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Coordinates: 29°30′N 39°30′E / 29.500°N 39.500°E / 29.500; 39.500

Al-Jouf Region

منطقة الجوف
Al-Jouf
Jouf castle.jpg
Map of Saudi Arabia with Al-Jawf highlighted
Map of Saudi Arabia with Al-Jawf highlighted
CapitalSakakah
Manatiq (Districts)3
Government
 • GovernorPrince Faisal Bin Nawaf Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud
Area
 • Total100,212 km2 (38,692 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)
 • Total508,475
 • Density4.39/km2 (11.4/sq mi)
ISO 3166-2
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Al-Jawf Region (Arabic: الجوفal-Ǧawf pronounced [alˈdʒoːf]), also spelled Al-Jouf, is a region of Saudi Arabia, located in the north of the country, containing its only international border with Jordan to the west. It has an area of 100,212 km² and a population of 508,475 as of 2017 Census[1]. The capital city is Sakakah, and the historical capital is the city of Dumat al-Jandal, also known as Al-Jawf.

The region has three governorates: Sakakah, Qurayyat and Dumat Al-Jandal.

Al Jawf is home to a few historical sites such as Az-Za'bel, Umar ibn Al-Khattaab Mosque, the Kaf Village and the Qadeer Palace, which is known for stone inscriptions.[2]

List of governorsEdit

The governors of the region from the early 1920s are as follows:[3]

  • Prince Assaf al Husain, 1923
  • Prince Abdullah bin Aqeel, 1924
  • Prince Turki bin Ahmad bin Mohammed al Sudairi, 1926
  • Prince Abdurrahman bin Saeed, from 1928 to 1929
  • Prince Ibrahim al Nashmi, from 1929 to 1930
  • Prince Turki bin Ahmad bin Mohammed al Sudairi, from 1930 to 1932
  • Prince Abdul-Aziz bin Ahmad bin Mohammed al Sudairi, 1933
  • Prince Mohammed bin Ahmad bin Mohammed al Sudairi, from March 17, 1938, to September 5, 1943
  • Prince Abdurrahman bin Ahmad bin Mohammed al Sudairi, September 5, 1943
  • Prince Sultan bin Abdurrahman al Sudairi, 1989
  • Prince Abdul Ilah bin Abdulaziz al Saud, from 1998 up to 2001
  • Prince Fahd bin Badr bin Abdulaziz al Saud 2001

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population Characteristics surveys" (PDF). General Authority for Statistics. 2017.
  2. ^ Jouf Region Archived 2013-10-06 at the Wayback Machine Saudi Tourism. Retrieved 24, March 2014 .
  3. ^ "Emirs of al Jouf". Ministry of Interior. Retrieved May 13, 2012.

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