Jeddah

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Jeddah

جدّة Jidda
Ceety
Jeddah Skyline
Jeddah Skyline
Banner o Jeddah
Banner
Coat o airms o Jeddah
Coat o airms
Nickname(s): 
The Bride o the Red Sea
Jeddah is locatit in Saudi Arabia
Jeddah
Jeddah
Location in the Kinrick o Saudi Arabie
Coordinates: 21°32′36″N 39°10′22″E / 21.54333°N 39.17278°E / 21.54333; 39.17278
KintraFlag of Saudi Arabia.svg Saudi Arabie
ProvinceMakkah (Mecca)
EstablishedFrae the 6t century BC
Jyned Saudi Arabie1925
Govrenment
 • Ceety MayorHani Abu Ras[1]
 • Ceety GovrenorMish'al Al-Saud
 • Provincial GovrenorKhalid al Faisal
Area
 • Urban
1,686 km2 (651 sq mi)
 • Metro
3,000 km2 (1,000 sq mi)
Elevation
12 m (39 ft)
Population
 (2012)
 • Ceety5,112,018
 • Density2,921/km2 (1,826/sq mi)
 • Urban
3,855,912
 • Metro
5,318,636
 Jeddah Ceety estimate
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EAT)
Postal Code
(5 digits)
Aurie code(s)+966-2
WabsteidJeddah Municipality

Jeddah (whiles spelled Jiddah or Jedda ; Inglis pronunciation: /ˈɛdə/; Arabic: جدةJiddah or Jaddah, IPA: [ˈdʒɪddæ, ˈdʒæddæ]) is a Saudi Arabie ceety locatit on the coast o the Reid Sea an is the major urban centre o wastren Saudi Arabie. It is the lairgest ceety in Makkah Province, the lairgest sea port on the Reid Sea, an the seicont lairgest ceety in Saudi Arabie efter the caipital ceety, Riyadh. The population o the ceety currently stands at ower 3.4 million. It is an important commercial hub in Saudi Arabie.

Jeddah is the principal gatewey tae Mecca, Islam's holiest ceety, which able-bodied Muslims are required tae veesit at least ance in thair lifetime. It is an aa a gateway tae Medina, the seicont holiest place in Islam.

Jeddah is the maist cosmopolitan an tolerant o aw Saudi Arabie ceeties, hostin expatriates frae aw ower the warld who hae made Jeddah thair hame. Economically, Jeddah is focussin on further developin caipital investment in scienteefic an ingineerin leadership athin Saudi Arabie, an the Middle East.[2] Jeddah wis independently ranked 4t in the Africae / Mid-East region in terms o innovation in 2009 in the Innovation Ceeties Index.[3]

Regionally, Jeddah is a primar resort ceety o the kintra. Jeddah wis namit a seicont-tier beta warld ceety, accordin tae Globalization an Warld Cities Study Group an Network (GaWC).

Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Jeddah haes 23 sister ceeties (kent as "twin touns" forby):

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