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Al Madinah Region

Madinah Region
ٱلْمَدِيْنَة ٱلْمُنَوَّرَة
Al-Masjid an-Nabawi in Medina, 2016
Map of Saudi Arabia with Madinah highlighted
Map of Saudi Arabia with Madinah highlighted
CapitalMedina
Boroughs7
Government
 • GovernorFaisal bin Salman
 • Deputy GovernorSaud bin Khalid
Area
 • Total151,990 km2 (58,680 sq mi)
Population
 (2017 census)
 • Total2,132,679
 • Density14/km2 (36/sq mi)
ISO 3166-2
03

The Madinah Region (Arabic: مِنْطَقَة ٱلْمَدِيْنَة ٱلْمُنَوَّرَة‎, romanizedMinṭaqat Al-Madīnah Al-Munawarah) is a minṭaqah (region) of Saudi Arabia, located on the country's western side, along the Red Sea coast. It has an area of 151,990 km2 (58,680 sq mi) and a population of 2,132,679 (2017 Census)[1] subdivided into seven Muḥafaẓat (Governorates):

Governorate Population
Medina 995,619
Al Hunakiyah 52,549
Mahd Al Thahab 53,687
Al-`Ula 57,495
Badr 58,088
Khaybar 45,489
Yanbu Al Bahar 249,797

The regional capital is Medina, the second holiest city in Islam.[2] Other cities in the province include Yanbu' al Bahr and Badr Hunayn. It also contains Mada'in Saleh, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.[3]

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
19921,084,947—    
20041,512,724+2.81%
20101,781,733+2.77%
20182,188,138+2.60%
source:[4]

Governors

See also

References

  1. ^ "Population Characteristics surveys" (PDF). General Authority for Statistics (Saudi Arabia). 2017.
  2. ^ "Medina". Trawell Guide. Archived from the original on 14 April 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  3. ^ "USESCO and Saudi Arabia: A Snapshot Picture" (PDF). UNESCO. Retrieved 2012-11-17.
  4. ^ Saudi Arabia: Regions and Cities
  5. ^ "Governor of Madinah Province Receives UN Under-Secretary-General - gcc_press". Gulf in the Media. 6 June 2010. Retrieved 25 August 2012.

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