Regions of Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia is divided into 13 regions (Arabic: مناطق إدارية‎; manatiq idāriyya, sing. منطقة إدارية; mintaqah idariyya).[1][2][3] Each region is divided into governorates (Arabic: محافظات‎; muhafazat, sing. محافظة; muhafazah) and the region capital, which has the status of municipality (amanah) headed by mayors (amin). Of these two, there exist 118 entities. The governorates are further subdivided into sub-governorates (marakiz, sing. markaz).

Region Capital Area
(km²)
Population
Census
2010
Density Governorates
Najd Region (center)
Ha'il Ha'il 103,887 597,144 5.1 4
Qassim Buraidah 58,046 1,215,858 17.5 11
Riyadh Riyadh 404,240 6,777,146 13.5 20
Hijaz Region (west)
Tabuk Tabuk 146,072 791,535 4.7 6
Madinah Medina 151,990 1,777,933 9.9 7
Makkah Mecca 153,128 6,915,006 37.9 12
Bahah Al Bahah 9,921 411,888 38.1 7
North
Northern Borders Arar 111,797 320,524 2.5 3
Jawf Sakakah 100,212 440,009 3.6 3
South
Jizan Jizan 11,671 1,365,110 101.6 14
'Asir Abha 76,693 1,913,392 22.0 12
Najran Najran 149,511 505,652 2.8 8
East
Eastern Province Dammam 672,522 4,105,780 5.0 11
Saudi Arabia Riyadh 2,149,690 27,136,977 10.5 118
1) Preliminary results of census of 2004-09-15

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