The Arab World (Al-Alam Al-Arabi or Arabia) consists of 22 Arabic speaking countries located in North Africa and South-Western Asia. Its area stretches from the Arabian Gulf to the Atlantic Ocean, covering the Gulf region, Levant region, Nile region and Maghreb region.
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The Arab World is rich in oil and natural gas, as well as other minerals and natural resources.
The Arabian history is rich in culture, achievments and inventions. Arabia is known as the cradle of civilizations. Over time, many civilizations and empires have emerged from the Arab World or have conquered the Arab lands, leaving lots of historic and archaeological remains in many regions.
The Arab World is the cradle of the monotheistic (divine) religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. It has a wealth of religious sites, which makes it a main destination for religious tourism, and attracts millions of pilgrimages each year from all around the world.
The Arab World has lots of beautiful natural scenery including deserts, oases, mountains, caves, meadows and beaches. Arab Tourism is a major sector of its economy, and attracts millions of tourists each year.
The population of the Arab World exceeds 360 millions. The main spoken language is the Arabic language, with a different dialect in each country. Other spoken languages are English and French, in addition to local native and urban languages.
Arabic food differs from one region to another in the Arab World, but mostly it is one of the healthiest cuisines, specially in the Mediterranean countries.