Map of Saudi Arabia with Mecca highlighted
|o Governor||Khalid bin Faisal Al Saud|
|o Deputy governor||Badr bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz|
|o Total||153,148 km2 (59,131 sq mi)|
|o Density||56/km2 (140/sq mi)|
The Mecca Region (Arabic: ? Min?aqah Makkah Al-Mukarramah ) is the most populous min?aqah (region) in Saudi Arabia. It is located in western Saudi Arabia, and has an extended coastline, an area of 153,128 km2 (59,123 sq mi), and a population of 8,557,766 (2017 survey). Its capital is Mecca (also transliterated as Makkah), the holiest city in Islam, and its largest city is Jeddah, which is also Saudi Arabia's main port city. The third major city is Ta'if. This region also contains Rabigh, roughly the present-day area where the Islamic Nabi (Prophet) Muhammad gave a sermon at the event of Ghadir Khumm.
Population development since 1992: