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Arabia

Arabia is a peninsula in Southwest Asia at the junction of Africa and Asia. It lies east of Ethiopia and northern Somalia; south of Israel, the disputed Palestinian territories, and Jordan; and southwest of Iran.

The coastal limits of Arabia comprise: on the southwest, the Red Sea and Gulf of Aqaba; on the southeast, the Arabian Sea; and on the northeast, the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf. Geo-politically, Arabia includes the countries of:

The term "the Middle East" sometimes applies to the peninsula alone, but usually refers to the Arabian Peninsula plus the Levant, and Mesopotamia. The term "Arabia" often refers to Saudi Arabia alone. At other times the term "Arabia" is used for the whole Arab World, stretching from Morocco in the west to Oman in the east.

The country of Saudi Arabia covers almost all of Arabia. The majority of the population of the peninsula lives in Saudi Arabia and in Yemen.

See also : Arab World, Araby


Arabia is also a small suburb of Helsinki.
The Finnish company Arabia makes ceramic kitchen and bathroom utensils: see external link http://www.arabia.fi