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Ḥaql (Arabic: حَقْل‎) or Ḥaqal (Arabic: حَقَل‎)[2] is a city in the northwest of Saudi Arabia near the head of the Gulf of Aqaba, adjacent to Aqaba across the Jordanian border. The coasts of Egypt, Israel and Jordan can be seen from Haql.

City of Haql

Arabic: مَدِيْنَة حَقْل‎, romanizedMadīnat Ḥaql
Haql seen from the sea, with the Midian Mountains in the background
Haql seen from the sea, with the Midian Mountains in the background
City of Haql is located in Saudi Arabia
City of Haql
City of Haql
Coordinates: 29°17′N 34°56′E / 29.283°N 34.933°E / 29.283; 34.933
Country Saudi Arabia
ProvinceTabuk province
Population
 (2010)[1]
 • Total25,649
Time zoneUTC+2
Websitewww.haqlcity.com

Haql is a small city and it is not a port used for Red Sea shipping, and the relatively small Saudi population does not engage in water desalination. As a result, the reefs in this area are pristine and populated with diverse flora and fauna. The coasts of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aqaba in this region are scenic. There are views of the mountains of the Sinai Peninsula across the Gulf of Aqaba. Shipping is limited to traffic to and from the Port of Aqaba, Jordan. It lies 5 km (3.1 mi) from the Jordanian border. It has become one of the most attractive cities to visit for diving sports and accommodation. The two most attractive factors are its climate and geographical location. The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) has added more than 4 attractive spots on Haql.[citation needed]

ClimateEdit

In Haql, there is a desert climate. Most rain falls in the winter. The Köppen-Geiger climate classification is BWh. The average annual temperature in Haql is 24.3 °C (75.7 °F). About 24 mm (0.94 in) of precipitation falls annually.

Climate data for Haql
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 21.1
(70.0)
22.8
(73.0)
25.8
(78.4)
29.9
(85.8)
34.0
(93.2)
36.8
(98.2)
37.4
(99.3)
37.8
(100.0)
35.2
(95.4)
31.9
(89.4)
27.1
(80.8)
22.2
(72.0)
30.2
(86.3)
Average low °C (°F) 10.7
(51.3)
11.7
(53.1)
14.3
(57.7)
17.8
(64.0)
20.3
(68.5)
23.8
(74.8)
25.3
(77.5)
25.6
(78.1)
24.1
(75.4)
20.8
(69.4)
16.5
(61.7)
11.9
(53.4)
18.6
(65.4)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 3
(0.1)
5
(0.2)
5
(0.2)
3
(0.1)
1
(0.0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1
(0.0)
3
(0.1)
3
(0.1)
24
(0.9)
Source: Climate Data

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with population statistics, maps, charts, weather and web information". citypopulation.de. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  2. ^ Scoville, Sheila A. (2006). Gazetteer of Arabia: a geographical and tribal history of the Arabian Peninsula. 2. Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt. pp. 201–344. ISBN 0-7614-7571-0.