What region does MENA stand for?

The Middle East and North Africa

In business, media, and marketing contexts, MENA refers to the Middle East and North Africa geographic region. You may see MENA in various situations within these contexts, including emails, presentations, and news articles.

For example, a CEO of a global company may direct his employees, "We need to expand our presence in the MENA region to tap into its potential." Or, an article may state, "MENA is a vital source of economic resources due to its oil, natural gas, and petroleum reserves."

Sporting and gaming leagues may also use MENA as a division to organize players and teams within the region. For example, Defense of the Ancients 2 (DotA) holds tournaments with a MENA category.

MENA countries

MENA typically includes 21 countries in the Middle East and North Africa, including Jordan, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Syria. However, some organizations may include up to 27 countries.


Did you know the MENA region contains more than half of the world's oil reserves?
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Updated February 23, 2024

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