Jizan Province

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Map o Saudi Arabie wi Jazan heichlichtit
Map o Saudi Arabie wi Jazan heichlichtit
 • GovrenorPrince Muhammad bin Nasr
 • Total11671 km2 (4,506 sq mi)
 • Total3,465,110
 • Density116.97/km2 (303.0/sq mi)
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Jazan (Arabic: جازانJazan) is the smawest province o Saudi Arabie. It stretches some 300 km alang the soothren Reid Sea coast, juist north o Yemen. It covers an aurie o 11,671 km² an a population o 1,365,110 at the 2010 census (prelimiary result). The caipital is the ceety o Jazan; Muhammad bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz is the current govrenor.

The province includes ower 100 islands in the Reid Sea. The Farasan Islands, Saudi Arabie's first protectit aurie, are hame tae the endangered Arabie gazelle an, in winter, migratory birds frae Europe.

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Though the climate on the heichlands is similar tae the relatively wetter climate o 'Asir, the coastal regions o Jazan province are pairt o Tihamah, probably the hottest place in the warld, wi mean maximum temperaturs rangin frae 40 °C (104 °F) in Julie tae 31 °C (88 °F) in Januar. Heich humidity frae coastal lagoons maks the climate even less bearable than it wad be itherwise. Rainfaw is extremely law at less nor 75 millimetres (3 inches) per year. Sabya is locatit in the center atween the muntain an the beach.

Subdiveesions[eedit | eedit soorce]

The province is sub-dividit intae 14 govrenorates as follaes:

Jizan's Govrenorates
Name Native name Census
15 September 2004
Census (Preliminary)
28 April 2010
Abu Arish أبو عريش 123,943 197,112
Alddair الدائر 49,239 59,494
Alddarb الدرب 52,062 69,134
Ahad Almasarihah أحد المسارحة 70,038 110,710
Alaridah العارضة 62,841 76,705
Alaydabi العيدابي 52,515 60,799
Alharth الحرث 47,073 18,586
Alrayth الريث 13,406 18,961
Baish بيش 58,269 77,442
Damad ضمد 62,366 71,601
Farasan فرسان 13,962 17,999
Jazan جازان 255,340 157,536
Sabya صبياء 198,086 228,375
Samtah صامطة 128,447 201,656
Total Province جازان 1,187,587 1,365,110

Further reading[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • S.I. Bruk, Narody Peredney Azii (1960);
  • S.I. Bruk, and V. S. Apenchenko, Atlas Narodov Mira (Moscow: Academy of Science, 1964)
  • A. Gabriel, Religionsgeographie von Persien (Vienna, 1971).

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