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Provinces of Saudi Arabia
The States of Saudi Arabia, also known as Regions , and officially the Emirates of the States of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Arabic: إمارات مناطق المملكة العربية السعودية‎‎, romanizedImārātu Manāṭiq al-Mamlakat il-'Arabiyyat il-Sa'udiyyah), are the 13 first-level administrative divisions of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.[1][2][3]
Emirates of the States of Saudi Arabia
إمارات مناطق المملكة العربية السعودية
CategoryStates
LocationKingdom of Saudi Arabia
Number13
Populations320,524 (Northern Borders) – 6,915,006 (Makkah)
Areas9,920 km2 (3,831 sq mi) (Al-Bahah) – 672,520 km2 (259,662 sq mi) (Eastern Province)
Government
State Government, National Government
Subdivisions
History
After the unification of Saudi Arabia, the kingdom was divided into seven administrative-territorial entities: the 'Asir Province, Al Hasa' Province, the Hejaz Province, the Najd Province, the Rub' al-Khali Province and the Shammar Province.[1]
King Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud issued Royal Order A/92 on March 2, 1992, known as the Regions' System, which provided for the division of the kingdom into 13 emirates. Subsequently, the five previous provinces were divided into thirteen geographic regions, called provinces (manātiq) and administrative regions, called the emirates of the provinces. (imārāt al-manātiq). The emirates form the first-level administrative division of the Organization of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and are further divided into 136 governorates, which are the second-level division.[3]
Government
Each emirate is governed by an Emir (Provincial Governor), who is assisted by the deputy emir, called nā'ib. The persons holding these positions are appointed by the King of Saudi Arabia. The emir is given the rank of minister, while the deputy emir is given the rank of excellence.[3]
List of the Emirates of the States of Saudi Arabia
Emirates of the States of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Historic RegionEmirateImageCapitalGovernoratesMarakizPopulation
(2017 Census)
Approximate area (km2)
HejazMecca Region
Makkah161118,557,766153,128
NajdRiyadh Region
Riyadh214538,216,284404,240
Eastern ArabiaEastern Province
Dammam111074,900,325672,522
Southern Arabia'Asir Region
Abha161012,211,87576,693
Southern ArabiaJizan Region
Jazan16311,567,54711,671
HejazMedina Region
Madinah8901,423,935151,990
NajdQasim Region
Buraidah121531,423,93558,046
HejazTabuk Region
Tabuk673910,030146,072
NajdHa'il Region
Ha'il884699,774103,887
Southern ArabiaNajran Region
Najran759582,243149,511
BadiahAl Jawf Region
Sakaka333508,475100,212
HijazAl Bahah Region
Al-Baha935476,1729,921
BadiahNorthern Borders Region
'Ar'ar317365,231111,797
Total1361,34731,843,5922,149,690
See also
ISO 3166-2:SA
References
  1. ^ a b "Saudi Arabia Regions". www.statoids.com.
  2. ^ "The New Addressing". Saudi Post. 2013. Archived from the original on 3 March 2014. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  3. ^ a b c "Organization of the Emirate of Makkah Province". Ministry of Interior.
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