South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation

  • logo of south asian association for regional cooperation bengali: দক্ষিণ এশীয় আঞ্চলিক সহযোগিতা সংস্থা dari: اتحادیه همکاری‌های منطقه‌ای جنوب آسیا dzongkha: ༄ ལྷོ ཨེསིཨ་ རེ་གིཨོནལ་ ཅོཨོཔེརཏིཨོན་ ཀོ་མི་ཏི། hindi: दक्षिण एशियाई क्षेत्रीय सहयोग संगठन kannada: ಪ್ರಾದೇಶಿಕ ಸಹಕಾರಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ದಕ್ಷಿಣ ಏಷ್ಯನ್ ಸಂಘ maldivian: ދެކުނު އޭޝިޔާގެ ސަރަޙައްދީ އެއްބާރުލުމުގެ ޖަމިއްޔާ nepali: दक्षिण एशियाली क्षेत्रीय सहयोग सङ्गठन pashto: د سویلي اسیا لپاره د سیمه ایزی همکارۍ ټولنه sinhala: දකුණු ආසියාතික කලාපීය සහයෝගිතා සංවිධානය odia: ଦକ୍ଷିଣ ଏସୀୟ ଆଞ୍ଚଳିକ ସହଯୋଗ ସଙ୍ଗଠନ tamil: தெற்காசிய நாடுகளின் பிராந்தியக் கூட்டமைப்பு telugu: దక్షిణాసియా ప్రాంతీయ సహకార మండలి punjabi: ਦੱਖਣ ਏਸ਼ੀਆਈ ਖੇਤਰੀ ਸੰਯੋਗ ਸੰਗਠਨ urdu: جنوبی ایشیائی علاقائی تعاون کی تنظیم
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    saarc region
    saarc region
      member states   observer states
      member states
      observer states
    headquarterskathmandu
    official languagesenglish
    demonym(s)south asian
    member states
    leaders
    • secretary-general
    pakistan amjad hussain b. sial[1]
    establishment8 december 1985
    area
    • total
    5,099,611 km2 (1,968,971 sq mi) (7th)
    • water (%)
    6.8
    population
    • 2015 estimate
    1,713,870,000[2] (1st)
    • density
    336.1/km2 (870.5/sq mi)
    gdp (ppp)2017 estimate
    • total
    us$11.64 trillion[3] (3rd)
    gdp (nominal)2017 estimate
    • total
    $3.31 trillion[3] (5th)
    currency
    time zoneutc+4:30 to +6 (aft, pst, mvt, ist, slst, npt, bst, btt)
    calling code
    website
    www.saarc-sec.org

    the south asian association for regional cooperation (saarc) is the regional intergovernmental organization and geopolitical union of states in south asia. its member states are afghanistan, bangladesh, bhutan, india, the maldives, nepal, pakistan and sri lanka. saarc comprises 3% of the world's area, 21% of the world's population and 3.8% (us$2.9 trillion)[3] of the global economy, as of 2015.

    saarc was founded in dhaka on 8 december 1985.[4] its secretariat is based in kathmandu, nepal. the organization promotes development of economic and regional integration.[5] it launched the south asian free trade area in 2006.[6] saarc maintains permanent diplomatic relations at the united nations as an observer and has developed links with multilateral entities, including the european union.

  • historical background
  • members and observers
  • secretariat
  • apex and recognized bodies
  • saarc disaster management centre
  • political issues
  • south asian free trade area
  • saarc visa exemption scheme
  • awards
  • secretaries-general of saarc
  • saarc summits
  • current leaders of saarc
  • see also
  • references
  • external links

Logo of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation Bengali: দক্ষিণ এশীয় আঞ্চলিক সহযোগিতা সংস্থা Dari: اتحادیه همکاری‌های منطقه‌ای جنوب آسیا Dzongkha: ༄ ལྷོ ཨེསིཨ་ རེ་གིཨོནལ་ ཅོཨོཔེརཏིཨོན་ ཀོ་མི་ཏི། Hindi: दक्षिण एशियाई क्षेत्रीय सहयोग संगठन Kannada: ಪ್ರಾದೇಶಿಕ ಸಹಕಾರಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ದಕ್ಷಿಣ ಏಷ್ಯನ್ ಸಂಘ Maldivian: ދެކުނު އޭޝިޔާގެ ސަރަޙައްދީ އެއްބާރުލުމުގެ ޖަމިއްޔާ Nepali: दक्षिण एशियाली क्षेत्रीय सहयोग सङ्गठन Pashto: د سویلي اسیا لپاره د سیمه ایزی همکارۍ ټولنه Sinhala: දකුණු ආසියාතික කලාපීය සහයෝගිතා සංවිධානය Odia: ଦକ୍ଷିଣ ଏସୀୟ ଆଞ୍ଚଳିକ ସହଯୋଗ ସଙ୍ଗଠନ Tamil: தெற்காசிய நாடுகளின் பிராந்தியக் கூட்டமைப்பு Telugu: దక్షిణాసియా ప్రాంతీయ సహకార మండలి Punjabi: ਦੱਖਣ ਏਸ਼ੀਆਈ ਖੇਤਰੀ ਸੰਯੋਗ ਸੰਗਠਨ Urdu: جنوبی ایشیائی علاقائی تعاون کی تنظیم
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SAARC Region
SAARC Region
  Member states   Observer states
  Member states
  Observer states
HeadquartersKathmandu
Official languagesEnglish
Demonym(s)South Asian
Member states
Leaders
Pakistan Amjad Hussain B. Sial[1]
Establishment8 December 1985
Area
• Total
5,099,611 km2 (1,968,971 sq mi) (7th)
• Water (%)
6.8
Population
• 2015 estimate
1,713,870,000[2] (1st)
• Density
336.1/km2 (870.5/sq mi)
GDP (PPP)2017 estimate
• Total
US$11.64 trillion[3] (3rd)
GDP (nominal)2017 estimate
• Total
$3.31 trillion[3] (5th)
Currency
Time zoneUTC+4:30 to +6 (AFT, PST, MVT, IST, SLST, NPT, BST, BTT)
Calling code

The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is the regional intergovernmental organization and geopolitical union of states in South Asia. Its member states are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. SAARC comprises 3% of the world's area, 21% of the world's population and 3.8% (US$2.9 trillion)[3] of the global economy, as of 2015.

SAARC was founded in Dhaka on 8 December 1985.[4] Its secretariat is based in Kathmandu, Nepal. The organization promotes development of economic and regional integration.[5] It launched the South Asian Free Trade Area in 2006.[6] SAARC maintains permanent diplomatic relations at the United Nations as an observer and has developed links with multilateral entities, including the European Union.

Other Languages
ދިވެހިބަސް: ސާރކް
ગુજરાતી: સાર્ક
Ligure: SAARC
مازِرونی: سارک
नेपाल भाषा: सार्क
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਸਾਰਕ
پنجابی: سارک
پښتو: سارک