Najran

The Najran Region:


Najran is one of the thirteen regions of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, located in the southwest of the kingdom on the border with Yemen. The area of Najran 360 000 km2 and a population of 620 000 thousand people, according to statistics in (2008). And its capital is the city of Najran. . Famous for its agriculture, the Najran Valley Dam, which is one of the largest dams built in Saudi Arabia as the storage capacity of up to about 85 million cubic meters, where there is palm trees, the most famous Rift region effects mentioned in the Qur'an in Surah Burooj. The scars of the groove List of fascinates visitors with history lovers and researchers in the folds of Antiquities. The mountains of Najran and many historical sites are still replete with many of the virgin archaeological sites and inscriptions full of miscellaneous fees. Najran in traditional markets and modern farms, hotels and other areas for residential visitors and tourists. Population of Najran Region are committed to tribal traditions. Najran, a tourist attraction and the climate is mild in summer and winter. Among the most famous neighborhoods of Najran is alive Faisaliah which is upstream of the economic logic.

Population:

The population of the city of Najran, about 400 thousand people, with a population growth of 4.9% per year.

Geography and Climate:

Najran is located in the southwestern part of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in the eastern region of the Arabian Shield, which extends across the vast region the far south of the island and on the longitude and latitude 17.5 44.33 approx.
The total area of
about 36.500 km 2, covering the desert a large part of this area, which is part of the fabric of the province Sharorah administrative region of Najran. The level ranges from the highlands in the Najran region between 900 and 1800 m above sea level surrounded by mountains in Najran from the north and south under the towering heights as we head east to the cave in the sands of the Empty Quarter. Najran is located in flat land with a strikethrough and Najran valley that runs through the region from west to east, where hurt in the sands of the Empty Quarter in the so-called "widow of William." The climate is continental region of Najran somewhat, where the temperatures average between 14.6 degrees and 30.9 degrees Celsius, while rainfall amounts to an average annual 83 mm. And was praised by historians and geographers in this region is full of riches agricultural due to its strategic location and fertile land and abundance of ground water, making it of particular importance among the regions of the Arabian Peninsula, and we can say that the region of Najran combines several advantages of terrain is an agricultural area and the mountainous and desert area. The placement of the Najran in the old era of pre-birth, not least because only the effects of these ages, which are still a lot of them stand to this day (1).

Climate of the region of Najran is continental rather, where the temperatures average between 14.6 degrees and 30.9 degrees Celsius, while rainfall amounts to an average annual 83 mm - benefit of Najran, in the summer season of depressions with Yemen, Sudan and the former I could hear that the summer rains over the winter . This year, we noted that the Najran valley filled with the floods, and continued for more than a month and a half in the months of July and August they have not happened long ago. With the city of Najran have been affected with heavy sound, but had no role in the floods, but was the source of the floods from the highlands in Yemen and that lesson Najran .

Villages of  the  region  of Najran:

Alkhadod

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