Al Madinah Region

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

Madinah Region
المدينة المنورة

Map of Saudi Arabia with Madinah highlighted
Capital Medina
Boroughs 7
  Governor - Emir Faisal bin Salman
  Total 151,990 km2 (58,680 sq mi)
Population (2010 census)
  Total 1,777,933
  Density 12/km2 (30/sq mi)
ISO 3166-2 03

The Madinah Region (Arabic: المدينة المنورة Al-Madīnah al-Munawarah) is a region 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 1,777,973 (2010 Census), subdivided into seven governorates (muḥafaẓat):

Governorate Population
Medina 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

The regional capital is Medina, the second holiest city in Islam.[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]



  1. "Medina". Trawell Guide. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  2. "USESCO and Saudi Arabia: A Snapshot Picture" (PDF). UNESCO. Retrieved 2012-11-17.
  3. "Governor of Madinah Province Receives UN Under-Secretary-General - gcc_press". Gulf in the Media. 6 June 2010. Retrieved 25 August 2012.

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