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Al Madinah

Coordinates: 25°0′N 39°30′E / 25.000°N 39.500°E / 25.000; 39.500

Madinah
Province
المدينة المنورة
Capital Medina
Manatiq (Districts) 7
Government
 • Governor - Emir Faisal bin Salman
Area
 • Total 151,990 km2 (58,680 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 1,512,724
 • Density 9.95/km2 (25.8/sq mi)
ISO 3166-2 03

The Madinah Province (Arabic: المدينة المنورةAl-Madīnah al-Munawarah) is a province of Saudi Arabia, located on the country's west side, along the Red Sea coast. It has an area of 151,990 km² and a population of 1,512,724 (2004 Census), subdivided into seven governorates (muḥafaẓat):

Governorate Population
Al-Madinah 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

Its capital is the sacred city of Madinah.[1] Other cities in the Province include Yanbu' al Bahr and Badr Hunayn. It also contains Mada'in Saleh, a pre-Islamic UNESCO World Heritage Site.[2]

Governors

  • Muhammad bin Abdulaziz (1924-1965)
  • Abdul Muhsin bin Abdulaziz (1965-1985)
  • Abdul Majeed bin Abdulaziz (1986-1999)
  • Muqrin bin Abdulaziz (1999-2005)
  • Abdulaziz bin Majid (2005-2013) [3]
  • Faisal bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (2013-

References

External links

  • Emirate of Al Madinah Official website
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