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Arabic: ¢arabiyya

Area made up of the Arabian Peninsula comprising the national states of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Yemen.
Arabia has a surface area of about 3 million km², and a population of about 35 million.
Arabia is bordered by the Persian Gulf to the north, the Gulf of Oman, the Arabian Sea, and the Gulf of Aden to the east, and the Red Sea to the west.
Arabia has several regions defined by history and tradition, as well as geography. The largest are Hijaz and Najd which today are in modern Saudi Arabia. Tihama is the southern coast along the Red Sea. Dhofar is the green and fertile region of southern Oman.

By Tore Kjeilen