Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the biggest Country in the Middle East located in the southeast of Asia continental, it is one of the strong countries in the Arab world which has an effective situation in political events, so we will tell you the list of famous cities in Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia capital
Riyad is the capital of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, besides being the largest city in Saudi Arabia. In addition, it is one of the most important and historical cities since it was the capital of Saudi Arabia in the old times while it was called “Hajar” which was the capital of the second and the third Saudi Arabia kingdom as well. Moreover, it has many events and political conferences are held in it.
Riyadh contains many tourist attractions such as King Abdulaziz Historical Center, Al Faisaliah and Kingdom Towers, the Saudi National Museum, Al Masmak Palace, King Fahd Cultural Center, King Fahd National Library, and the Great Mosque. Besides, other festivals that many visitors.
According to 2021 statistics, Riyadh has a population of 10.5 million people. So, it is the biggest third Arab capital country by population.
Riyadh city is about 3.115 km2
The location of Riyadh city is in the middle of the Arabian Peninsula on the Najd plateau.
Saudi Arabia cities map
Main cities in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia has a vast area, so it contains 134 governorates in addition to 46 cities. Among the most important of these Saudi Arabia cities name are:
It is the capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and one of the most important cities in the Arab world. Besides, many important Arab political events were held in Riyadh which proves its great importance. Moreover, we mentioned its location is in the middle of the Arab peninsula.
It is the second largest city in Saudi Arabia after Riyadh because it has a total area of 84,658 hectares. In addition, it is located in the west of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the coast of the Red Sea. It is the gateway to the Two Holy Mosques, and there is also the largest seaport on the Red Bukhara coast.
It is a sacred city for Muslims, as it has Al-Masjid Al-Haram which millions of Muslims visit for Hajj, and also Umra each year. Besides, its location is in the western part of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In addition, the area of the Holy City of Makkah is about 850 km². In addition, the nearest airport to Makkah is King Abdelaziz airport.
It is the first capital of Islam besides, it is called “Madina Monawara”. In addition, It has another famous old name which is “Taiba” and before Islam was known as “Yathreb”. Besides, it’s sacred because of the existence of the Prophet’s Mosque in it.
It is an important city due to it overlooks the Gulf through three sides north, east, and south. It is also famous for the oil fields in which it was discovered and is still to this day.
It is called the bride of the south because it has the most beautiful nature and amazing views everywhere. Besides, the location of Abha is in the southwest of Saudi Arabia.
Its location is in the west of Saudi Arabia, while it is surrounded from every side by mountains. So, it has the best weather and many come to it to enjoy the summer. Besides, its old name was “Weg”.
It is near Al-Madina and also its location is on the red sea coast. In addition, It is the second biggest city on the red sea after Jeddah city. In addition, it is called the pearl of the desert as it is one of the old cities of Saudi Arabia which is about 2500 years old.
List of famous cities in Saudi Arabia
This is a list of famous cities in Saudi Arabia such as:
Major Saudi Arabia cities
- Jeddah is the biggest Saudi Arabia city with an area of about 1,600 km².
- Riyadh is the second Saudi Arabia city which is 1,435 km2.
- Mekkah is the third biggest city in Saudi Arabia with an area of 1,200 km².
Saudi Arabia cities
This is a list of famous cities in Saudi Arabia in each province such as:
North Saudi Arabia cities
Eastern province Saudi Arabia cities
- Al Mubarraz.
- the eyes.
- Skirt head.
- Hafar Al-Batin.
Ancient Saudi Arabia cities
There are many ancient cities in Saudi Arabia as thirteen ancient cities have been discovered. Besides, it is still inhabited today. There is a list of famous ancient cities in Saudi Arabia such as:
- Qaryat Al-Faw.
- Al-Ukhdud archeological area.
- Hegra (Madinat Ṣalih).
- Dumat Al-Jandal.
Saudi Arabia cities by population
This is a list of famous cities in Saudi Arabia with a higher population such as:
- Riyadh has the biggest population among other Saudi Arabia cities with a population of 4,205,961 people.
- Jeddah is the second city with a population of 2,867,446 people.
- Mecca has population about 1,323,624 people.
- Medina has population about 1,300,000 people.
- Sultanah has a population of about 946,697 people.
- Dammam has a population of about 768,602 people.
- Ta’if has a population of about 530,848 people.
- Tabuk has a population of about 455,450 people.
- Al Kharj has a population of about 425,300 people.
- Buraydah has a population of about 391,336 people.
Modern city in Saudi Arabia
Neom is a modern city with about 26,500 km2. Its construction began on 24 October 2017 by Mohammad bin Salman. It is also located in the far northwest of Saudi Arabia and extends along the coast of the Red Sea from the west about 460 km.
In conclusion, Saudi Arabia is playing an important powerful role in many political conflicts all over the world. As, it has the power of Petrol and Gas which are needed all over the world, especially after the war between Russia on Ukraine and its consequences.
The ancient civilization was the Nabataean civilization that settled there.
King Abdulaziz bin Abdul Rahman Ibn Saud united the four regions into one State which was founded in 1932. he settled with his family there and ruled Saudi Arabia till nowadays.
Madinet Saleh or Hegra is the oldest city in Saudi Arabia.