Geography of the Arab League
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The Arab League is a regional organization of Arab states that have a combined area of 13 million km².
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The highest point in the Arab League is in Morocco called Jbel Toubkal, standing 4,165m tall, making it the 40th highest place on earth, and 6th in Africa, next comes Jabal an Nabi Shu'ayb in Yemen and Cheekha Dar in Iraq. While the lowest point in the Arab League is the Dead sea, it is also the lowest on Earth in Jordan.
Geographical terrains in the Arab League can be divided into three, the Huge Arid Desert covering most of it, the fertile South and North and finally the High Mountains of Atlas, Ahaggar, Zagros and Lebanon, along with the Hijaz Mountain range.
The AL can also be divided into two main geographical regions, the Asian part, which has 12 states and the Africa part which is the larger part and has 10 states. neighboring the League are 14 land neighbors and 4 sea neighbors. Senegal, Mali, Niger, Chad, Central Africa, DR. Congo, South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Israel, Turkey and Iran are all land neighbors. while Spain, Malta, Italy, Cyprus and Madagascar are all Sea neighbors.
Culturally the Arab States can be divided into 5 regions.
- The Maghreb, which includes Morocco, Mauritania, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya.
- The Mashriq, which includes Lebanon, Syria, Palestine and Jordan
- The Nile Valley, which includes the Fertile lands of Egypt and Sudan.
- The Persian Gulf, which includes the oil rich states of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Iraq.
- The Bab-el-Mandeb, which includes Yemen, Somalia, Djibouti, and Comoros.
Based on the UN regional Geographical divisions of the world, the Arab League Members are divided in three regions.
- Western Asia
- Saudi Arabia
- North Africa
- West Africa
- East Africa
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Most of the Arab League falls in the driest region of the world, as almost 80% of the Arab world is covered in desert, stretching from Mauritania and Morocco to Oman and UAE. The second most common terrain is the semi-arid Terrain, also found in all Arab countries except Lebanon and Comoros.
The moderate Mediterranean climate has the highest population density in the Arab World, with most of its 350 million citizen living within this region.
Several deserts span the Arab League:
- Ad-Dahna Desert
- Arabian Desert
- Bayuda Desert
- Eastern Desert
- Danakil Desert
- Libyan Desert
- Naqab Desert
- Nefud Desert
- Nubian Desert
- Rub' al Khali Desert
- the Great Sahara Desert
- Syrian Desert
- Tihamah Desert
- White Desert