Arab Countries 2021

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The collection of Arab countries in the world is also known as the Arab world, Arab nations, Arab states, or the Arab homeland. This is made up of 22 Arab countries that are part of the Arab League, which was created to unify the Arab nations politically and represent the interests of the people of the Arab nations.

The Arab world is located in Africa and Asia. These nations combined have a total area of over 5 million square miles. The total population across all countries is 423 million.

Of these nations, Egypt is the most populous, with a total population of over 90 million. Comoros is the smallest by population, with just 795,000 people. By area, Algeria is the largest Arab country with a total area of 919,595 square miles. The smallest by area is Bahrain, which covers just 293 square miles.

Modern Standard Arabic is the official language throughout these nations. Some Arabic dialects are used as well. The majority of the citizens of Arab countries follow the religion of Islam. About one-quarter of the world’s Muslims are Arabs. Throughout the nations, adult literacy is just under 77%, with literacy rates being much smaller among women than men. Some nations have much higher literacy rates, with Syria, Lebanon, and other states posting record highs of over 90%.

The largest city throughout all Arab nations is Cairo, Egypt, which has a population of over 16 million people. Baghdad, Iraq, and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, round out the top three most populous cities.

Arab Countries 2021

Rank Country Population 2021
1Egypt104,258,327
2Sudan44,909,353
3Algeria44,616,624
4Iraq41,179,350
5Morocco37,344,795
6Saudi Arabia35,340,683
7Yemen30,490,640
8Syria18,275,702
9Somalia16,359,504
10Tunisia11,935,766
11Jordan10,269,021
12United Arab Emirates9,991,089
13Libya6,958,532
14Lebanon6,769,146
15Oman5,223,375
16Palestine5,222,748
17Mauritania4,775,119
18Kuwait4,328,550
19Qatar2,930,528
20Bahrain1,748,296
21Djibouti1,002,187
22Comoros888,451

Arab Countries 2021