Al Jawf Region

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Coordinates: 29°30′N 39°30′E / 29.500°N 39.500°E / 29.500; 39.500

Al-Jawf Region
Region
الجوف
Map of Saudi Arabia with Al-Jawf highlighted
Map of Saudi Arabia with Al-Jawf highlighted
Capital Sakakah
Manatiq (Districts) 3
Government
 • Governor Prince Fahd bin Badr
Area
 • Total 100,212 km2 (38,692 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 440,009
 • Density 4.39/km2 (11.4/sq mi)
ISO 3166-2 12

Al-Jawf Region (Arabic: الجوفal-Ǧawf pronounced [alˈdʒoːf]), also spelled Al-Jouf, is a region of Saudi Arabia, located in the north of the country, bordering Jordan. It has an area of 100,212 km² and a population of 440,009 at the 2010 Census (preliminary result). Its capital is Sakakah.

Parts of the region were included in the Emirate of Transjordan until 1946.

The region has three governorates - Sakakah, Qurayyat and Dumat Al-Jandal.

The region is home to a few historical sites such as Az-Za'bel, Umar ibn Al-Khattaab Mosque, the Kaf Village and the Qadeer Palace, which is known for stone inscriptions.[1]

List of governors[edit]

The governors of the region from the early 1920s are as follows:[2]

  • Prince Assaf al Husain, 1923
  • Prince Abdullah bin Aqeel, 1924
  • Prince Turki bin Ahmad bin Mohammed al Sudairi, 1926
  • Prince Abdurrahman bin Saeed, from 1928 to 1929
  • Prince Ibrahim al Nashmi, from 1929 to 1930
  • Prince Turki bin Ahmad bin Mohammed al Sudairi, from 1930 to 1932
  • Prince Abdu-Aziz bin Ahmad bin Mohammed al Sudairi, 1933
  • Prince Mohammed bin Ahmad bin Mohammed al Sudairi, from March 17, 1938 to September 5, 1943
  • Prince Abdurrahman bin Ahmad bin Mohammed al Sudairi, September 5, 1943
  • Prince Sultan bin Abdurrahman al Sudairi, 1989
  • Prince Abdul Ilah bin Abdulaziz al Saud, from 1998 up to 2001
  • Prince Fahd bin Badr bin Abdulaziz al Saud 2001

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jouf Region Saudi Tourism. Retrieved 24, March 2014 .
  2. ^ "Emirs of al Jouf". Ministry of Interior. Retrieved May 13, 2012. 

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