List of governorates of Saudi Arabia

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Governorates (Arabic: محافظات‎; muhafazat, sing. muhafazah) are the second level of regional administration within Saudi Arabia. Each of Saudi Arabia's 13 regions is sub-divided into governorates. Governorates are further sub-divided into sub-governorates (marakiz, sing. markaz), though some sub-governorates report directly to the provincial capital rather than to one of the governorates. Regional capitals themselves are not included within any governorate but are instead governed by "municipalities" (amanah), with each municipality being headed by a mayor (amin). Governorates in Saudi Arabia can be either "Category A" or "Category B", depending on population size.

List of governorates[edit]

The following lists of governorates by region include (in brackets) the populations at the Census held on 28 April 2010

Al Bahah Region[edit]

  • Al Aqiq (47,235)
  • Al Bahah (103,411)
  • Al Mandag (35,629)
  • Al Mukhwah (70,664)
  • Al Qara (31,380)
  • Biljurashi (65,223)
  • Qilwah (58,246)

Northern Borders Region (Al Hudud ash Shamaliyah)[edit]

  • Ar'ar (191,051)
  • Rafha (80,544)
  • Turayf (48,929)

Al Jawf Region[edit]

  • Al Quryyat (147,550)
  • Dawmat Al Jandeal (49,646)
  • Sakaka (242,813)

Al Madinah Al Monawarah[edit]

Al-Qassim Region[edit]

  • Al Asyah (26,336)
  • Al Badai (57,164)
  • Al Bukayriyah (57,621)
  • Al Midhnab (44,043)
  • An Nabhaniyah (47,744)
  • Ar Rass (133,482)
  • Ash Shimasiyah (10,605)
  • Buraydah (614,093)
  • Riadh Al Khabra (34,497)
  • Unayzah (163,729)
  • Uyun Al Jiwa (26,544)

Al Riyadh Region[edit]

  • Al Riyadh (5,254,560)
  • Ad Diriyah (73,668)
  • Al Kharj (376,325)
  • Ad Duwadimi (217,305)
  • Al Majmaah (133,285)
  • Al Quwayiyah (126,161)
  • Wadi Ad Dawasir (106,152)
  • Al Aflaj (68,201)
  • Azulfi (69,201)
  • Shagra (40,541)
  • Hawtat Bani Tamim (43,300)
  • Afif (77,978)
  • As Sulayyil (36,383)
  • Duruma (24,429)
  • Al Muzahimiya (39,865)
  • Rumah (28,055)
  • Thadiq (17,165)
  • Huraymila (15,324)
  • Al Hariq (14,750)
  • Al Ghat (14,405)

'Asir Region[edit]

  • Abha (366,551)
  • Ahad Rufaydah (113,043)
  • Al Majardah (103,531)
  • An Nammas (54,119)
  • Balqam (75,391)
  • Bareq (60,000)
  • Bishah (205,346)
  • Dalvan Al Janub (63,119)
  • Khamis Mushayt (512,599)
  • Muhayil (228,979)
  • Rijal Alma (65,406)
  • Sarat Abidah (67,120)
  • Tathlith (59,188)

Eastern Province (Ash Sharqiyah)[edit]

  • Ad Dammam (904,597)
  • Al Ahsa (1,063,112)
  • Al Jubayl (378,949)
  • Al Khafji (76,279)
  • Al Khubar (578,500)
  • Al Qatif (524,182)
  • An Nuayriyah (52,340)
  • Buqayq (53,444)
  • Haft Al Babin (389,993)
  • Qaryah Al Ulya (24,634)
  • Ras Tannurah (60,750)

Ha'il Region[edit]

  • Al Qhazaiah (102,588)
  • Ash Shinan (41,641)
  • Baqa (40,157)
  • Ha'il (412,758)

Jizan Region[edit]

  • Abu Arish (197,112)
  • Ad Dair (58,494)
  • Ad Darb (69,134)
  • Ahad Al Masarihah (110,710)
  • Al Aridah (76,705)
  • Al Aydabi (60,799)
  • Al Harth (18,586)
  • Ar Rayth (18,961)
  • Baysh (77,442)
  • Damad (71,601)
  • Farasan (17,999)
  • Jizan (157,536)
  • Sabya (228,375)
  • Samtah (201,656)

Mecca Region (Al Makkah Al Mokarramah)[edit]

  • Al Imumum (92,222)
  • Al Kamil (21,419)
  • Al Khurmah (42,223)
  • Al Lith (128,529)
  • Al Qunfidhah (272,424)
  • Al Ta'if (987,914)
  • Jiddah (3,456,259)
  • Khulays (56,687)
  • Mecca (Al Makkah Al Mokarramah) (1,675,368)
  • Rabigh (92,072)
  • Ranyah (45,942)
  • Turubah (43,947)

Najran Region[edit]

  • Al Khirkhir (4,015)
  • Badr Al Janub (11,117)
  • Hubuna (20,400)
  • Khubash (22,133)
  • Najran (329,112)
  • Sharurah (85,977)
  • Thar (16,047)
  • Yadamah (16,851)

Tabuk Region[edit]

  • Al Wajh (44,570)
  • Dhuba (51,951)
  • Haqil (27,856)
  • Tabuk (569,797)
  • Tayma (36,199)
  • Umluj (61,162)

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