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Economic Cooperation Organization

Economic Cooperation Organization
NameEconomic Cooperation Organization
Linking Namethe Economic Cooperation Organization
Image FlagEconomic Cooperation Organization logo.png
Motto"Sustainable socio-economic development for people of the region"
Map CaptionMember states of the ECO
Org TypeCooperation
Membership10 member states
Admin Center TypeHeadquarters
Admin CenterIran Tehran, Iran
Languages TypeOfficial language
Leader Title1Secretary General
Leader Name1Afghanistan Yahya Maroofi
Area Km27937197
Area Sq Mi3064568.90
Population Estimate416,046,863
Population Estimate Year2010
Population Density Km2651
GDP PPP$2,697,037 million
GDP PPP Year2010 (IMF)
GDP PPP Per Capita$6,483
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The Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) is an intergovernmental organization involving seven Asian and three Eurasian nations. It provides a platform to discuss ways to improve development and promote trade, and investment opportunities. The ECO is an ad hoc organization under the VIII). The common objective is to establish a single market for goods and services, much like the European Union. ECO's secretariat and cultural department are located in Tehran, its economic bureau is in Turkey and its scientific bureau is situated in Pakistan. The organization's population is 416,046,863 and the area is 8,620,697 km2. The organization was founded by Turkey, Iran and Pakistan.

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