|Regions of Saudi Arabia|
? ? (Arabic)
|Also known as:|
|Location||Kingdom of Saudi Arabia|
|Populations||320,524 (Northern Borders) - 6,915,006 (Makkah)|
|Areas||9,920 km2 (3,831 sq mi) (Al-Bahah) - 672,520 km2 (259,662 sq mi) (Eastern Province)|
|Government||Region Government, National Government|
Saudi Arabia is divided into 13 administrative regions (Arabic: ; man?tiq id?riyya, sing. ; mintaqah idariyya). Each region is divided into governorates (Arabic: ?; muhafazat, sing. ; muhafazah) and the region capital, which has the status of municipality (amanah) headed by mayors (amin). There are 118 entities combined. The governorates are further subdivided into subgovernorates (marakiz, sing. markaz).
From their organizations in 1932 until 1980, Saudi Arabia was divided into six (initially five) administrative-territorial entities, the provinces of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia:Asir Province (Southern), El Hasa Province (Eastern), Hejaz Province (Western), Nejd Province (Central), Rub al Khali Province (Southeastern), and Shammar Province (Northern). Around 1980, the Northern Province was created from the Western and Central.
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|Najd Region (center)|
|Hijaz Region (west)|