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Administrative Regions

The Kingdom is divided into regions called governorates; each is headed by a Governor or Ameer. The title of Ameer was derived from the Islamic history, since the ruler of a province used to be called Ameer.

 The 13 Regions are:administrative-regions
-Al-Riyadh
-Makkah Al-Mukarramah
-Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah
-Aseer
-Eastern Region
-Hail
-Northern Boundaries
-Al-Qassim
-Najran
-Al-Baha
-Jizan or Jazan
-Tabouk
-Al-Jouf
 

  Al-Riyadh

Al-Riyadh is the Capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It is located in the central region. It has more than 3 million people. It consists of 19 towns, the most important of which are Al Derriyah, Al Kharj, Al Majmaa, and Al Dawadmy, in addition to Riyadh city, the center of the province.

  Makkah Al-Mukarramah

The city of Makkah Al-Mukarrama is the Holy Capital of Saudi Arabia where it has the Honorable Ka'aba, and the Qeblah of Muslims all over the world. It consists of 11 major areas, the most important ones are Jeddah and Taif, in addition to the city of Makkah, the center of the Province.

  Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah

Its capital, Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah, has the Holy Mosque of the Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him) and his graveyard. Al-Madinah is considered to be the second Holy City after Makkah Al-Mukarramah. Millions of Muslims come to visit the Holy Prophet's Mosque. The most important cities are: Al-Madinah and Yanbu industrial city.

  Aseer

It is situated in the southwestern part. Its capital is Abha. The Province consists of 10 towns, the most important of these are Khamis Mushait, Bisha, Al Namas, and Mahayel Assir.

  Eastern Region

The Eastern Region is extended along the Arabian Gulf and it covers the eastern part of the Kingdom. It also includes a large portion of the Empty Quarter (Al-Rub'a al Khali). The Eastern Region is consisted of 10 towns. The most important towns are: Al Khubar, Al Ahsa, Al Jubail, Hafr Al-Batin, and Al Qateef. Al-Dammam is the capital of the Eastern Region.

  Hail

Hail province is located in the middle of the northern part of Saudi Arabia. The capital is the city of Hail. The Province consists of 3 major towns: Baqaa, Al Ghazala, and Al Shanan.

  Northern Boundaries

The Northern Boundaries are extended along the international borders with Iraq and Jordan in the extreme north of the Kingdom. Its capital is Ara'ar. The Province consists of two major towns, Rafha' and Tareef.

  Al-Qassim

It is located in the center of the kingdom at the north of the middle region. Al-Qassim governorate is consisted of 10 governorates, the most important of them are Oniza, Al-Rass, Al- Mizanab, and Bakiriah. Breida city is the capital.

  Najran

It is situated in the southwestern part of the Kingdom. Its capital is the city of Najran. The Region is formed from 6 governorates. The most important of them are Sharoura and Habouna.

  Al-Baha

The region of Al-Baha is considered as one of the smallest regions in the Kingdom (11,ooo Kilometer cube). It is located in the southwestern part of Saudi Arabia. It consists from 6 governorates, and the most important ones are: Beljarshy, Almandaq, and Almekhwah. Al-Baha city is the capital.

  Jizan or Jazan

It is located in the southwestern part of the kingdom. Its lands extend along the red sea for more than 300 kilometer. It consists of 14 towns, the most important ones are Sabia and Abu Arish, in addition to the city of Jazan, the center of the province.

  Tabouk

Tabouk Province is in the northwestern part of the Kingdom. It is formed of 5 governorates, the most important of them are: Al Wajeh and Diba, in addition to Tabouk city, the center of the province.

  Al-Jouf

It is situated in the northern part of the kingdom. It is formed of three governorates which are Skaka, the capital, Dowmat Aljandal, and Alqurayat.

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