Makkah Region

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Makkah Province)
Jump to: navigation, search

Coordinates: 21°30′N 41°0′E / 21.500°N 41.000°E / 21.500; 41.000

Makkah
Region
مكة المكرمة
Map of Saudi Arabia with Makkah highlighted
Map of Saudi Arabia with Makkah highlighted
Capital Mecca
Boroughs 12
Government
 • Governor Mishaal bin Abdullah Al Saud
Area
 • Total 153,148 km2 (59,131 sq mi)
Population (2010 census)
 • Total 6,915,006
 • Density 45/km2 (120/sq mi)
ISO 3166-2 02
Website www.makkah.gov.sa

The Makkah Region or Mecca Region (Arabic: مكة المكرمةMakkah l-Mukarramah ) is the most populous region (mintaqah) in Saudi Arabia. It is located in western Saudi Arabia and has an extended coastline. It has an area of 153,128 km² and a population of 6,915,006 (2010 census). Its capital is Mecca (also transliterated as Makkah), the holiest city in Islam, and its largest city is Jeddah, which is also Saudi Arabia's main port city.

Governors[edit]

Governors of the Makkah Region since the establishment of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are as follows:[1]

Governorates[edit]

The region is divided into 12 governorates (with 2010 Census populations):

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Emirs of Makkah". Ministry of Interior. Retrieved May 3, 2012.