Makkah province

Coordinates: 21°30′N 41°0′E / 21.500°N 41.000°E / 21.500; 41.000

Makkah
Province
مكة المكرمة
Capital Makkah
Manatiq (Districts) 12
Government
 • Governor Prince Khalid al-Faisal
Area
 • Total 164,000 km2 (63,000 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 5,797,971
 • Density 35.35/km2 (91.6/sq mi)
ISO 3166-2 02

The Makkah Province or Mecca Province (Arabic: مكة المكرمةMakkah l-Mukarramah ) is the most populous province of Saudi Arabia. It is located in 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 (also transliterated as Makkah) and its largest city is Jeddah, which is also Saudi Arabia's main port city.

Governors

Governors of the Makkah province since the establishment of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are as follows:[1]

  • Khalid bin Mansour bin Lowaay, (1924)
  • Mohammed bin Abdurrahman bin Faisal al Saud, (1924-1925)
  • Faisal, (1925-1963)
  • Abdullah bin Saud, (1960)
  • Abdullah al Faisal (in capacity as Interior Minister and deputy of vice king), (1963-1968)
  • Mutaib bin Abdulaziz, (1968)
  • Mishaal bin Abdulaziz (1963-1971)
  • Fawwaz bin Abdulaziz (1971-1980)
  • Majid bin Abdulaziz (1980-1999)
  • Abdul Majeed bin Abdulaziz (1999-2007)
  • Khalid al Faisal (2007–Present)

Governorates

The province is divided into 12 governorates (with 2010 Census populations):

External links

  • Emirate of Mecca Province Official WeBsItE
  • A travel through the province of Mecca, Splendid Arabia: A travel site with photos and routes
  • Umm Al Qura University in Mecca

References

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