The population of the Arab world, its economy, and the most important customs and traditions of the Arab world

The population of the Arab world, its economy, and the most important customs and traditions of the Arab world

Population of the Arab World The Arab world is a term with a political and geographical dimension for a group of Arab countries linked across borders, and these countries share one language and different dialects in each country, so I invite you to learn more on the Egypt Brief website.

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Arab world

  • A common group of Arab states, besides borders and language in history and culture, these Arab states are located in West Asia, North and East Africa, extending from the westernmost point of Egypt’s Atlantic Brief to the Arabian Sea and the Persian Gulf on the east bank.
  • The Arab world includes 22 countries in Africa and Asia, ten countries in the African continent, and twelve countries in the Asian continent.
  • The countries of the African continent are the Brief Republic of Egypt, Libya, the Republic of Sudan, the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria and the Republic of Tunisia.
  • In addition to the Comoros, known as the Kingdom of Morocco, the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Djibouti, the Republic of Somalia and the Comoros Islands.
  • The countries in Asia are Palestine, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Lebanese Republic, the Syrian Arab Republic, the Iraqi Republic, Kuwait and Qatar.
  • As well as the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, the Sultanate of Oman, the Republic of Yemen and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Residents of the Arab world 2020

  • The population of the Arab world varies between each Arab country, Egypt is the largest Arab country with a population of 102,334,404 people, and Comoros is the least densely populated country with a population of 869,601 people.
  • Algeria is the second most populous country after the Republic of Egypt, with a population of 43,851,044, followed by Sudan, which has a population of 43,849,260.
  • Iraq ranks fourth with a population of 4,022,493 people, followed by Morocco, which has a population of 36,910,560, and Saudi Arabia, which has a population of 34,813,871.
  • The population of the Republic of Yemen is 2,9825,964, followed by the Syrian Arab Republic, which has a population of 1,7,500,658.
  • It is followed by Somalia with a population of 158,93222, followed by the Republic of Tunisia with a population of 118,18619, and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, 10,203,134 people.
  • The United Arab Emirates has a population of 9,890,402 people, Lebanon has a population of 6,825,445 and Libya has a population of 6,871,292 people.
  • Its population is 5,101,414, followed by the Sultanate of Oman, which has a population of 5,106,626, and the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, which has a population of 4,649,626.
  • It is followed by Kuwait with a population of 4,270,571 people, followed by Qatar with a population of 2,881,053, followed by Bahrain 1,701,575, then Djibouti with 988,000 people, and then Comoros with 869,601 people.
  • The United Nations Population Fund announced that the population of the Arab world has reached 377 million, and the total world population has reached 7.7 billion, while the proportion of young people between the ages of 10 and 24 years is 28% of the total population of the Arab world.

Population Distribution

  • The Arab world extends from the Persian Gulf in the east to Egypt’s Atlantic Brief in twenty-two countries in the west, and all Arab countries join the Arab League and its entire area is 14 million square kilometers.
  • The countries of the Arab world are divided into four groups. The first group is the Nile Valley group and the Horn of Africa, and it includes the Republic of Egypt Brief, the Republic of Sudan, the Republic of Somalia, the Comoros Islands, and Djibouti.
  • The second group is the North African group, which includes Libya, the Republic of Tunisia, the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, the Kingdom of Morocco and the Islamic Republic of Mauritania.
  • The third group is the Fertile Crescent, which includes the Republic of Iraq, the Syrian Arab Republic, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Lebanese Republic, and Palestine.
  • The fourth group is the group of the Arabian Peninsula and the Arab graduate countries, and includes the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Republic of Yemen, the Sultanate of Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Kuwait.
  • According to the 2000 report, the population of the Arab world in the first group is 38% of the total population of the Arab world, which is approximately 109 million people, but in 1950 they reached 44%.
  • The second group, North Africa, represents a quarter of the population of the Arab world, from 30% in 1950 to 27% in 2000, and the proportion is expected to reach 20% by 2050.
  • The Fertile Crescent, the Arabian Peninsula, and the Persian Gulf make up the rest of the total population with an average of 17-18% per group.
  • Egypt was the most populous country with a population of 28% of the total population of the Arab world in 1950, Algeria, Sudan, and Morocco ranked second in population sizes ranging from 11-12% per country.
  • Iraq ranks fifth with 7 percent, followed by Yemen, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia, with rates between 5 and 6 percent per country.
  • Lebanon, Jordan, Libya, Mauritania and Palestine each make up 7%, while Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates represent less than 1% of the total population of the Arab world.

