Makkah Province


Makkah Province

Coordinates: 21°30′N 41°0′E / 21.5°N 41°E / 21.5; 41

Makkah
—  Province  —
مكة المكرمة
Map of Saudi Arabia with Makkah highlighted
Capital Mecca
Government
 – Governor Prince Khalid al-Faisal
Area
 – Total 164,000 km2 (63,320.8 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 – Total 5,797,971
 – Density 35.35/km2 (91.6/sq mi)
ISO 3166-2 02

The Makkah Province (Arabic: مكة المكرمةMakka al Mukarrama) is the most populous province of Saudi Arabia. It is located in the western Saudi Arabia and has an extended coastline. It has an area of 164,000 km² and a population of 5,797,971 (2004 census). Its capital is the sacred city of Mecca and its largest city is Jeddah, which is also Saudi Arabia's main port city.

Governors

  • Prince Mishaal (1963-1971)
  • Prince Fawwaz (1971- 1980)
  • Prince Majid bin Abdul-Aziz (1980-1999)
  • Prince Abdul-Majeed (1999-2007)
  • Prince Khalid Al-Faisal (2007 - Present)

Governorates

The province is divided into 12 governorates (with 2004 Census populations):

  • Al-Jmumum (76,026)
  • Al-Kamil (18,468)
  • Al-Khurmah (38,600)
  • Al-Lith (109,953)
  • Al Qunfidhah (240,944)
  • Ta'if (883,538)
  • Jeddah (2,821,371)
  • Khulays (49,919)
  • Makkah Al-Mukarramah (1,402,944)
  • Rabigh (68,538)
  • Ranyah (44,229)
  • Turubah (42,654)

External links


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