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Arab culture refers to the culture in the countries in which the official language is Arabic, and the west officials and scholars used to call them "Arab countries" of Western Asia and North Africa, from Morocco to the Arabian Sea. Language, literature, gastronomy, art, architecture, music, spirituality, philosophy, mysticism are all part of the cultural heritage of the pan-Arab world. The Arab world is sometimes divided into separate regions including Nile Valley, Al-Maghrib Al-Arabi, Fertile Crescent and the Gulf and finally Al-Janoub Al-Arabi. The Arab Culture is divided into three main parts, the Urban Culture, the Rural Culture, and the Nomad Culture. Typically, countries like Egypt, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, and Morocco are considered Rural Cultures, while Arab states of the Persian Gulf, Libya, Mauritania and Jordan are considered Badow, while finally the Lebanon, Palestine, Tunisia, Algeria are considered Urban, yet most of the Arab Major Cities are recognized with Urban Cultures, like Cairo, Rabat, Baghdad, Alexandria, Damascus, Marrakech, etc. (via Freebase)