Saudi Arabia

Census Results


1974-09-09
1992-09-27 16,948,388
2004-09-15 22,678,262
2010-04-28 27,136,977

General Information


Official name the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Official name [native] المملكة العربية السعودية [Al Mamlakah al ‘Arabīyah as Su‘ūdīyah] «Arabic»
Capital Riyadh
Capital [native] الرياض [Ar Riyāḑ] «Arabic»
Region Western Asia
ISO code SA
Statistical agency Central Department of Statistics & Information

Name in Chinese 沙特阿拉伯王国
Name in Arabic المملكة العربية السعودية
Name in Spanish el Reino de la Arabia Saudita
Name in Russian Королевство Саудовская Аравия
Name in French le Royaume d'Arabie saoudite

Administrative units

administrative unitsnative namecapital [native name]area (sq.km.)population
1992-09-27
census
population
2004-09-15
census
population
2010-04-28
census
Al-Hudud ash Shamaliyahالحدود الشماليةAr'ar [عرعر]111,797229,060279,971320,524
Al-BahaﺔﺣﺎﺒﻟﺍAl-Baha [الباحه]9,921332,157377,900411,888
Al-JoufالجوفSakaka [سكاآا]100,212268,228361,738440,009
Al-Madinah Al-Monawarahالمدينة المنورةMadinah (HC) [المدينة]151,9901,084,9471,512,7241,777,933
Al-QaseemالقصيمBuraydah [بريدة]58,046750,9791,015,9721,215,858
Al-RiyadhالرياضAl-Riyadh [الرياض]404,2403,834,9865,458,2736,777,146
AseerعسيرAbha [أبها]76,6931,340,1681,687,9391,913,392
Ash SharqiyahالشرقيةAd Dammam [الدمام]672,5222,575,8203,360,0314,105,780
Ha'ilحائلHa'il [حائل]103,887411,284526,882597,144
JazanجازانJazan [جازان]11,671865,9611,187,5871,365,110
Makkah Al-Mokarramahمكة المكرمةMakkah (HC) [مكة]153,1284,467,6705,797,1846,915,006
NajranنجرانNajran [نجران]149,511300,994420,345505,652
TaboukتبوكTabouk [تبوك]146,072486,134691,716791,535
total  2,149,69016,948,38822,678,26227,136,977
source: Central Department of Statistics & Information, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
note: 2010 (or 1431 in local count) data refers to preliminary results.
note: HC = Holy City.
note: 1974 AD converts to 1393/94 AH and 1992 AD converts to 1412/13 AH (local year count).
note: Northern Borders = Al Hudud ash Shamaliyah [Al Hodoud ash Shamaliyah]; Eastern Region = Ash Sharqiyah.

