Makkah Region

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

مكة المكرمة
Map of Saudi Arabia with Mecca highlighted
Map of Saudi Arabia with Mecca highlighted
Capital Mecca
Boroughs 12
 • Governor Mishaal bin Abdullah Al Saud
 • 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

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


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

External links[edit]


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

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