Western Asia

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Western Asia, West Asia, Southwest Asia or Southwestern Asia are terms that describe the westernmost portion of Asia. The terms are partly coterminous with the Middle East - which describes geographical position in relation to Western Europe rather than location within Asia. Due to this perceived Eurocentrism, international organizations such as the United Nations,[1] have replaced Middle East and Near East with Western Asia. This region and Europe are collectively referred to as Western Eurasia.

The countries and territories in Western Asia include:

Sometimes the following countries are defined as in Western Asia:

Anatolia, Arabia, Levant, and Mesopotamia are subregions of Western Asia.

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