Medina Region

The Medina Region (Arabic: مِنْطَقَة ٱلْمَدِيْنَة ٱلْمُنَوَّرَة, romanized: Minṭaqat 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

Medina Region
ٱلْمَدِيْنَة ٱلْمُنَوَّرَة
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 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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