Saudi Arabia is divided into 13 provinces (manatiq idāriyya, – singular mintaqah idariyya). The provinces are further divided into 118 governorates (Arabic: manatiq idāriyya, منطقةإدارية, ). This number includes the 13 provincial capitals, which have a different status as municipalities (amanah) headed by mayors (amin). The governorates are further sudivided into sub-governorates (marakiz, sing. markaz).
|Al Bahah (or Baha)||Al Bahah city|
|Al Jawf (or Jouf)||Sakaka city|
|Al Riyadh||Riyadh city|
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