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CIA Map of Asia


Political and physical maps of Asia prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States.

CIA Map of Asia
The political map of Asia shown above was prepared by the United States Central Intelligence Agency, better known as the CIA, in August 2013. The CIA creates maps intended for use by officials of the United States government and for the general public. The CIA's maps present the geographic names and geographic boundaries recognized by the United States government.

In our dynamic world, country names, country divisions, country boundaries, names used for bodies of water, and other geographic information can change. For that reason, the CIA updates their maps periodically and redistributes them to government officials and the general public. The map was produced using an azimuthal equal-area projection. Boundary representation is not necessarily authoritative.
The political map of Asia shown above was prepared by the United States Central Intelligence Agency, better known as the CIA, in August 2013. The CIA creates maps intended for use by officials of the United States government and for the general public. The CIA's maps present the geographic names and geographic boundaries recognized by the United States government.

In our dynamic world, country names, country divisions, country boundaries, names used for bodies of water, and other geographic information can change. For that reason, the CIA updates their maps periodically and redistributes them to government officials and the general public. The map was produced using an azimuthal equal-area projection. Boundary representation is not necessarily authoritative.


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CIA Physical Map of Asia
The physical map of Asia shown above was prepared by the United States Central Intelligence Agency, better known as the CIA, in August 2013. The CIA creates maps intended for use by officials of the United States government and for the general public.

As the Earth's largest continent, Asia has an enormous diversity of terrains, physical features, and climates. This map shows the physical features of Asia, surrounding lands, and offshore areas. Topography and bathymetry are shown in a combination of color with shaded relief. The map was produced using an azimuthal equal-area projection. Boundary representation is not necessarily authoritative.
The physical map of Asia shown above was prepared by the United States Central Intelligence Agency, better known as the CIA, in August 2013. The CIA creates maps intended for use by officials of the United States government and for the general public.

As the Earth's largest continent, Asia has an enormous diversity of terrains, physical features, and climates. This map shows the physical features of Asia, surrounding lands, and offshore areas. Topography and bathymetry are shown in a combination of color with shaded relief. The map was produced using an azimuthal equal-area projection. Boundary representation is not necessarily authoritative.

Physical Map of Asia

Physical Map of Asia:

This physical map of Asia shows the continent in shaded relief. Perhaps the most striking feature of the map is the dark brown region in southern China, which indicates the high elevation of the Kunlun Mountains, the Plateau of Tibet, and the Himalayan Mountains. These features were formed millions of years ago, when the Indian land mass collided with the Eurasian plate. You can also see the Ural Mountains trending north to south; they mark part of the conventional boundary between Asia and Europe.
Explore Asia Using Google Earth

Explore Asia Using Google Earth:

Google Earth is a free program from Google that allows you to explore satellite images showing the cities and landscapes of Asia and the rest of the world in fantastic detail. It works on your desktop computer, tablet, or mobile phone. The images in many areas are detailed enough that you can see houses, vehicles and even people on a city street. Google Earth is free and easy-to-use.
Asia on a World Wall Map

Asia on a World Wall Map:

Asia is one of 7 continents illustrated on our Blue Ocean Laminated Map of the World. This map shows a combination of political and physical features. It includes country boundaries, major cities, major mountains in shaded relief, ocean depth in blue color gradient, along with many other features. This is a great map for students, schools, offices and anywhere that a nice map of the world is needed for education, display or decor.
Large Wall Map of Asia

Large Wall Map of Asia:

If you are interested in the geography of Asia, our large laminated map of Asia might be just what you need. It is a large political map of Asia that also shows many of the continent's physical features in color or shaded relief. Major lakes, rivers, cities, roads, country boundaries, coastlines and surrounding islands are all shown on the map.
Map of the Asian Continent

Map of the Asian Continent:

In this map of Asia, the continent is bisected by the 90 degrees east longitude line. It is a two-point equidistant projection with loci at 45 degrees north, 40 degrees east; and, 30 degrees north and 110 degrees east. Distances from these two points to any location on the map are correct. National Geographic has used this projection for all maps of Asia in their atlases since 1959. This type of map was selected to minimize distortion across the continent. It nicely shows all of Asia, the Middle East, most of Europe, and parts of Africa, Indonesia and Australia.