Emirates of Saudi Arabia


Emirates of Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is divided into 13 "emirates" ("manatiq idāriyya", singular – "mintaqah idariyya", ). Each emirate is divided into governorates (Arabic: "muhafazat", "محافظات‎", singular muhafazah), 118 in total. This number contains the emirate capitals, which have a different status as municipalities ("amanah") headed by mayors ("amin"). The governorates are further sudivided into sub-governorates (marakiz, sing. markaz).


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