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Protection & Enforcement of IPRs in Gulf Cooperation Council

Gulf Council
Flag of Gulf Cooperation Council
Flag
Logo of Gulf Cooperation Council
Logo
Map indicating GCC members
Map indicating GCC members
HeadquartersRiyadh City Logo.svg Riyadh, Saudi Arabia[1]
Official languagesArabic
TypeTrade bloc
Membership
Leaders
Kuwait Nayef bin Falah Al-Hajraf [ar]
 United Arab Emirates[2]
Establishment
• As the GCC
25 May 1981; 40 years ago (1981-05-25)
Area
• Total
2,673,108 km2 (1,032,093 sq mi)
• Water (%)
0.6%
Population
• 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
low
HDI (2018)Increase 0.840
very high · 45th
Currency
6 currencies
  1. Sum of component states' populations.

Gulf Cooperation Council

The Cooperation Council for the States of the Arabic Gulf, originally known as the Gulf Cooperation Council, is a regional, intergovernmental political and economic union that consists of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. The council's main headquarter is in the city of Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. The Charter of the GCC was signed on 25 May 1981, formally establishing the institution.