fun Fact: The full ceremonial name of Bangkok is Krungthepmahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharatratchathaniburirom Udomratchaniwetmahasathan Amonphimanawatansathit Sakkathattiyawitsanukamprasit.
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