Expanded administrative units

administrative unitsnative namecapital [native name]area (sq.km.)population
1992-09-27
census
population
2004-09-15
census
population
2010-04-28
census
Al-Hudud ash Shamaliyahالحدود الشماليةAr'ar [عرعر]111,797229,060279,971320,524
Ar'arعرعر   164,823191,051
Rafhaرفحاء   73,36380,544
Turayfطريف   41,78548,929
Al-BahaﺔﺣﺎﺒﻟﺍAl-Baha [الباحه]9,921332,157377,900411,888
Al-Aqiqالعقيق   28,48647,235
Al-Bahaالباحه   93,287103,411
Al-Mandagالمندق   45,65335,629
Al-Mukhwahالمخواة   64,35370,664
Al-Qaraالقرى   29,16231,480
Biljurashiبلجرشي   61,50365,223
Qilwahقلوه   55,45658,246
Al-JoufالجوفSakaka [سكاآا]100,212268,228361,738440,009
Alquryyatالقريات   124,979147,550
Dawmat Aljandealدومة الجندل   40,06949,646
Sakakaسكاآا   196,690242,813
Al-Madinah Al-Monawarahالمدينة المنورةMadinah (HC) [المدينة]151,9901,084,9471,512,7241,777,933
Al-Madinah Al-Monawarahالمدينة المنورة   995,6191,180,770
Alhinakiyahالحناآية   52,54959,326
Almahdالمهد   53,68762,511
Alulaالعلا   57,49564,591
Badrبدر   58,08863,468
Khaybarخيبر   45,48948,592
Yanbu Albaharينبع البحر   249,797298,675
Al-QaseemالقصيمBuraydah [بريدة]58,046750,9791,015,9721,215,858
Alasyahالأسياح   22,04626,336
Albadaiالبدائع   45,28357,164
Albukayriyahالبكيرية   47,98657,621
Almidhnabالمذنب   37,17444,043
Annabhaniyahالنبهانية   40,90847,744
Arrassالرس   115,881133,482
Ashshimasiyahالشماسية   8,82510,605
Buraydahبريدة   505,333614,093
Riadh Alkhabraرياض الخبراء   29,99734,497
Unayzahعنيزة   138,543163,729
Uyun Aljiwaعيون الجواء   23,99626,544
Al-RiyadhالرياضAl-Riyadh [الرياض]404,2403,834,9865,458,2736,777,146
Al-Riyadhالرياض   4,138,3295,254,560
Addiriyahالدرعيه   60,86073,668
Alkharjالخرج   323,597376,325
Adduwadimiالدوادمي   190,432217,305
Almajmaahالمجمعه   111,668133,285
Alquwayiyahالقويعيه   106,690126,161
Wadi Addawasirوادي الدواسر   92,714106,152
Alaflajالافلاج   60,07768,201
Azulfiالزلفي   62,98069,294
Shagraشقراء   34,72540,541
Hawtat Bani Tamimحوطه بني تميم   39,83443,300
Afifعفيف   68,67877,978
Assulayyilالسليل   34,99936,383
Durumaضرما   19,70624,429
Almuzahimiyaالمزاحميه   35,94239,865
Rumahرماح   25,38728,055
Thadiqثادق   15,25317,165
Huraymilaحريملاء   12,64515,324
Alhariqالحريق   13,48814,750
Alghatالغاط   10,26914,405
AseerعسيرAbha [أبها]76,6931,340,1681,687,9391,913,392
Abhaأبها   352,303366,551
Ahad Rufaydahأحد رفيده   99,175113,043
Almajardahالمجارده   89,689103,531
Annamasالنماص   47,81154,119
Balqarnبالقرن   66,65674,391
Bishahبيشه   188,246205,346
Dahran Aljanubظهران الجنوب   55,31463,119
Khamis Mushaytخميس مشيط   445,750512,599
Muhayilمحايل   176,336228,979
Rijal Almaرجال المع   58,87565,406
Sarat Abidahسراة عبيدة   59,55767,120
Tathlithتثليث   48,22759,188
Ash SharqiyahالشرقيةAd Dammam [الدمام]672,5222,575,8203,360,0314,105,780
Ad Dammamالدمام   745,658903,597
Alahsaالأحساء   907,7341,063,112
Aljubaylالجبيل   224,481378,949
Alkhafjiالخفجي   60,41476,279
Alkhubarالخبر   456,559578,500
Alqatifالقطيف   473,454524,182
Annuayriyahالنعيرية   44,57152,340
Buqayqبقيق   44,79353,444
Hafr Albatinحفر الباطن   338,764389,993
Qaryah Alulyaقرية العليا   20,19024,634
Ras Tannurahرأس تنورة   43,41360,750
Ha'ilحائلHa'il [حائل]103,887411,284526,882597,144
Alghazalahالغزالة   94,531102,588
Ashshinanالشنان   36,70641,641
Baqaبقعاء   38,87540,157
Ha'ilحائل   356,770412,758
JazanجازانJazan [جازان]11,671865,9611,187,5871,365,110
Abu Arishأبو عريش   123,943197,112
Addairالدائر   49,23958,494
Addarbالدرب   52,06269,134
Ahad Almasarihahأحد المسارحة   70,038110,710
Alaridahالعارضة   62,84176,705
Alaydabiالعيدابي   52,51560,799
Alharthالحرث   47,07318,586
Arraythالريث   13,40618,961
Bayshبيش   58,26977,442
Damadضمد   62,36671,601
Farasanفرسان   13,96217,999
Jazanجازان   255,340157,536
Sabyaصبياء   198,086228,375
Samtahصامطة   128,447201,656
Makkah Al-Mokarramahمكة المكرمةMakkah (HC) [مكة]153,1284,467,6705,797,1846,915,006
Al-Jmumumالجموم   76,02692,222
Al-Kamilالكامل   18,46821,419
Al-Khurmahالخرمة   38,60042,223
Al-Lithالليث   109,953128,529
Al-Qunfudhahالقنفذة   240,944272,424
Al-Taifالطائف   883,538987,914
Jiddahجدة   2,821,3713,456,259
Khulaysخليص   49,91956,687
Makkah Al-Mokarramahمكة المكرمة   1,402,9441,675,368
Rabighرابغ   68,53892,072
Ranyahرنية   44,22945,942
Turubahتربة   42,65443,947
NajranنجرانNajran [نجران]149,511300,994420,345505,652
Alkhirkhirالخرخير   3,7854,015
Badr Aljanubبدر الجنوب   9,51511,117
Hubunaحبونا   22,94120,400
Khubashخباش   18,81722,133
Najranنجران   265,498329,112
Sharurahشروره   72,96585,977
Tharثار   12,93516,047
Yadamahيدمه   13,88916,851
TaboukتبوكTabouk [تبوك]146,072486,134691,716791,535
Alwajhالوجه   38,92044,570
Dhubaضباء   46,61251,951
Haqilحقل   28,37927,856
Taboukتبوك   488,365569,797
Taymaتيماء   35,69136,199
Umlujأملج   53,74961,162
total  2,149,69016,948,38822,678,26227,136,977
source: Central Department of Statistics & Information, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
note: 2010 (or 1431 in local count) data refers to preliminary results.
note: HC = Holy City.
note: 1974 AD converts to 1393/94 AH and 1992 AD converts to 1412/13 AH (local year count).
note: Northern Borders = Al Hudud ash Shamaliyah [Al Hodoud ash Shamaliyah]; Eastern Region = Ash Sharqiyah.

Main cities

namenative namepopulation
2004-09-15
census
Riyadhالرياض4,087,152
Jeddahجدة2,801,481
Makkahمكة1,294,106
Al Madinahالمدينة918,889
Dammamالدمام744,321
At Taifالطائف521,273
source: The Saudi Arabia Information Source; these 2004 census numbers are preliminary.