Sultanate of Nejd
|Sultanate of Nejd
Flag of Nejd
The north of the Arabian Peninsula during the early
twentieth century. Nejd is the large purple-blue central area.
|Sultan of Nejd|
|-||1921–1926||Abdul Aziz ibn Saud|
|Historical era||Interwar period|
|-||Kingdom of Nejd and Hejaz established||8 January 1926|
The Sultanate of Nejd was a result of transformation of the Emirate of Riyadh by Abdul Aziz ibn Saud, who in 1921 declared himself Sultan over Nejd and its dependencies, as a monarchy led by the House of Saud. In 1926, the Sultanate of Nejd was expanded to include the conquered Hejaz, and the political union of Kingdom of Nejd and Hejaz was declared, with Abdul Aziz ibn Saud as King.
- Madawi Al-Rasheed. A History of Saudi Arabia. Cambridge, England, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2002. Pp. 63.