Tabuk Region

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Tabuk
Region
تبوك
Map of Saudi Arabia with Tabuk highlighted
Map of Saudi Arabia with Tabuk highlighted
Coordinates: 28°0′N 37°0′E / 28.000°N 37.000°E / 28.000; 37.000Coordinates: 28°0′N 37°0′E / 28.000°N 37.000°E / 28.000; 37.000
Capital Tabuk
Boroughs 6
Government
 • Governor Fahd bin Sultan
Area
 • Total 146,072 km2 (56,399 sq mi)
Population (2010 census)
 • Total 791,535
 • Density 5.4/km2 (14/sq mi)
ISO 3166-2 07

Tabuk Region (Arabic: تبوكTabūk), also spelled Tabouk, is a region of Saudi Arabia, located along the north-west coast of the country, facing Egypt across the Red Sea. It has an area of 146,072 km² and a population of 791,595 (2010). Its capital is Tabuk. The governor is Fahd bin Sultan since 1987.

History[edit]

The history of the Tabuk region dates back to 3,500 years ago. The region is identified with the land of Maydan.

Economy[edit]

The Tabuk region (Astra) exports flowers to Europe.

List of governors[edit]

The governors of the region since 1926 are as follows:[1]

  • Muhammad ibn Abdulziz Alshahl from 1926 to 1930
  • Abdullah bin Saad from 1930 to 1931
  • Abdullah bin Saad bin Abdul Mohsen Al Sudairi from 1931 to 1935
  • Saud bin Hizlol bin Nasser Al Saud from 1936 to 1937
  • Musaed Saud bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of 1938 to 1950
  • Suleiman bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Sultan from 1950 to 1950
  • Abdul Rahman bin Mohammed from 1950 to 1951
  • Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Sudairi from 1951 to 1955
  • Musaad bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Sudairi from 1955 to 1972
  • Sulaiman bin Turki bin Suleiman Al Sudairi from 1972 to 1980
  • Abdul Majeed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud from 1980 to 1986
  • Mamdouh bin Abdulaziz Al Saud from 1986 to 1987
  • Fahd bin Sultan Al Saud, 1987–present

References[edit]

  1. ^ "the list of all governors of Tabuk Province". Ministry of Interior. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 

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