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Tabuk

مِنْطَقَة تَبُوْك(in Arabic)
Snow in the Midian mountainous region near the border with Jordan
Snow in the Midian mountainous region near the border with Jordan
Map of Saudi Arabia with Tabuk highlighted
Map of Saudi Arabia with Tabuk highlighted
Coordinates: 28°0′N 37°0′E / 28.000°N 37.000°E / 28.000; 37.000
CapitalTabuk
Boroughs6
Government
 • GovernorFahd bin Sultan
Area
 • Total146,072 km2 (56,399 sq mi)
Population
 (2017 census)
 • Total910,030
 • Density6.2/km2 (16/sq mi)
ISO 3166-2
07

Tabuk (Arabic: مِنْطَقَة تَبُوْكMinṭaqat Tabūk), also spelled Tabouk, is a region of Saudi Arabia, located along the north-west coast of the country, facing Egypt across the Red Sea. It has an area of 146,072 km² and a population of 910,030 (2017).[1] Its capital is Tabuk. The governor is Fahd bin Sultan since 1987.[2]

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History

Ancient temples in what used to be Midian, nowadays the region of Tabuk
Ancient temples in what used to be Midian, nowadays the region of Tabuk

The history of the Tabuk region dates back to 5,000 years ago. The region is identified with the land of Madyan. The region is traversed by the Hejaz Railway, which was a focus for attacks during the Arab Revolt of 1916/18.[3]

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1992486,134—    
2004691,716+2.98%
2010796,425+2.38%
2018930,507+1.96%
source:[4]

Major cities

Economy

The Tabuk region (Astra) exports flowers to Europe.[5]

List of governors

The governors of the region since 1926 are as follows:[6]

  • Muhammad ibn Abdulziz Alshahl from 1926 to 1930
  • Abdullah bin Saad from 1930 to 1931
  • Abdullah bin Saad bin Abdul Mohsen Al Sudairi from 1931 to 1935
  • Saud bin Hizlol bin Nasser Al Saud from 1936 to 1937
  • Musaed Saud bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of 1938 to 1950
  • Suleiman bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Sultan from 1950 to 1950
  • Abdul Rahman bin Mohammed from 1950 to 1951
  • Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Sudairi from 1951 to 1955
  • Musaad bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Sudairi from 1955 to 1972
  • Sulaiman bin Turki bin Suleiman Al Sudairi from 1972 to 1980
  • Abdul Majeed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud from 1980 to 1986
  • Mamdouh bin Abdulaziz Al Saud from 1986 to 1987
  • Fahd bin Sultan Al Saud, 1987–present

Destinations

See also

References

  1. ^ "Population Characteristics surveys" (PDF). General Authority for Statistics. 2017.
  2. ^ Sabri, Sharaf, 1958- (2001). The house of Saud in commerce : a study of royal entrepreneurship in Saudi Arabia. New Delhi: I.S. Publications. ISBN 8190125400. OCLC 47863742.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ "Tabūk | Saudi Arabia". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  4. ^ Saudi Arabia: Regions and Cities
  5. ^ "Tabouk City Profile, Saudi Arabia". The Saudi Network. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  6. ^ "the list of all governors of Tabuk Province". Ministry of Interior. Archived from the original on 22 January 2011. Retrieved 8 May 2012.
  7. ^ "Tabuk". www.sauditourism.sa. Retrieved 2019-04-11.

External links

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