Gulf Cooperation Council

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Gulf Cooperation Council
Flag of Gulf Cooperation Council
Logo of Gulf Cooperation Council
Map indicating GCC members
Map indicating GCC members
HeadquartersRiyadh, Saudi Arabia
Official languagesArabic
TypeTrade bloc
Kuwait Nayef bin Falah Al-Hajraf [ar]
 United Arab Emirates[1]
• As the GCC
25 May 1981; 43 years ago (1981-05-25)
• Total
2,673,108 km2 (1,032,093 sq mi)
• Water (%)
• 2021* estimate
65,506,958 (25th)
• Density
21.13/km2 (54.7/sq mi) (162nd)
GDP (PPP)2018 estimate
• Total
$3.655 trillion (7th)
• Per capita
$71,205 (7th)
GDP (nominal)2018* estimate
• Total
$1.638 trillion (11th)
• Per capita
$34,265 (25th)
Gini (2012)Positive decrease 28.7
HDI (2018)Increase 0.840
very high · 45th
6 currencies
  1. Sum of component states' populations.

The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf[2] (Arabic: مجلس التعاون لدول الخليج العربي), originally (and still colloquially) known as the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC; Arabic: مجلس التعاون الخليجي), is an Arab regional political, economic, military and security organization. GCC has six Arab countries namely Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. The countries border the Arabian Gulf. They form the majority of the area of ​​the Arabian Peninsula.

It was established on May 25, 1981 at the meeting held in Abu Dhabi, after it was suggested by Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah. The General Secretariat of the Council is currently held by Nayef Al-Hajraf. The council is based in the Saudi capital, Riyadh.

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Kuwait hopes emir visit to Iran will boost Gulf peace". Gulf News. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
  2. "GCC Charter". Secretariat General of the Gulf Cooperation Council. Retrieved 9 April 2021.

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