Summary
From the kings of Cambodia and Thailand to the Japanese emperor and the sultans of Malaysia and Brunei, here is everything you need to know about Asia's monarchies....more
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Asia
Which Asian countries are monarchies?
What You Need To Know
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Asia
Cambodia
India
Japan
Malaysia
Thailand
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In Numbers
There are
13 monarchies
in Asia: Bahrain, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, United Arab Emirates
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Japan lays claim to the world’s oldest continuous hereditary monarchy. Its lineage can be traced at least
1,500
years.
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In East and Southeast Asia
6 countries
currently have monarchs as their heads of state, although the royals’ political power and relevance varies widely across the region
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