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

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

Rank Country City Population Founding date Image
1  Egypt Cairo 9,500,000

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968 CE[4] مصر العظيمة.jpg
2  Saudi Arabia Riyadh 7,676,654 1746 CE[5] Masmak Castle from Thumairi.jpg
3  Iraq Baghdad 6,719,500 762 CE[6] المدرسة المستنصرية في بغداد (3).jpg
4  Egypt Alexandria 4,984,387 332 BCE[7] Citadel of Qaitbay - Sea View.jpg
5  Saudi Arabia Jeddah 4,276,000 522 BCE[8] AlBalad CoralHouses.JPG
6  Jordan Amman 4,007,526 7250 BCE[9][10] Umayyad Palace020.JPG
7  Algeria Algiers 3,915,811 944 CE[11] Alger Grande-Poste IMG 0875.JPG
8  Morocco Casablanca 3,359,818 7th century BCE[12] Old Medina, Casablanca, a view from United Nations square.JPG
9  United Arab Emirates Dubai 3,287,007 1833 CE[13] Camello y campamento, Al Bastakiya, Dubai, 2009-11-23, DD 8878.jpg
10  Sudan Khartoum 2,919,773 1824 CE[14] University of Khartoum 002.jpg
11  United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi 2,784,490 1761 CE[15] Sheikh Zayed Mosque view.jpg
12  Kuwait Kuwait City 2,380,000 1613 CE[16] Seifpalace.jpg
13  Lebanon Beirut 2,200,000 500 BCE[17] ChurchMosque.jpg
14  Tunisia Tunis 1,993,000 814 BCE[18] MosqueeEzzeitounaTunis 1.JPG
15  Yemen Sana'a 1,937,451 ~500 BCE (possibly earlier)[19] Sana'a, Yemen (14667934933).jpg
16  Qatar Doha 1,850,000 1823 CE[20] Fuerte Al Koot, Doha, Catar, 2013-08-06, DD 03.JPG
17  Syria Aleppo 1,800,000 ~5,000 BCE[21] Great Aleppo mosque 176.jpg

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