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League of Arab States

The League of Arab States, also known as the Arab League, is a regional organization founded on March 22, 1945, to promote economic, cultural, and political cooperation among its member states. The League is made up of 22 member countries located in the Middle East and North Africa, including Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.

The League of Arab States aims to strengthen ties and cooperation among its members in several areas, including trade, finance, education, and scientific research. It also works to promote Arab culture and identity and to protect the rights and interests of Arab peoples around the world. The League is headquartered in Cairo, Egypt, and has various institutions and bodies, including the Council of the League, the General Secretariat, and multiple committees and specialized agencies.

One of the critical functions of the League is to coordinate political positions and policies among its members, particularly on issues of regional importance. The League has played a role in several conflicts in the Middle East, including the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Syrian civil war, and the war in Yemen. It has also been involved in efforts to promote peace and stability in the region, including establishing the Arab Peace Initiative in 2002, which calls for a comprehensive peace settlement between Israel and the Arab states.

List of League of Arab States member countries

Flag CountryPopulationArea(km2)
Flag of AlgeriaAlgeria43,900,0002,381,741
Flag of BahrainBahrain1,569,446780
Flag of ComorosComoros850,6881,861
Flag of DjiboutiDjibouti921,80423,200
Flag of EgyptEgypt100,075,4801,010,408
Flag of IraqIraq38,433,600437,072
Flag of JordanJordan10,658,12389,342
Flag of KuwaitKuwait4,420,11017,818
Flag of LebanonLebanon6,859,40810,452
Flag of LibyaLibya6,871,2871,759,541
Flag of MauritaniaMauritania4,403,3131,030,000
Flag of MoroccoMorocco37,037,908710,850
Flag of OmanOman4,829,473309,500
Flag of QatarQatar2,795,48411,581
Flag of Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia34,218,1692,149,690
Flag of SomaliaSomalia15,893,219637,657
Flag of SudanSudan41,592,5391,886,068
Flag of SyriaSyria17,500,657185,180
Flag of TunisiaTunisia11,722,038163,610
Flag of United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates9,890,40083,600
Flag of YemenYemen28,498,683527,968