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Asia-Pacific or Asia Pacific (abbreviated as APAC, Asia-Pac, AsPac, APJ, JAPA or JAPAC) is the part of the world in or near the Western Pacific Ocean. The Asia-Pacific varies in area depending on which context, but it typically includes much of East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia and Oceania.

The term may also include parts of Russia (on the North Pacific) and countries in the Americas which are on the coast of the Eastern Pacific Ocean; the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, for example, includes Canada, Chile, Russia, Mexico, Peru and the United States. Alternatively, the term sometimes comprises all of Asia and Australasia as well as Pacific island nations (Asia Pacific and Australian continent)—for example, when dividing the world into large regions for commercial purposes (e.g., into the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific).[1] Western Asia is almost never included.

On the whole, there is no clear-cut definition of "Asia Pacific", and the regions included change depending on the context.

Component areas


The Asia-Pacific region generally includes:

[[LINK|lang_en|East_Asia|East Asia]]

[[LINK|lang_en|North_Asia|North Asia]]

[[LINK|lang_en|South_Asia|South Asia]]

[[LINK|lang_en|Southeast_Asia|Southeast Asia]]

[[LINK|lang_en|Australasia|Australasia]]

[[LINK|lang_en|Melanesia|Melanesia]]

[[LINK|lang_en|Micronesia|Micronesia]]

[[LINK|lang_en|Polynesia|Polynesia]]

Main countries and territories data


See also


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