Al Madinah Region

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Coordinates: 25°0′N 39°30′E / 25.000°N 39.500°E / 25.000; 39.500

Madinah Region
Region
المدينة المنورة
Map of Saudi Arabia with Madinah highlighted
Map of Saudi Arabia with Madinah highlighted
Capital Medina
Boroughs 7
Government
 • Governor - Emir Faisal bin Salman
Area
 • Total 151,990 km2 (58,680 sq mi)
Population (2010 census)
 • Total 1,777,933
 • Density 12/km2 (30/sq mi)
ISO 3166-2 03

The Madinah Region (Arabic: المدينة المنورةAl-Madīnah al-Munawarah) is a region of Saudi Arabia, located on the country's west side, along the Red Sea coast. It has an area of 151,990 km² and a population of 1,777,973 (2010 Census), subdivided into seven governorates (muḥafaẓat):

Governorate Population
Al-Madinah 995,619
Al Hunakiyah Governorate 52,549
Mahd Al Thahab Governorate 53,687
Al 'Ula Governorate 57,495
Badr Governorate 58,088
Khaybar Governorate 45,489
Yanbu Al Bahar Governorate 249,797

Its capital is the sacred city of Madinah.[1] Other cities in the Province include Yanbu' al Bahr and Badr Hunayn. It also contains Mada'in Saleh, a pre-Islamic UNESCO World Heritage Site.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Medina". Trawell Guide. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "USESCO and Saudi Arabia: A Snapshot Picture". UNESCO. Retrieved 2012-11-17. 
  3. ^ "Governor of Madinah Province Receives UN Under-Secretary-General - gcc_press". Gulf in the Media. 6 June 2010. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 

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