Makkah Region

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Makkah Province)
Jump to: navigation, search
مكة المكرمة
Map of Saudi Arabia with Makkah highlighted
Map of Saudi Arabia with Makkah highlighted
Coordinates: 21°30′N 41°0′E / 21.500°N 41.000°E / 21.500; 41.000Coordinates: 21°30′N 41°0′E / 21.500°N 41.000°E / 21.500; 41.000
Capital Mecca
Boroughs 12
 • Governor Khalid bin Faisal Al Saud
 • Total 153,148 km2 (59,131 sq mi)
Population (2010 census)
 • Total 6,915,006
 • Density 45/km2 (120/sq mi)
ISO 3166-2 02

The Makkah Region or Mecca Region (Arabic: مكة المكرمة‎‎ Makkah l-Mukarramah ) is the most populous region (mintaqah) in Saudi Arabia. It is located in western Saudi Arabia and has an extended coastline. It has an area of 153,128 km² and a population of 6,915,006 (2010 census). Its capital is Mecca (also transliterated as Makkah), the holiest city in Islam, and its largest city is Jeddah, which is also Saudi Arabia's main port city. The third major city is Taif.


Governors of the Makkah Region since the establishment of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are as follows:[1]


The region is divided into 12 governorates (with 2010 Census populations):


  1. ^ "Emirs of Makkah". Ministry of Interior. Retrieved May 3, 2012. 

External links[edit]