|Continent||Asia and Africa|
|o Total||13,333,296 km2 (5,148,014 sq mi)|
|Highest point||Jbel Toubkal|
|Lowest point||Lac Assal|
The Arab world consists of 22 countries located in Western Asia, Northern Africa, the Maghreb, the Horn of Africa, and the Indian Ocean. It covers a combined area of 13 million km². It extends from Morocco in the west, southward to the Comoros, eastward to Somalia, and northward to Iraq.
The geography of each country:
Terrains in the area can be divided into three main types: the large arid desert covering most of it, the fertile south and north, and finally the high mountains of the Atlas, Ahaggar, Zagros and the Anti-Lebanon mountains, along with the Hijaz Mountain range.
The Arab world can also be divided into two continental parts: Asian, which has 12 states, and African, which is larger and has 10 states. Adjacent to the Arab world are 14 land neighbours and 4 sea neighbours. Geographically, the Arab world countries are further subdivided into four regions:
The Arab world has a high population density, with an estimated 350 million inhabitants. Culturally, the Arab states can be divided into 3 regions:
Most of the Arab world falls in the driest region of the world. Almost 80% of it is covered in desert (10,666,637 of 13,333,296 km2), stretching from Mauritania and Morocco to Oman and the UAE. The second most common terrain is the semi-arid terrain, which found in all Arab countries except Lebanon and Comoros.
Several deserts span the Arab world:
The highest point in the Arab world is in Morocco called Jbel Toubkal, standing 4,165m tall, making it the 40th highest place on earth, and 6th in Africa, next comes Jabal an Nabi Shu'ayb (at 3,666 m) in Yemen and Cheekha Dar (at 3,611 m) in Iraq.