Regions of Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia is divided into 13 provinces (Arabic: مناطق إدارية‎; manatiq idāriyya, sing. منطقة إدارية; mintaqah idariyya). Each province is divided into governorates (Arabic: محافظات‎; muhafazat, sing. محافظة; muhafazah), 118 in total. This number contains the province capitals, which have a different status as municipalities (amanah) headed by mayors (amin). The governorates are further subdivided into sub-governorates (marakiz, sing. markaz).

ProvinceCapitalArea
(km²)
Population
Census
2010
DensityGovernorates
Najd Region (center)
Ha'ilHa'il103,887597,1445.14
QassimBuraidah58,0461,215,85817.511
Ar RiyadRiyadh404,2406,777,14613.520
Hijaz Region (west)
TabukTabuk146,072791,5354.76
MadinahMedina151,9901,777,9339.97
MakkahMecca153,1286,915,00637.912
BahahAl Bahah9,921411,88838.17
North
Northern BordersArar111,797320,5242.53
JawfSakakah100,212440,0093.63
South
JizanJizan11,6711,365,110101.614
'AsirAbha76,6931,913,39222.012
NajranNajran149,511505,6522.88
East
Eastern ProvinceDammam672,5224,105,7805.011
Saudi ArabiaRiyadh2,149,69027,136,97710.5118
1) Preliminary results of census of 2004-09-15

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