Provinces of Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is divided into 13 provinces (Arabic: مناطق إدارية‎; manatiq idāriyya, sing. منطقة إدارية; mintaqah idariyya). Each province is divided into governorates (Arabic: محافظات‎; muhafazat, sing. محافظة; muhafazah), 118 in total. This number contains the province capitals, which have a different status as municipalities (amanah) headed by mayors (amin). The governorates are further subdivided into sub-governorates (marakiz, sing. markaz).

Tabuk Bahah —– Jawf Madinah Makkah Jizan — Ha'il Northern
Borders Asir Qasim Riyadh Najran Eastern Province
Province Arabic Capital Area
(km²)
Population
Census
2004 1)
Density Governorates
Najd Region (center)
Ḥā'il حائل Ha'il 103,887 527,033 5.1 4
Qaṣīm القصيم Buraidah 65,000 1,016,756 17.5 11
Riyāḍ الرياض Riyadh 412,000 5,455,363 13.5 20
Hijaz Region (west)
Tabūk تبوك Tabuk 108,000 691,517 4.7 6
Madīnah المدينة Medina 173,000 1,512,076 9.9 7
Makkah مكة Mecca 164,000 5,797,971 37.9 12
Bāhah الباحة Al Bahah 9,921 377,739 38.1 7
North
Northern Borders الحدود الشمالية 'Ar'ar 127,000 279,286 2.5 3
Jawf الجوف Sakakah 100,212 361,676 3.6 3
South
Jīzan جيزان Jizan 11,671 1,186,139 101.6 14
`Asīr عسير Abha 81,100 1,688,368 22.0 12
Najrān نجران Najran 119,000 419,457 2.8 8
East
Eastern Province الشرقية Dammam 710,000 3,360,157 5.0 11
Saudi Arabia المملكة العربية السعودية Riyadh 2,149,690 22,673,538 10.5 118
1) Preliminary results of census of 2004-09-15