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 2021 Population
Egypt104,258,327
Sudan44,909,353
Algeria44,616,624
Iraq41,179,350
Morocco37,344,795
Saudi Arabia35,340,683
Yemen30,490,640
Syria18,275,702
Somalia16,359,504
Tunisia11,935,766
Jordan10,269,021
United Arab Emirates9,991,089
Libya6,958,532
Lebanon6,769,146
Oman5,223,375
Palestine5,222,748
Mauritania4,775,119
Kuwait4,328,550
Qatar2,930,528
Bahrain1,748,296
Djibouti1,002,187
Comoros888,451

Arab Countries 2021