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 1948 AD View of 5th circle from Wadi Saqra.jpg
8  Syria

Rif Damashq.svg

Damascus 3,780,000 2000 BC Toits de Damas.jpg
9  Egypt Alexandria 3,500,000 331 BC Alexandria - Egypt.jpg
10  Egypt Shubra al Khaymah 3,510,000 1094 AD
11  Algeria Algiers 3,518,083 944 AD Algiers coast.jpg
12  Iraq

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (disputed) Battle of Mosul (2016–2017).svg

Mosul 3,439,800 3000 BC
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  Kuwait Kuwait City 2,380,000 1613 AD Kuwait City cropped.jpg
17  Lebanon Beirut 2,250,912 1000 BC Nejmehsquare.jpg
18  Syria

 Rojava (only in Sheikh Maqsood) Rif Aleppo2.svg

Aleppo 2,132,100 6300 BC Aleppo Night by Charles Hajj.jpg
19  Morocco Rabat 1,769,858 1146 AD
20  Yemen Sana'a 1,747,627 Prehistoric; 6000 BC
21  Iraq

Iraqi Kurdistan Iraqi Kurdistan

Arbil 1,657,000 446 BC
22  Iraq Hilla 1,565,834 6000 BC
23  Egypt Port Said 1,500,000 1839 AD
24  United Arab Emirates Dubai 1,492,000 1891 AD
25  Morocco Marrakech 1,420,000 1070 AD
26  Saudi Arabia Medina 1,300,000 150 BC
27  Yemen Al Hudaydah 1,300,000 350 AD
28  Sudan Omdurman 1,208,000 1884 AD
29  Egypt Damietta 1,093,580 ____
30  Syria Homs 1,033,000 2300 BC
31  Egypt Kafr Dawar 1,005,000 ____
32  Libya Benghazi 990,000 12,000 BC
33  Morocco Fez 946,815 789 AD
34  Sudan Bahri 932,000 ____
35  United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi 921,000 1842 AD
36  Mauritania Nouakchott 881,000 1958 AD
37  Iraq

Iraqi Kurdistan Iraqi Kurdistan

Sulaymaniyah 800,000 1784 AD
38  Morocco Safi 793,000 ____
39  Jordan Zarqa 792,665 ____
40  Algeria Oran 771,066 903 AD
41  Iraq

 Iraqi Kurdistan

Kirkuk 755,700 1360 BC
42  Egypt Ismailia 752,000 ____
43  Saudi Arabia Dammam 750,000 1923
44  Tunisia Tunis 750,000 1000 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 1905 AD
48  Egypt Shibin El Kom 630,000 ____
49  Qatar Doha 612,707 1850 AD
50  Libya Misrata 601,112
51  Oman Muscat 606,024 6000 BC[1]
52  Oman Matrah 650,000 ____
53  Yemen Aden 590,000 5300 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 1000 BC
83  Algeria Batna 317,206 ____
84  Egypt Aswan 270,000 2000 BC
85  Saudi Arabia Ha'il 267,005 115 AD
86  Lebanon Sidon 266,000 8000 BC
87  Algeria Blida 264,598 ____
88  Algeria Sétif 246,379 297 AD
89  Syria

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

Deir ez-Zor 239,196 1867
90  Sudan Kassala 234,622 1840
91  Sudan Al-Ubayyid 229,425 1821
92 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Raqqa 220,268 244-242 BCE
93  Egypt Sohag 209,419 ____
94  Lebanon Jounieh 203,000 1000 BC
95  Lebanon Zahlé 200,000 1700

References[edit]

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