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 9,028,636 762 AD Haifa street, as seen from the medical city hospital across the tigres.jpg
3  Saudi Arabia Riyadh 5,899,528 100–200 AD Riyadh city.jpg
4  Saudi Arabia Jeddah 5,318,636 600 BC Jeddah Seafront.jpg
5  Saudi Arabia Dammam 5,118,636 1923 Housing Dammam.jpg
6  Morocco Casablanca 4,750,000 768 AD Night of the Hassan II.jpg
7  Jordan Amman 4,044,000 7250 BC View of 5th circle from Wadi Saqra.jpg
9  Syria Damascus 3,780,000 8000 BC Toits de Damas.jpg
10  Egypt Alexandria 3,500,000 331 BC Alexandria - Egypt.jpg
11  Egypt Shubra al Khaymah 3,510,000 1094 AD
12  Algeria Algiers 3,518,083 944 AD Algiers coast.jpg
13  Iraq Mosul 3,439,800 3000 BC
14  Iraq Basra 3,250,000 636 AD Basra at night.jpg
15  Saudi Arabia Mecca 3,103,873 Mecca from Jabal Nur.JPG
16  Libya Tripoli 2,624,000 7th century BC Tripoli Central Business District from Oea Park.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  Syria Aleppo 2,132,100 6300 BC Aleppo Night by Charles Hajj.jpg
20 1.280.00  United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi 921,000 2000 BC
21  Morocco Rabat 1,769,858 1146 AD
22  Yemen Sana'a 1,747,627 Prehistoric; 600 BC
23  Iraq

Iraqi Kurdistan Iraqi Kurdistan

Arbil 1,657,000 446 BC
24  Iraq Hilla 1,565,834 6000 BC
25  Egypt Port Said 1,500,000 1839 AD
26  United Arab Emirates Dubai 1,492,000 1821 AD
27  Morocco Marrakech 1,420,000 1070 AD
28  Saudi Arabia Medina 1,300,000 150 BC
29  Yemen Al Hudaydah 1,300,000 ____
30  Sudan Omdurman 1,208,000 1884 AD
31  Egypt Damietta 1,093,580 ____
32  Syria Homs 1,033,000 2300 BC
33  Egypt Kafr Dawar 1,005,000 ____
34  Libya

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (disputed)

Benghazi 990,000 12,000 BC
35  Morocco Fez 946,815 789 AD
36  Sudan Bahri 932,000 ____
37  Mauritania Nouakchott 881,000 1958 AD
38  Iraq

Iraqi Kurdistan Iraqi Kurdistan

Sulaymaniyah 800,000 1784 AD
39  Morocco Safi 793,000 ____
40  Jordan Zarqa 792,665 ____
41  Algeria Oran 771,066 903 AD
42  Iraq Kirkuk 755,700 1360 BC
43  Egypt Ismailia 752,000 ____
44  Saudi Arabia Dammam 750,000 1923
45  Tunisia Tunis 750,000 2000 BC
46  Morocco Agadir 678,596 Before the 2nd century AD
47  Morocco Tangier 669,680 400 BC
48  United Arab Emirates Sharjah 636,000 3000 BC
49  Egypt Shibin El Kom 630,000 ____
50  Qatar Doha 612,707 1850 BC
51  Libya Misrata 601,112
52  Oman Muscat 606,024 6000 BC[1]
53  Oman Matrah 650,000 ____
54  Yemen Aden 590,000 100 BC
55  Iraq Najaf 585,000 791 AD
56  Iraq Karbala 572,300 680 AD
57  Syria Latakia 554,000 1200 BC
58  Tunisia Sousse 540,000 1200 BC
59  Morocco Meknes 536,322 700 AD
60  Lebanon Tripoli 533,000 1400 BC
61  Egypt Asyut 530,000 3100 BC
62  Saudi Arabia Taif 521,273 ____
63  Morocco Oujda 510,000 994 AD
64  Algeria Constantine 507,224 203 BC
65  Saudi Arabia Buraydah 505,000 969 AD
66  Egypt Suez 497,000 1859 AD
67  Saudi Arabia Qatif 475,573 3500 BC
68  Sudan Port Sudan 475,000 1905 AD
69  Egypt El-Mahalla El-Kubra 462,500 1923
70  Saudi Arabia Abha 450,912 1660
71  Saudi Arabia Tabouk 441,351 500 BC
72  Egypt El Mansurah 420,000 1219 AD
73  Syria Hama 410,680 5000 BC
74  Palestinian Authority Gaza 449,221 3000 BC
75  Libya Derna 400,300 12000 BC
76  Iraq Al Kut 400,200 ____
77  Iraq Ramadi 400,000 ____
78  Algeria Annaba 383,504 ____
79  Iraq Fallujah 350,000 258 BC
80  Bahrain Manama 345,000 1345
81  Tunisia Sfax 340,000 849 AD
82  Egypt Tanta 335,000 1060 BC
83  Jordan Irbid 327,543 4000 BC
84  Algeria Batna 317,206 ____
85  Egypt Aswan 270,000 1000 BC
86  Saudi Arabia Ha'il 267,005 1836 AD
87  Lebanon Sidon 266,000 8000 BC
88  Algeria Blida 264,598 ____
89  Algeria Sétif 246,379 297 AD
90  Sudan Kassala 234,622 1840
91  Sudan Al-Ubayyid 229,425 1821
92  Egypt Sohag 209,419 ____
93  Lebanon Jounieh 203,000 1000 BC
94  Lebanon Zahlé 200,000 1700

References[edit]

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