List of largest cities in the Arab world

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This is a list of largest cities in the Arab world. The Arab world is here defined as the 22 member states of the Arab League.[1]

Largest cities[edit]

Largest cities in the Arab world by official cities proper:[2][better source needed]

Rank Country City Population Founding date Image
1 Egypt Cairo 19,500,000[3] 968 CE[4] مصر العظيمة.jpg
2 Iraq Baghdad 8,405,172 762 CE[5] المدرسة المستنصرية في بغداد (3).jpg
3 Saudi Arabia Riyadh 8,216,284 715 BC[6] Masmak Castle from Thumairi.jpg
4 Sudan Khartoum 5,490,000 1824 CE[7] University of Khartoum 002.jpg
5 Jordan Amman 5,020,000 7250 BCE[8][9] Umayyad Palace020.JPG
6 Egypt Alexandria 4,960,000 332 BCE[10] Citadel of Qaitbay - Sea View.jpg
7 Kuwait Kuwait City 4,860,000 1613 CE[11] Seifpalace.jpg
8 Morocco Casablanca 4,410,000 7th century BCE[12] Old Medina, Casablanca, a view from United Nations square.JPG
9 United Arab Emirates Dubai 4,177,059 1833 CE[13] Camello y campamento, Al Bastakiya, Dubai, 2009-11-23, DD 8878.jpg
10 Saudi Arabia Jeddah 3,975,000 522 BCE[14] AlBalad CoralHouses.JPG
11 Syria Aleppo 3,890,000 5,000 BCE[15] Great Aleppo mosque 176.jpg
11 Algeria Algiers 3,790,000 944 CE[16] Alger Grande-Poste IMG 0875.JPG
12 Yemen Sana'a 3,425,000 ~500 BCE (possibly earlier)[17] Sana'a, Yemen (14667934933).jpg
13 Syria Damascus 2,690,000 6,300 BCE (possibly earlier)[18] Umayyad Mosque-Dome of the Treasury211099.jpg
14 Somalia Mogadishu 2,590,000 950 CE[19] Mogadishu city centre - 1960s.jpg
15 Lebanon Beirut 2,285,000 500 BCE[20] ChurchMosque.jpg
16 Tunisia Tunis 2,280,000 814 BCE[21] MosqueeEzzeitounaTunis 1.JPG
17 Morocco Rabat 2,105,000 1150 CE[22] Hassan Tower.jpg
18 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi 1,840,000 1761 CE[23] Sheikh Zayed Mosque view.jpg
19 Saudi Arabia Mecca 1,755,000 1812 BCE[24][25] Al-Haram mosque - Flickr - Al Jazeera English.jpg
20 Qatar Doha 1,745,000 1823 CE[26] Fuerte Al Koot, Doha, Catar, 2013-08-06, DD 03.JPG

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