Administrative Divisions in Saudi Arabia

Administrative Divisions in Saudi Arabia Last updated on Sunday 25th April 2010

The Kingdom is divided into 14 regions known as provinces, governorates or emirates. The Saudis themselves call them emirates.

Emirate Capital of the Emirate
Riyadh Riyadh, which is also the capital of the country
Makkah Makkah, Islam's holiest city (Jeddah and Taif are in this
Medina Medina, Islam's second holiest city
Tabuk Tabuk -- in the northwest, close to the border with Jordan
Qurayat Qurayat -- also in the north, close to the border with
Northern Province Ar'ar -- in the north, close to the Iraqi border
Al-Jouf Skaka, north of the Great Nafud Desert, between Riyadh and
Ha'il Ha'il, northwest of Riyadh, at the southern edge of the
Qasim Buraidah, northwest of Riyadh
Eastern Province Dammam, on the Arabian Gulf
Baha Baha, southwest between Taif and Asir
Asir Abha
Jizan Jizan, south of Jeddah on the Red Sea, near the border with
Najran Najran, east of Abha on the edge of the Empty Quarter

Each of these regions has a Regional Governor with the rank of Minister who is accontable to the Minister of the Interior. The structure of regional government and the composition of the regional governing bodies and regional councils is clear evidence of the Kingdom's determination to increase the involvement of the citizenry in the government of Saudi Arabia while maintaining stability and continuity.

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