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List of largest cities in the Arab world
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
Largest cities in the Arab world by official cities proper:[2][better source needed]
RankCountryCityPopulationFounding dateImage
1
 Egypt
Cairo9,500,000
968 CE[4]
2
 Iraq
Baghdad8,126,755762 CE[5]
3
 Saudi Arabia
Riyadh7,676,6541746 CE[6]
4
 Egypt
Alexandria4,984,387332 BCE[7]
5
 Saudi Arabia
Jeddah4,276,000522 BCE[8]
6 JordanAmman4,007,5267250 BCE[9][10]
7
 Algeria
Algiers3,915,811944 CE[11]
8
 Morocco
Casablanca3,359,8187th century BCE[12]
9 United Arab EmiratesDubai3,287,0071833 CE[13]
10 SudanKhartoum2,919,7731824 CE[14]
11 United Arab EmiratesAbu Dhabi2,784,4901761 CE[15]
12 KuwaitKuwait City2,380,0001613 CE[16]
13
 Lebanon
Beirut2,200,000500 BCE[17]
14
 Syria
Damascus2,079,000[18]~8,000–10,000 BCE (believed to be the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world)[19]
15
 Tunisia
Tunis1,993,000814 BCE[20]
16
 Yemen
Sana'a1,937,451~500 BCE (possibly earlier)[21]
17 QatarDoha1,850,0001823 CE[22]
18
 Syria
Aleppo1,800,000~5,000 BCE[23]
See also
References
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  4. ^ "Egypt – Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme". Archived from the original on 21 August 2011. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  5. ^ Corzine, Phyllis (2005). The Islamic Empire. Thomson Gale. pp. 68–69.
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  10. ^ "The Old Testament Kingdoms of Jordan". kinghussein.gov.jo. kinghussein.gov.jo. Retrieved 2015-10-10.
  11. ^ Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Algiers" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 24 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. pp. 653–655.
  12. ^ "Virtual Jewish World: Casablanca, Morocco". Jewishvirtuallibrary.org. Retrieved 17 April 2011.
  13. ^ "تاريخ دبي". حكومة دبي. حكومة دبي‎. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  14. ^ Abdel Salam Sidahmed; Alsir Sidahmed (2004). "Chronology". Sudan. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-134-47947-4.
  15. ^ Malcolm C. Peck (2007). "Chronology". Historical Dictionary of the Gulf Arab States. USA: Scarecrow Press. ISBN 978-0-8108-6416-0.
  16. ^ Al-Jassar, Mohammad Khalid A. (May 2009). Constancy and Change in Contemporary Kuwait City: The Socio-cultural Dimensions of the Kuwait Courtyard and Diwaniyya (PhD thesis). The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. p. 64. ISBN 978-1-109-22934-9​.​[​permanent dead link]
  17. ^ Meguerditchian, Van (28 June 2012). "Construction firm demolishes Phoenician port". The Daily Star. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  18. ^ Central Bureau of Statistics of Syria. "2019 Statistical Abstract (in Arabic)". Retrieved October 7, 2020.
  19. ^ {cite web|author=UNESCO World Heritage Centre|title=Ancient City of Damascus|url=​https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/20/}}
  20. ^ Serge Lancel (1995). Carthage. Translated by Antonia Nevill. Oxford: Blackwell. pp. 20–23.
  21. ^ Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Sana" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 24 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. pp. 125–126.
  22. ^ Dumper, Michael; Stanley, Bruce E.; Abu-Lughod, Janet L. (2007). Cities of the Middle East and North Africa: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO. ISBN 1-57607-919-8.
  23. ^ Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition (2010)
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