SAARC Country Map

SAARC Nation Map

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* The Map showing SAARC member countries.

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What can be seen in a SAARC Countries map?



A map on the SAARC countries generally shows the location and names of the different countries of SAARC on the world map.

What is the full form of SAARC?



SAARC stands for the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation.

What is SAARC?



This is an economic cum political organization formed of eight South Asian countries. As far as population is concerned, this organization has got the largest field of influence. If the populations of all of its member states are combined together, the population of this organization will amount to around 1.5 billion.

Which countries are included in SAARC?



The countries located in the southern part of the continent of Asia, which form the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, are:
  • India
  • Bangladesh
  • Sri Lanka
  • Pakistan
  • Bhutan
  • Maldives
  • Nepal
  • Afghanistan

How was SAARC formed?



The proposal of creating a trade bloc, which will be formed of the countries of South Asia was first put forward by Mr. Ziaur Rahman, the then President of the country of Bangladesh during the late 1970s. In the year 1981, this proposal was accepted by the countries of India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan in a Colombo based meeting. At the time of the Summit held at the Indian capital city of New Delhi during the month of August in 1983, people leading this organization adopted the South Asian Regional Cooperation's Declaration. The South Asian countries of Bhutan, Maldives and Nepal became a part of this organization. Finally, post adoption of its Charter, the organization was set up on 8th December, 1985. After almost 20 years from the establishment of this regional group, the country of Afghanistan joined this organization on 13th November, 2005 as per the request of India.

What were the main objectives behind forming SAARC?



During the initial phase, prior to the joining of Afghanistan, the five basic areas, on which the seven countries of SAARC agreed to be cooperative of are as follows:
  • Development of human resources
  • Meteorology, science, technology and telecommunications
  • Population and health related activities
  • Rural and agricultural development
  • Transport
Last Updated on 05 January 2011