Ha'il Region

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Haʾil Region
Map of Saudi Arabia with Haʾil highlighted
Map of Saudi Arabia with Haʾil highlighted
Capital Haʾil
Boroughs 9
 • Governor Abdulaziz bin Saad Al Saud
 • Total 103,887 km2 (40,111 sq mi)
Population (2010 census)
 • Total 597,144
 • Density 5.7/km2 (15/sq mi)
ISO 3166-2 016

Haʾil Region (Arabic: حائل‎‎ Ḥāʾil) is a region of Saudi Arabia, located in the north of the country. It has an area of 103,887 km² and a population of 527,033 (2004) census). Its capital is Haʾil. It is subdivided into four governorates: (with population):

  1. Ha'il 412,758
  2. Al-Ghazalah 102,588
  3. Ash-Shinan 41,641
  4. Baqa 40,157

History and governance[edit]

In 1921, King Abdulaziz captured Ha'il.[1] The province was completely controlled by Al Sauds in 1922.[2]

The region's current governor is Prince Saud bin Abdul Muhsin.[3] Muqrin bin Abdulaziz was the former governor of Ha'il Province from 1980 to 1999.


  • Ha'il
  • Baqa'a
  • Al-Ghazalah
  • Ash-Shnan
  • Sumaira'a
  • Mawqaq
  • Ash-Shamli
  • Al-Sulaimi
  • Al-Hayet

Governors of Ha'il Region[edit]


  1. ^ Balka, Charles E. (December 2008). "The fate of Saudi Arabia: Regime evolution in the Saudi monarchy". NPS. Retrieved 23 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Al Kahtani, Mohammad Zaid (December 2004). "The Foreign Policy of King Abdulaziz" (PDF). University of Leeds. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Map of Provinces". Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Washington, DC. Retrieved 8 May 2011. 

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