Pop. And settelment: this is an intensely populated región. India stands out. Natural increase is very high. Settelment is mostly rural
Economy: there are big contrasts between between countryes with very Little development, like bangladesh and cambodia, developed (singapore and Brunei) or developing (malaysia and thailand) countries in the process of modernisation
Political systems: predominantly republican regimes. Politican inestability, caused by domestic and border conflicts, is an important problems.