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The Arab League (Arabic: الجامعة العربيةal-Jāmiʻa al-ʻArabiyya), offeecially cried the League o Arab States (Arabic: جامعة الدول العربيةJāmiʻat ad-Duwal al-ʻArabiyya), is a regional organisation o Arab states in North an Northeast Africae, an Soothwast Asie (Middle East). It wis formit in Cairo on 22 Mairch 1945 wi sax members: Egypt, Iraq, Transjordan (renamit Jordan in 1949), Lebanon, Saudi Arabie, an Sirie. Yemen joined as a member on 5 Mey 1945. The Arab League currently haes 21 members an fower observers. The main goal o the league is tae "draw closer the relations atween member States an co-ordinate collaboration atween them, tae safeguard their unthirldom an sovereignty, an tae consider in a general way the affairs an interests o the Arab kintras."[3]

League o Arab States
جامعة الدول العربية
Jāmiʻat ad-Duwal al-ʻArabīyah
Banner o the Arab League
Emblem o the Arab League
Location o the Arab League
Admeenistrative centre Cairo, Egyp a
Offeecial leids
Demonym Arabs
Teep Regional organisation
Ahmed Aboul Gheit
Ali Al-Daqbaashi
Legislatur Arab Pairlament
22 Mairch 1945
• Tot aurie
13,132,327 km2 (5,070,420 sq mi)
• 2015 estimate
• Density
27.17/km2 (70.4/sq mi)
GDP (PPP) 2016 estimate
• Total
$6.484 trillion (4t)
• Per capita
GDP (nominal) 2011 estimate
• Tot
$3.526 trillion
• Per capita
Time zone UTC+0 tae +4
  1. Frae 1979 tae 1989, Tunis, Tunisie.
  2. Suspendit. The Sirian Naitional Coalition currently represents Sirie.


  1. Syria suspended from Arab League, The Guardian
  2. tot population 450 million, CIA Factbook estimates an Arab population o 533 million, see airticle text.
  3. "Pact of the League of Arab States, 22 March 1945". The Avalon Project. Yale Law School. 1998. Archived frae the oreeginal on 25 July 2008. Retrieved 15 July 2012.