Hail region

The Hail region is one of the administrative regions in Saudi Arabia. It occupies a geographical location in the northwest of the country. It is considered the seventh region in terms of area, as its area extends to one hundred and twenty thousand square kilometers. According to 2010 statistics, the city of Hail is its center.

As for its location in relation to two longitudes, it lies to the east of longitudes 52, 26, 39, 42, 22 and 44 degrees, and it also lies to the north of latitudes above 34, 16, 25, 16, 53 and 28 degrees, and surrounds it from the north Both the Al-Jawf region and the northern borders, and it is bordered by Medina and Al-Qassim from the southern side, and from the western side, it shares borders with Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah and Tabuk.

Hail city

The city of Hail extends over a mountainous height called Mount Aja, located to the western side of Wadi Al-Adira, and it contains within its territory the well of Samah, which is known for the extent of the sweetness and abundance of its waters. meters, and inhabited by four hundred and twelve thousand seven hundred and fifty-eight people, according to 2010 statistics.

The city of Hail or Hail, as it is called, has a history of authenticity and antiquity, and its strategic location has increased it with great importance, as it is located in the northern center of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. urban feature.

natural properties

The soil layers of the city of Hail are characterized by being silt and of an appropriate depth that made them suitable for agriculture. The height of these lands ranges between eight hundred and twenty-five thousand and fifty meters above sea level, and the subsurface layers above the Arabian Shield lack water, and the history of the geological structure of the region dates back to the sediments of the age. Quadrilateral.

Chains of mountains extend to the western side of the city, with their peaks reaching a height of one thousand four hundred and ninety meters above sea level. Among the most important mountain chains extending to the southeast of the city are the Al Hamirat, Murawa and Al Muallaq mountain ranges.

Economic and social characteristics

The city of Hail is of great service importance, as it is considered a center for service, administrative and commercial activities in the region of the Hail region. It also includes within its borders an industrial area related to various craft workshops. The decision to establish this city came under the guidance of the Ministry of Industry, and work began in it, and the city also maintains a legacy It is an important historical and cultural center in Saudi history, and is a magnet for tourists.

urban characteristics

Urbanization in the city takes a vast area that extends to more than six million four hundred and eighty-five thousand five hundred and eighty-two hectares currently, and the population density per hectare is estimated at about 4.3 people.

It is considered an inhabited city with population centers, as fifty percent of the population of the Hail region resides in the city of Hail, and the uses of the city vary, as it is a national focus for growth and development, and the city of Hail held the title of the key to the desert due to its location that made it a corridor of roads leading to the north of the Arabian Peninsula and south.

Tourism and Antiquities

  • Mountainous areas. The mountains of the Hail region extend to the northwest and southeast of the city, as Jabal Aja extends to the northwest, and Jabal Salma in the other direction, separated by a distance of up to sixty square kilometers, in addition to these two mountains also Jabal al-Samra and Jabal al-Rumman.
  • Barzan Castle.
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  • Al Qishla Castle.

Hail city