MENA region

MENA region

The term MENA is an acronym referring to the Middle East and North Africa region. The term MENA covers an extensive region, extending from Morocco to Iran, including all Middle Eastern and Maghreb countries. The term is roughly synonymous with the term the Greater Middle East. The MENA acronym is often used in academic, military planning, disaster relief, and business writing. Due to the geographic ambiguity and Eurocentric nature of the term “Middle East”, many people prefer use of the term WANA (West Asia and North Africa) or the less common NAWA (North Africa-West Asia). The population of the MENA region at its least extent is about 381 million people, about 6% of the total world population.

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