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League of Arab States - 阿拉伯國家聯盟

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The Arab League (Arabic: الجامعة العربية‎), formally the League of Arab States (Arabic: جامعة الدول العربية‎), is a regional organization of Arab states in and around North Africa. It was formed in Cairo on 22 March 1945 with six members: Egypt, Iraq, Transjordan (renamed Jordan in 1949), Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and Syria. Currently, the League has 22 members.

阿拉伯聯盟(阿拉伯文:الجامعة العربية‎),正式名稱為阿拉伯國家聯盟(阿拉伯文:جامعة الدول العربية‎)是阿拉伯國家組成的區域性國際政治組織,會員國橫跨北非、東北非和阿拉伯半島。它於1945年3月22日在開羅設立總部,當時共6個創始會員國:埃及,伊拉克,外約旦(1949年更名為約旦),黎巴嫩,沙烏地阿拉伯和敘利亞。同年5月5日葉門也加入該聯盟成為第7個創始會員國。目前該聯盟會員國共22個。

The League’s main goal is to “draw closer the relations between member States and coordinate collaboration between them, to safeguard their independence and sovereignty, and to consider in a general way the affairs and interests of the Arab countries”.

該聯盟主要宗旨是加強各會員國之間的合作,共同維護各國主權和領土完整,以及共同思考阿拉伯世界的利益。

Official Name: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Capital: Riyadh

National Day: September 23 (1932)

Area: 2.15 million km²

Cities: Riyadh, Makkah, Asir, Medina, Jizan, Qasim.

Languages: Arabic (official) and English (business)

Time Zone: Taiwan – 5 hours

Fiscal Year: Annual calendar

Currency: Riyal Saudita(SAR)

Voltage: 110/220V

Phone Code: +966

Official Name: Sultanate of Oman

Capital: Muscat

National Day: 18 November (1940)

Area: 309,500km²

Cities: Muscat, Al Batinah

Languages: Arabic (official) and English (business)

Time Zone: Taiwan – 4 hours

Fiscal Year: Annual calendar

Currency: Rial (RO)(OMR)

Voltage: 230V

Phone Code: +968

Official Name: Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Capital: Amman

National Day: 25 May (1946)

Area: 89,342km²

Cities: Amman, Zarqa, Mafraq, Jerash, Ajlun

Languages: Arabic; English is used as 2nd language

Time Zone: Taiwan – 5 hours

Fiscal Year: Annual calendar

Currency: Jordanian Dinar(JOD)

Voltage: 230V

Phone Code: +962

Official Name: State of Kuwait

Capital: Kuwait City

National Day: February 25

Area: 17,818 km²

Cities: Kuwait City, Farwaniya, Hawalli

Languages: Arabic, English is used as a 2nd language.

Time Zone: Taiwan – 5 hours

Fiscal Year: April 1 – March 31

Currency: Dinar Kuwaitiano(KWD)

Voltage: 240V

Phone Code: +965

Official Name: United Arab Emirates

Capital: Abu Dhabi

National Day: 2 December (1971)

Area: 83,600 km²

Cities: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah

Languages: Arabic (official) and English widespread as 2nd language

Time Zone: Taiwan – 4 hours

Fiscal Year: Annual calendar

Currency: Dirham (DH)

Voltage: 220V

Phone Code: +971

Official Name: State of Qatar

Capital: Doha

 National Day:18  December (1878)

Area: 11,586 km²

Cities: Doha

Languages: Arabic, English is used as a 2nd language.

Time Zone: Taiwan – 5 hours

Fiscal Year: April 1 – March 31

Currency: Qatari Riyal (QR)

Voltage: 240V

Phone Code: +974

Official Name: Syrian Arab Republic

Capital: Damascus

National Day: April 17th (1946)

Area: 183,885 km²

Cities: Aleppo, Homs, Hama, Hasakah, Idlib

Languages: Arabic, English and French

Time Zone: Taiwan – 5 hours

Fiscal Year: Annual calendar

Currency: Libra Síria(SYP)

Voltage: 220V

Phone Code: +963

Official Name: Arab Republic of Egypt

Capital: Cairo

National Day: 23 July (1952)

Area: 1,010,000 km²

Cities: Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said, Suez, Sharm El Sheikh

Languages: Arabic, English for business

Time Zone: Taiwan – 6 hours

Fiscal Year: July 1 – June 30

Currency: Egyptian Pound(EGP)

Voltage: 220V

Phone Code: +20

Official Name: Republic of Tunisia

Capital: Tunis

National Day: March 20 (1956)

Area:163,610 km²

Cities: Tunisia, Sfax, Sousse, Kairouan, Bizerte

Languages: Arabic, French is used as a 2nd language.

Time Zone: Taiwan – 7 hours

Fiscal Year: Annual calendar

Currency: Dinar Tunisian (TDN)

Voltage: 230V

Phone Code: +216

Official Name: State of Palestine

Capital: Jerusalem

National Day: 15 November 

Area: 370 km²

Cities: Gaza City, Ramallah

Languages: Arabic (official) and English (business)

Time Zone: Taiwan – 5 hours

Fiscal Year: Annual calendar

Currency: US Dollar, Dinar Jordanian

Voltage: 230V

Phone Code: +970

Official Name: Democratic Republic of Algeria

Capital: Algiers

National Day: 5 July (Independence Day) 1962

Area: 2,381,741 km²

Cities: Algiers, Oran, Constantine, Annaba

Languages: Official Arab, French is a second language

Time Zone: Taiwan – 7 hours

Fiscal Year: Annual calendar

Currency: Algerian Dinar (DZD)

Voltage: 230V

Phone Code: +213

Official Name: State of Bahrain

Capital: Manama

National Day: December 16

Area:758 km²

Cities: Manama, Muharraq

Languages: Arabic, English is used as a 2nd language.

Time Zone: Taiwan – 5 hours

Fiscal Year: Annual calendar

Currency: Dinar (BHD)

Voltage: 230V

Phone Code: +973

Official Name: Comoros Union

Capital: Moroni

National Day: July 6

Area: 1,862km²

Cities: Moroni, Mutsamudu, Fomboni

Languages: Arabic (official) and French (business)

Time Zone: Taiwan – 5 hours

Fiscal Year: July 1st – June 30th

Currency: Franco Comoros (KMF)

Voltage: 220V

Phone Code: +269

Official Name: Republic of Djibouti

Capital: Djibouti

National Day: June 27 (1977)

Area: 23,200 km²

Cities: Djibouti, Ali Sabieh, Dikhil, Arta, Tadjoura.

Languages: Arabic (official) and French (business)

Time Zone: Taiwan – 5 hours

Fiscal Year: Annual calendar

Currency: Djibouti Franc (DJF)

Voltage: 220V

Phone Code: +253