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Coordinates: 29°30′N 39°30′E / 29.500°N 39.500°E
Map of Saudi Arabia with Al-Jawf highlighted
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Al-Jawf Region ( Arabic: الجوف al-Ǧawf pronounced ), also spelled [alˈdʒoːf] 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.
List of governors [ edit ]
The governors of the region from the early 1920s are as follows:
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
Abdul Ilah bin Abdulaziz al Saud, from 1998 up to 2001 Prince Fahd bin Badr bin Abdulaziz al Saud 2001
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