List of governorates of Saudi Arabia

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Governorates (Arabic: محافظات‎; muhafazat, sing. muhafazah) are the second level of regional administration within Saudi Arabia. Each of Saudi Arabia's 13 regions is sub-divided into governorates. Governorates are further sub-divided into sub-governorates (marakiz, sing. markaz), though some sub-governorates report directly to the provincial capital rather than to one of the governorates. Regional capitals themselves are not included within any governorate but are instead governed by "municipalities" (amanah), with each municipality being headed by a mayor (amin). Governorates in Saudi Arabia can be either "Category A" or "Category B", depending on population size.

List of Governorates[edit]

Governorates are listed by province. The first named governorate in each province is the capital emirate.

The leading index number identifies the governorate in the linked maps.[1] Note that governorates are often not contiguous areas of land. For example, (49) Riyad Al Khabra in Qassim Province has 6 separate pieces.

The trailing number (in brackets) is the population at the census held on 28 April 2010,[2] but note that some boundaries have changed since that time.

Index Governorate Region Population Remarks
1 Riyadh Riyadh Region 5,254,560
2 Diriyah Riyadh Region 73,668
3 Al-Kharj Riyadh Region 376,325
4 Dawadmi Riyadh Region 217,305
5 Al Majma'ah Riyadh Region 133,285
6 Al-Quway'iyah Riyadh Region 126,161
7 Wadi ad-Dawasir Riyadh Region 106,152
8 Al Aflaj Riyadh Region 68,201
9 Al Zulfi Riyadh Region 69,201
10 Shuqrah Riyadh Region 40,541
11 Hotat Bani Tamim Riyadh Region 43,300
12 Afif Riyadh Region 77,978
13 As Sulayyil Riyadh Region 36,383
14 Dhurma Riyadh Region 24,429
15 Al-Muzahmiyya Riyadh Region 39,865
16 Rumah Riyadh Region 28,055
17 Thadig Riyadh Region 17,165
18 Huraymila Riyadh Region 15,324
19 Al Hariq Riyadh Region 14,750
20 Al-Ghat Riyadh Region 14,405
21 Mecca Makkah Region 1,675,368
22 Jeddah Makkah Region 3,456,259
23 Ta'if Makkah Region 987,914
24 Al Qunfudhah Makkah Region 272,424
25 Al Lith Makkah Region 128,529
26 Rabigh Makkah Region 92,072
27 Al Jumum Makkah Region 92,222
28 Khulays Makkah Region 56,687
29 Al Kamil Makkah Region 21,419
30 Al Khurmah Makkah Region 42,223
31 Ranyah Makkah Region 45,942
32 Turubah Makkah Region 43,947
33 Medina Al Madinah Region 1,180,770
34 Yanbu Al Madinah Region 298,675
35 Al-`Ula Al Madinah Region 64,591
36 Mahd adh Dhahab Al Madinah Region 62,511
37 Badr Al Madinah Region 63,468
38 Khaybar Al Madinah Region 48,592
39 Al Hinakiyah Al Madinah Region 59,326
40 Buraidah Al-Qassim Region 614,093
41 Unaizah Al-Qassim Region 163,729
42 Ar Rass Al-Qassim Region 133,482
43 Al Mithnab Al-Qassim Region 44,043
44 Al Bukayriyah Al-Qassim Region 57,621
45 Al Badayea Al-Qassim Region 57,164
46 Asyah Al-Qassim Region 26,336
47 Al Nabhaniyah Al-Qassim Region 47,744
48 Uyun AlJiwa Al-Qassim Region 26,544
49 Riyadh Al Khabra Al-Qassim Region 34,497
50 Al Shimasiyah Al-Qassim Region 10,605
51 Dammam Eastern Province 903,597
52 Al Ahsa Eastern Province 1,063,112
53 Hafar Al-Batin Eastern Province 389,993
54 Jubail Eastern Province 378,949
55 Qatif Eastern Province 524,182
56 Khobar Eastern Province 578,500
57 Khafji Eastern Province 76,279
58 Ras Tanura Eastern Province 60,750
59 Abqaiq Eastern Province 53,444
60 Al Nairyah Eastern Province 52,340
61 Qaryat al-Ulya Eastern Province 24,634
62 Abha 'Asir Region 366,551
63 Khamis Mushait 'Asir Region 512,599
64 Bisha 'Asir Region 205,346
65 Al-Namas 'Asir Region 54,119
66 Muhayil 'Asir Region 228,979 now includes Bareq (60,000)
previously in Makkah Province.
67 Sarat Abidah 'Asir Region 67,120
68 Tathlith 'Asir Region 59,188
69 Rojal 'Asir Region 65,406 now includes Al Haridhah (18,586)
previously in Jazan Province.
70 Ahad Rafidah 'Asir Region 113,043
71 Dhahran Al Janub 'Asir Region 63,119
72 Balqarn 'Asir Region 74,391 previously known as Sabt Alalaya.
73 Al Majaridah 'Asir Region 103,531
74 Tabuk Tabuk Region 569,797
75 Al Wajh Tabuk Region 44,570
76 Duba Tabuk Region 51,951
77 Tayma Tabuk Region 36,199
78 Umluj Tabuk Region 61,162
79 Haql Tabuk Region 27,856 previously in Jawf Province.
80 Ha'il Ha'il Region 412,758
81 Baqaa Ha'il Region 40,157
82 Al Khazaiah Ha'il Region 102,588
83 Al Shinan Ha'il Region 41,641
84 Arar Northern Borders Region 191,051
85 Rafha Northern Borders Region 80,544
86 Turaif Northern Borders Region 48,929
87 Jizan Jizan Region 157,536
88 Sabya Jizan Region 228,375
89 Abu `Arish Jizan Region 197,112
90 Samtah Jizan Region 201,656
91 Al Harth Jizan Region 18,586
92 Damad Jizan Region 71,601
93 Al Reeth Jizan Region 18,961
94 Baish Jizan Region 77,442
95 Farasan Jizan Region 17,999
96 Al Dayer Jizan Region 58,494
97 Ahad al Masarihah Jizan Region 110,710
98 Al Edabi Jizan Region 60,799
99 Al Aridhah Jizan Region 76,705
100 Al Darb Jizan Region 69,134
101 Najran Najran Region 329,112
102 Sharurah Najran Region 85,977
103 Hubuna Najran Region 20,400
104 Badr Al Janub Najran Region 11,117
105 Yadamah Najran Region 16,851
106 Thar Najran Region 16,047
107 Khubash Najran Region 22,133
108 Al Kharkhir Najran Region 4,015 previously in Eastern Province.
109 Al Bahah Al Bahah Region 103,411
110 Baljurashi Al Bahah Region 65,223
111 Al Mandaq Al Bahah Region 35,629
112 Al Makhwah Al Bahah Region 70,664
113 Al Aqiq Al Bahah Region 47,235
114 Qilwah Al Bahah Region 58,246
115 Al Qara Al Bahah Region 31,380 ‘the villages’, sometimes referenced by
the largest town, Al Atawelah.
116 Sakakah Al Jawf Region 242,813
117 Qurayyat Al Jawf Region 147,550
118 Dumat al-Jandal Al Jawf Region 49,646

References[edit]

  1. ^ Distribution Maps of the 2010 Census, Central Department of Statistics and Information, Ministry of Economy and Planning, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  2. ^ Population and Housing Census 2010, Saudi National e-Government Open Data Portal.