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The western most portion of the Asian Continent, bordered by Pakistan in Southern Asia, Turkmenistan in Central Asia, Russia in Northern Asia and Egypt in Northern Africa. Southwestern Asia is inhabited by primarily Turks, Turkmens, Pashtuns, Balochis, Persians, Arabs, Turks, Azeris, Kurds, Armenians and Georgians. Among the worlds oldest civilization arose in Southwestern Asia in the fertile crescent of what is now Iraq and Turkey. Southwest Asian tradition is very similar to that of Central Asia and the main religion is Islam, however prominent Christian populations are present in Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Georgia and Armenia.
We plan to go to Istanbul this Spring, it's the largest city in Southwest Asia!
by azerkebab March 08, 2015
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