CAPITALS of ISESCO

ISESCO PROGRAMME OF ISLAMIC CULTURE CAPITALS

  • Arab Region – Mogadishu (Federal Republic of Somalia)
  • Asian Region – Achgabat (Republic of Turkmenistan)

  • African Region – Maputo (Republic of Mozambique)

  • Arab Region – Marrakesh (Kingdom of Morocco)


  • Asian Region – Kabul (Islamic Republic of Afghanistan)

  • African Region – Lome (Republic of Togo)

  • Arab Region – Benghazi (Libya)

  • Asian Region – Selangor (Malaysia)

  • African Region – Abidjan (Republic of Cote d’Ivoire)

  • Arab Region – Damascus (Syrian Arab Republic)
     

  • Asian Region – Bandung (Republic of Indonesia)

  • African Region – Yaounde (Republic of Cameroon)

  • Arab Region – Doha (State of Qatar)

  • Asian Region – Islamabad (Islamic Republic of Pakistan)

  • African Region – Banjul (Republic of the Gambia)

  • Arab Region – Cairo (Arab Republic of Egypt)

  • Asian Region – Bukhara (Republic of Uzbekistan)

  • African Region – Bamako (Republic of Mali)

  • Arab Region – Al-Quds (State of Palestine), Tunis (Republic of Tunisia) -Tunis will, as an exception, be celebrated as the fourth capital of Islamic Culture for the year 2019 on the occasion of itshosting the 11th Islamic Conference of Culture Ministers.

  • Arab Region – Al-Quds (State of Palestine), Tunis (Republic of Tunisia) -Tunis will, as an exception, be celebrated as the fourth capital of Islamic Culture for the year 2019 on the occasion of itshosting the 11th Islamic Conference of Culture Ministers.

  • Asian Region – Bandar Seri Begavan (Sultanate of Brunei Darussalam)

  • African Region – Bissau (Republic of Guinea Bissau)

  • Arab Region – Al Muharraq (Kingdom of Bahrain)

  • Asian Region – Nakhchivan (Republic of Azerbaijan)

  • African Region – Libreville (Republic of Gabon)

  • Arab Region – Amman (Hashemine Kingdom of Jordan), Sennar (Republic of the Sudan) -Sennar will, as an exception, be celebrated as the fourth capital of Islamic Culture for the year 2017 on the occasion of its hosting of the 10th Islamic Conference of Culture Ministers.

  • Asian Region – Mashhad (Islamic Republic of Iran)

  • African region – Kampala (Republic of Uganda)

  • Kuwait (State of Kuwait) – Arab Region

  • Male (Republic of Maldives) – Asian Region

  • Freetown (Republic of Sierra Leone) – African Region

  • Nizwa (Sultanate of Oman) – Arab Region 

  • Almaty (Republic of Kazakhstan) – Asian Region

  • Cotonou (Republic of Benin) – African Region

  • Sharjah (State of the United Arab Emirates) – Arab Region

  • Bishkek (Republic of Kyrgystan) – Asian Region

  • Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) – African Region

  • Al Madinah Al Munawarrah (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)- Arab Region- Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah was, as an exception, celebrated as the fourth capital of Islamic culture for the year 2013 on the occasion of its hosting the 8th Islamic Conference of Culture Ministers.

  • Tripoli (Republic of Lebanon)- Arab Region- The celebration of Tripoli (Lebanon) was postponed, upon an official request from the Lebanese government.

  • Ghazni (Islamic Republic of Afghanistan)- Asian Region

  • Kano (Federal Republic of Nigeria)- African region

  • Najaf (Republic of Iraq) -Arab Region- The celebration of Najaf as a capital of Islamic culture for the year 2012 of the Arab Region was postponed, upon an official request from the Iraqi government.

  • Dhaka (People’s republic of Afghanistan) -Asian region

  • Niamey (Republic of Niger) -African region

  • Tlemcen (People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria) -Arab Region- Tlemcen was, as an exception, celebrated as the fourth capital of Islamic culture for the year 2011 on the occasion of its hosting the 7th Islamic Conference of Culture Ministers.

  • Nouackchott (Islamic Republic of Mauritania) -Arab Region- The celebration of Nouakchott as a capital of Islamic culture for the year 2011 of the Arab Region was postponed, upon an official request from the Mauritanian government.

  • Jakarta (Republic of Indonesia) -Asian Region

  • Conakry (Republic of Guinea) -African Region

  • Tarim (Republic of Yemen) -Arab Region

  • Dushanbe (Republic of Tajikistan) -Asian Region

  • Moroni (Union of Comoros) -African Region

  • Kairouan (Tunisian Republic) -Arab Region

  • Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) -Asian Region

  • Baku (Republic of Azerbaijan) -Asian Region- Baku was, as an exception, celebrated as the fourth capital of Islamic culture for the year 2009 on the occasion of its hosting the 6th Islamic Conference of Culture Ministers.

  • N’Djamena (Republic of Chad) -African Region

  • Alexandria (Arab Republic of Egypt) -Arab Region

  • Lahore (Islamic Republic of Pakistan) -Asian Region

  • Djibouti (Republic of Djibouti) -African Region- The celebration of Djibouti as a capital of Islamic culture for the year 2008 of the African Region was postponed, upon an official request from the Djibouti government.

  • Fes (Kingdom of Morocco) -Arab Region

  • Tripoli (Libya) -Arab Region- Tripoli was, as an exception, celebrated as the fourth capital of Islamic culture for the year 2007 on the occasion of its hosting the 5th Islamic Conference of Culture Ministers.

  • Tashkent (Republic of Uzbekistan) -Asian Region

  • Dakar (Republic of Senegal) -African Region

  • Aleppo (Syrian Arab Republic) -Arab Region

  • Esfahan (Islamic Republic of Iran) -Asian Region

  • Timbuktu (Republic of Mali) -African Region

  • Makkah Al-Mukarramah (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)