Northern Borders Region

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Coordinates: 30°0′N 42°30′E / 30.000°N 42.500°E / 30.000; 42.500

Northern Borders Region
Region
الحدود الشمالية
Map of Saudi Arabia with Northern Borders Province highlighted
Map of Saudi Arabia with Northern Borders Province highlighted
Capital 'Ar'ar
Boroughs 3
Government
 • Governor Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Musaed bin Jiluwi
Area
 • Total 111,797 km2 (43,165 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 320,524
 • Density 2.9/km2 (7.4/sq mi)
ISO 3166-2 08

The Northern Borders Region (Arabic: منطقة الحدود الشماليةal-ḥudūd aš-šamāliyya) is the least populated region of Saudi Arabia. It is located in the north of the country, bordering Iraq and Jordan. It has an area of 111,797 km² and a population of 320,524 at the 2010 census (preliminary result). The region is sub-divided into three governorates - 'Ar'ar, Rafha and Turayf. Its capital is 'Ar'ar.