List of governorates of Saudi Arabia

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Governorates (Arabic: محافظات; muhafazat, sing. muhafazah) are the second level of regional administration within Saudi Arabia. Each of Saudi Arabia's 13 regions is sub-divided into governorates. Governorates are further sub-divided into sub-governorates (marakiz, sing. markaz), though some sub-governorates report directly to the provincial capital rather than to one of the governorates. Regional capitals themselves are not included within any governorate but are instead governed by "municipalities" (amanah), with each municipality being headed by a mayor (amin). Governorates in Saudi Arabia can be either "Category A" or "Category B", depending on population size.

List of governorates

The following lists of governorates by region include (in brackets) the populations at the Census held on 28 April 2010

Al Bahah Region

Northern Borders Region (Al Hudud ash Shamaliyah)

Al Jawf Region

Al Madinah Region

Al-Qassim Region

Al Riyadh Region

'Asir Region

Eastern Province (Ash Sharqiyah)

Ha'il Region

Jizan Region

Makkah Region

Najran Region

Tabuk Region


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