Provinces o Saudi Arabie

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Saudi Arabie is dividit intae 13 provinces (manatiq idāriyya, singular – mintaqah idariyya, ). Each provincee is dividit intae govrenorates (Arabic: muhafazat, محافظات‎, singular muhafazah), 118 in total. This number contains the emirate caipitals, which hae a different status as municipalities (amanah) heidit bi mayors (amin). The govrenorates are further sudividit intae sub-govrenorates (marakiz, sing. markaz).

Province Arabic Caipital Aurie
km²
Population
Census
2004 1)
Density Govrenorates
Najd Region (center)
Ḥā'il حائل Ha'il 103,887 527,033 5.1 4
Al Qaṣīm القصيم Buraidah 65,000 1,016,756 17.5 11
Ar Riyāḍ الرياض Riyadh 412,000 5,455,363 13.5 20
Hejaz Region (wast)
Tabūk تبوك Tabuk 108,000 691,517 4.7 6
Al Madīnah المدينة Medina 173,000 1,512,076 9.9 7
Makkah مكة Mecca 164,000 5,797,971 37.9 12
Al Bāhah الباحة Al Bahah 9,921 377,739 38.1 7
north
Al Ḥudūd ash Shamāliyah الحدود الشمالية Ar'ar 127,000 279,286 2.5 3
Al Jawf الجوف Skaka (Sakaka) 100,212 361,676 3.6 3
sooth
Jīzan جيزان Jizan 11,671 1,186,139 101.6 14
`Asīr عسير Abha 81,100 1,688,368 22.0 12
Najrān نجران Najran 119,000 419,457 2.8 8
east
Ash Sharqīyah الشرقية Dammam 710,000 3,360,157 5.0 11
Saudi Arabie المملكة العربية السعودية Riyadh 2,149,690 22,673,538 10.5 118
1) Preliminary results o census o 2004-09-15

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