Makkah Region

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

Mecca
Region
مكة المكرمة
Map of Saudi Arabia with Mecca highlighted
Map of Saudi Arabia with Mecca 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 Mecca Region (Arabic: مكة المكرمةMakkah l-Mukarramah ) is the most populous region (mintaqah) of 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 the sacred city of Mecca and its largest city is Jeddah, which is also Saudi Arabia's main port city.

Governors[edit]

Governors of the Mecca 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 Mecca". Ministry of Interior. Retrieved May 3, 2012. 

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