List of largest cities in the Arab world

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This is a List of largest cities in the Arab World.

Khartoum, Overview
Damascus, Umayyad Mosque
Jeddah, Seaport
Kuwait City, Overview
Mosul City
Rank Country City Population
(est. 2007)
Foundation date Image
1  Egypt Cairo 17,856,000 969 AD View from Cairo Tower 31march2007.jpg
2  Iraq Baghdad 8,792,000 762 AD Haifa street, as seen from the medical city hospital across the tigres.jpg
3  Saudi Arabia Riyadh 7,200,000 100–200 AD Riyadh city.jpg
4  Saudi Arabia Jeddah 5,318,636 Prehistoric Age Jeddah Seafront.jpg
5  Saudi Arabia Dammam 5,118,636 Housing Dammam.jpg
6  Syria Damascus 4,500,000 1923 AD Toits de Damas.jpg
7  Morocco Casablanca 3,859,858 768 Night of the Hassan II.jpg
8  Syria Aleppo 3,780,000 8000 BC Aleppo Night by Charles Hajj.jpg
9  Egypt Alexandria 3,500,000 331 BC Flickr - Daveness 98 - Is this really Africa.jpg
10  Egypt Shubra al Khaymah 3,510,000 1094 AD
11  Algeria Algiers 3,518,083 944 AD Algiers coast.jpg
12  Iraq Mosul 3,439,800 3000 BC Tigris river Mosul.jpg
13  Iraq Basra 3,250,000 636 AD Basra at night.jpg
14  Saudi Arabia Mecca 3,103,873 Mecca from Jabal Nur.JPG
15  Libya Tripoli 2,624,000 7th century BC Tripoli Central Business District from Oea Park.JPG
16  Jordan Amman 2,525,000 6500 BC Amman.jpg
17  Kuwait Kuwait City 2,380,000 1600 AD Kuwait City cropped.jpg
18  Lebanon Beirut 2,250,912 2000 BC Nejmehsquare.jpg
19  United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi 921,000 2000 BC
20  Morocco Rabat 1,769,858 1146 AD
21  Yemen Sana'a 1,747,627 Prehistoric; 600 BC
22  Iraq Arbil 1,657,000 446 BC
23  Iraq Hilla 1,565,834 6000 BC
24  Egypt Port Said 1,500,000 1839 AD
25  United Arab Emirates Dubai 1,492,000 1821 AD
26  Morocco Marrakech 1,420,000 1070 AD
27  Saudi Arabia Medina 1,300,000 150 BC
28  Yemen Al Hudaydah 1,300,000 ____
29  Sudan Omdurman 1,208,000 1884 AD
30  Egypt Damietta 1,093,580 ____
31  Syria Homs 1,033,000 2300 BC
32  Egypt Kafr Dawar 1,005,000 ____
33  Libya Benghazi 990,000 12,000 BC
34  Morocco Fez 946,815 789 AD
35  Sudan Bahri 932,000 ____
36  Mauritania Nouakchott 881,000 1958 AD
37  Iraq Sulaymaniyah 800,000 1784 AD
38  Morocco Safi 793,000 ____
39  Jordan Zarqa 792,665 ____
40  Algeria Oran 771,066 903 AD
41  Iraq Kirkuk 755,700 1360 BC
42  Egypt Ismailia 752,000 ____
43  Saudi Arabia Dammam 750,000 1923
44  Tunisia Tunis 750,000 2000 BC
45  Morocco Agadir 678,596 Before the 2nd century AD
46  Morocco Tangier 669,680 400 BC
47  United Arab Emirates Sharjah 636,000 3000 BC
48  Egypt Shibin El Kom 630,000 ____
49  Qatar Doha 612,707 1850 BC
50  Libya Misratah 601,112
51  Oman Muscat 606,024 6000 BC[1]
52  Oman Matrah 650,000 ____
53  Yemen Aden 590,000 100 BC
54  Iraq Najaf 585,000 791 AD
55  Iraq Karbala 572,300 680 AD
56  Syria Latakia 554,000 1200 BC
57  Tunisia Sousse 540,000 1200 BC
58  Morocco Meknes 536,322 700 AD
59  Lebanon Tripoli 533,000 1400 BC
60  Egypt Asyut 530,000 3100 BC
61  Saudi Arabia Taif 521,273 ____
62  Morocco Oujda 510,000 994 AD
63  Algeria Constantine 507,224 203 BC
64  Saudi Arabia Buraydah 505,000 969 AD
65  Egypt Suez 497,000 1859 AD
66  Saudi Arabia Qatif 475,573 3500 BC
67  Sudan Port Sudan 475,000 1905 AD
68  Egypt El-Mahalla El-Kubra 462,500 1923
69  Saudi Arabia Abha 450,912 1660
70  Saudi Arabia Tabouk 441,351 500 BC
71  Egypt El Mansurah 420,000 1219 AD
72  Syria Hama 410,680 5000 BC
73  Palestinian Authority Gaza 449,221 3000 BC
74  Libya Derna 400,300 12000 BC
75  Iraq Al Kut 400,200 ____
76  Iraq Ramadi 400,000 ____
77  Algeria Annaba 383,504 ____
78  Iraq Fallujah 350,000 258 BC
79  Bahrain Manama 345,000 1345
80  Tunisia Sfax 340,000 849 AD
81  Egypt Tanta 335,000 1060 BC
82  Jordan Irbid 327,543 4000 BC
83  Algeria Batna 317,206 ____
84  Egypt Aswan 270,000 1000 BC
85  Saudi Arabia Ha'il 267,005 1836 AD
86  Lebanon Sidon 266,000 8000 BC
87  Algeria Blida 264,598 ____
88  Algeria Sétif 246,379 297 AD
89  Sudan Kassala 234,622 1840
90  Sudan Al-Ubayyid 229,425 1821
91  Egypt Sohag 209,419 ____
92  Lebanon Jounieh 203,000 1000 BC
93  Lebanon Zahlé 200,000 1700

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rice (1994), p.255-256