SAARC - South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation


The SAARC is a trade agreement of currently 8 countries in South Asia.

All member states comprise a total area of 5.14 million km² and about 1.84 billion people. This is 3.4% of the habitable area around the world and 24% of the world population. With an economic output of 3,591.84 billion US dollars annually, they represent around 4 percent of the global economy.
CountryCommencementRegionAreaPopulation
Afghanistan2007South Asia653,000 km²38.04 M
Bangladesh1985South Asia148,000 km²163.05 M
Bhutan1985South Asia38,000 km²0.76 M
India1985South Asia3,287,000 km²1,366.42 M
Maldives1985South Asia300 km²0.53 M
Nepal1985South Asia147,000 km²28.61 M
Pakistan1985South Asia796,000 km²216.57 M
Sri Lanka1985South Asia66,000 km²21.80 M