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.

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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