List of Umayyad governors of al-Andalus

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In medieval history, al-Andalus (Arabic: الأندلس‎) was the name given to the parts of the Iberian Peninsula and Septimania governed by Arab and North African Muslims (given the generic name of Moors), at various times in the period between 711 and 1492.

Rulers of al-Andalus[edit]

Umayyad Governors of al-Andalus[edit]

In the administrative structure of the Umayyad Caliphate, al-Andalus was formally a province subordinate to Kairouan in Ifriqiya. Most of the governors (wali) of al-Andalus from 711 to 756 were deputies appointed by the governor in Kairouan, although a significant number were chosen locally, with or without Kairouan's consent. Only one was a direct Caliphal appointee for Spain.

Key: All appointed by governor of Ifriqiya except (*) elected internally by Andalusians; (**) appointed directly by Caliph; (***) forcibly imposed by Syrian regiments [1]

Umayyad Emirs of Córdoba[edit]

Umayyad Caliphs of Córdoba[edit]

The Umayyad dynasty was interrupted by the Hammudid dynasty:

The Umayyad dynasty returned to power:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Compiled from Gonzalo Martínez Díez, El condado de Castilla, 711-1038, p. 743; Abd al-Wahid Dhannun Taha (1989) Muslim Conquest and Settlement of North Africa and Spain, p. 183.