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

The Madinah Region (Arabic: المدينة المنورةAl-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 2,132,679 (2017 Census)[1], subdivided into seven governorates (muḥafaẓat):

Madinah Region
المدينة المنورة
Map of Saudi Arabia with Madinah highlighted
Map of Saudi Arabia with Madinah highlighted
 • GovernorFaisal bin Salman
 • Deputy GovernorSaud bin Khalid
 • Total151,990 km2 (58,680 sq mi)
(2017 census)
 • Total2,132,679
 • Density14/km2 (36/sq mi)
ISO 3166-2
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.[2] 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.[3]



  1. ^ "Population Characteristics surveys" (PDF). General Authority for Statistics. 2017.
  2. ^ "Medina". Trawell Guide. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  3. ^ "USESCO and Saudi Arabia: A Snapshot Picture" (PDF). UNESCO. Retrieved 2012-11-17.
  4. ^ "Governor of Madinah Province Receives UN Under-Secretary-General - gcc_press". Gulf in the Media. 6 June 2010. Retrieved 25 August 2012.

External linksEdit