Information about the Arab world

  • The population of the Arab world is culturally diverse due to the abundance of archaeological sites, with most of the population of the ancient world applying to the Arab world.
  • There are many important tourist cities in the Arab world, among them are many archaeological sites such as Cairo, the capital of Egypt, the most important of which are the pyramids, Al-Azhar Park, and the village of Pharaoh.
  • Abu Dhabi, one of the cities of the United Arab Emirates, is home to a number of archaeological tourist destinations, the most important of which are the Abu Dhabi Corniche, the water park, and the Abu Dhabi Zoo.
  • The Lebanese capital and its main tourist attractions include Zaytouna Bay, which stretches along the Mediterranean coast, the Ottoman-style Muhammad Al-Amin Mosque, and Waves Water Park, which includes several hotels, huge parks and children’s playgrounds.
  • Although it is associated with culture, language, and borders, the climate differs from one country to another and this climate has led to the diversity of agricultural products in the land.
  • There are three climatic zones in the countries of the Arab world: the desert climate, the tropical climate, the Mediterranean climate, and the tropical climate.
  • The geographical location of the Arab world has gained great importance in the most strategic regions of the world, starting from the Atlantic Brief of Egypt in the west to the Persian Gulf in the east, the Arabian Sea in the south and the Mediterranean Sea in the north.
  • There are many straits and channels in the Arab world due to the presence of the hills and plains that led to its formation, including the Strait of Hormuz, the Bab al-Mandab Strait, the Strait of Tiran, the Strait of Gibraltar and the Suez Canal.
  • There is an abundance of agricultural land in the Arab world, especially around the main inland rivers and the rivers of the Maghreb such as the Nile River in the Egyptian Brief Republic, and the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in Iraq.
  • The Arab world is characterized by the increasing population of the Arab world, the abundance of natural and mineral resources, and along with these natural resources comes oil, which is the essence and basis of modern life and the fuel of the modern economy.
  • As for the geographical location, the lands of the Arab world are located in the southwest of the Asian continent and the northern part of the African continent, and the astronomical location is between two circles in latitude from 2 degrees south of the equator to 37.5 degrees north of the equator.
  • It is located 60 degrees east of Greenwich between two longitudes 17 degrees west of Greenwich, with the exception of the Comoros at 12 degrees.
  • Speaking of the Arab world, its area is 13 million 487 thousand 814 square kilometers, 22% of its area is in the Asian continent and 78% is in the African continent.
  • The Arab world is located between the continents of the Old World, Asia, Africa and Europe, while the regions are located in Asia and Africa and are separated by the Red Sea.
  • The Arab coast of the Arab world overlooks the Red Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Sea, in addition to the Atlantic Brief of Egypt to the west and the Indian Ocean to the east, and its area is 22,828 square kilometers.
  • Sudan was the largest country in the Arab world before a piece was taken to declare the territory of South Sudan because it is currently the largest Arab country in terms of area.
  • The state of Algeria is the largest Arab country in the region and ranks first, followed by Saudi Arabia, followed by Sudan and Libya.

The economy of the Arab world

  • The economic pillars that exist in the Arab world are different, but they need effective and organized strategic planning to push the economy forward.
  • Among the most important of these pillars are the minerals found in the mountains of the Arab world, which are rich in precious metals, which are among the most expensive of these pillars in the world, including iron and manganese.
  • It owns the largest oil resource in the Arab world, especially Saudi Arabia and Iraq, but the Arab world needs projects to develop and invest oil resources.
  • In addition to chemicals in the Arab world, the most important of which are phosphates, the Arab world is the first region in the world in the production of phosphates.
  • Marine Wealth Due to the location of the Arab world on a number of water bodies, marine wealth is considered one of the most important economic resources in the world.
  • Livestock also stems from the Arab desire to raise sheep and cattle in barns and homes, but these livestock need environmental management to help them dispose of waste properly.
  • Agricultural wealth is the main craft that the inhabitants of the Arab world have taken to live in since ancient times, and wheat is one of the most important agricultural products in the Arab world.

Traditions and customs of the Arab world

With the increase in the population of the Arab world, the customs and traditions in it increased:

  • All countries of the Arab world are linguistically and socially similar. Marriage rates are high in the Arab world, and early marriage leads to high population growth.
  • As a feature found in the Arab world, generosity is one of the traditions rooted in the inhabitants of the Arab world.
  • Hospitality is one of the most important traditions of the inhabitants of the Arab world, as this is a sacred duty due to their Bedouin Arab origins and their constant travel, so some needed hospitality to survive.
  • Over time, this tradition spread from generation to generation among all Arabs, not just Bedouins.
  • Since the elderly help children to make important and fateful decisions, they have the right to respect the elderly, receive their advice and respect their opinions, and the elderly have priority in everyday life.
  • As for the youth, with the affection of the inhabitants of the Arab world for youth, they give them the greatest possible care and attention, and give them the best help and assistance when they need it.
  • Forgiveness, where the inhabitants of the Arab world forgive others, stand up and forgive them and always make excuses for them, following authentic Arab traditions inherited from their ancestors. s
  • Despite the population growth, burdens, dependency and ignorance of women, especially in the Arab world, this did not prevent them from practicing the customs and traditions of generosity and hospitality throughout the country.

The Arab world is a geographical area that spans across 22 countries and extends over 13 million square kilometers. The population of the Arab world is 377 million, but its population varies from country to country.


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