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Saudi Arabia, Western Asia
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latitude: 24.39, longitude: 45.4
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Saudi Arabia is a Country in Western Asia at latitude 24°23′24.00″ North, longitude 45°24′00.00″ East.

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Tag Names and Naming convention

The official language in Saudi Arabia is Arabic. It is the default tag language so use: name=الرياض for default name. For english name use name:en=Riyadh. And also for arabic name use: name:ar=الرياض.

Administrative Boundaries

Organization of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
level admin_level english name arabic name elements tag ISO 3166-2 note / source
1 4 region / province / emirate منطقة / Mintaqah 13 place=state subdivisions
2 (5/6) governorate (category A & B) / subdivisions محافظة / Muhafazah 136 place=district
  • Governorate boundaries for Saudi Arabia added from maplibrary.org's ESRI shape file.
3 (7/8) sub-governorate مركز / Markaz / Marakiz 1347 place=county
4 (7/8) municipality أمانة / بلدية place=municipality

Major places in Saudi Arabia

National capital

  • Riyadh / Ar Riyah / SA.RI.RI

Administrative Regions and their places

by ISO 3166-2 code
ISO ID province mintaqah arabic name capital other places
SA-01 Riyadh Province Ar Riyāḑ الرياض Riyadh Al Kharj, Majmaah, Shagra
SA-02 Makkah Province Makkah al Mukarramah مكة المكرمة Makkah (Mecca) Jiddah/Jeddah, Thuwal, King Abdullah Economic City
SA-03 Medina Province Al Madīnah al Munawwarah المدينة المنورة Al Madīnah (Medina) Yanbu, Al Aiss, Al Ula (relation 11687827 / relation 11687823)
SA-04 Eastern Province Ash Sharqīyah الشرقية Ad Dammām (Dammam) As Safa, Al Ahsa (Al Hufuf), Dhahran, Jubail, Khobar (Al Khubar)
SA-05 Al Qassim Province Al Qaşīm القصيم Buraydah Al Qassim, Bakireya
SA-06 Hai´l Province Ḩā'il حايل Ḩā'il (Hail) relation 11597855
SA-07 Tabuk Province Tabūk تبوك Tabūk (Tabuk)
SA-08 Northern Border Province Al Ḩudūd ash Shamālīyah الحدود الشمالية 'Ar'ar (Arar )
SA-09 Jizan Province Jāzān جازان Jāzān (Jizan)
SA-10 Najran Province Najrān نجران Najrān (Najran)
SA-11 Al Baha Province Al Bāḩah الباحة Al Bāḩah (Al-Baha)
SA-12 Al Jawf Province Al Jawf الجوف Sakākā (Sakakah)
SA-14 Asir Province 'Asīr عسير Abhā (Abha) Sabt Al Alaya relation 11687299, Khamis Mushayt

Populated settlements

Settlement Local Name Element Description Comments
place=city مدينة كبيرة
  • A municipality having a population of at least 100,000 people.
  • A governorate center which having a population at least 40,0000.
  • A governorate center which having a port or airport.
  • A municipality having a population of at least 40,000 and having a port or airport.
Like Riyadh, Jeddah ...
place=town مدينة
  • A governorate center which is not a city.
  • A district center.
  • A municipality having a population of at least 5,000 people.
  • A port or border checkpoint contains Customs authority.
place=village قرية A municipality having a population less then 5,000 people, larger than an hamlet, and with a significant infrastructure.
place=hamlet هجرة / محلة A rural community less than 100-200 inhabitants, few infrastructure except a public access road or path.
place=isolated_dwelling محلة معزولة A rural named place with a single inhabited building or farm, almost no infrastructure except a nearby road or a private access path.
place=locality موضع A named place that has no population.

Town / City

Sources

Examples in Tagging

  • Al Ula Municipality
    • amenity=townhall, townhall:type=town, office=government
    • relation to boundary and suburbs
  • Emirate of Al Ula Governorate
    • amenity=townhall, townhall:type=district, office=government
    • relation

Village / Hamlet

https://www.stats.gov.sa/ar/97

Sources

Adresses in Saudi Arabia

National Adresses / Postal Codes

Mapping

Sources

Infrastructure

Airports

Domestic

International

Military

Source

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_military_installations_in_Saudi_Arabia

Planned

Sabt Alalayah Airstrip in Asir Province at 30

Highway/Roads classification in Saudi Arabia

International

National roads in Saudi Arabia (highway=primary*)

Highways with relations
Number Type of highway classification Start Stations Destination Direction Relation status
5 motorway/trunk national Haql

(Jordan Border)

At-Tuwal

(Yemen Border)

NW>SW 11571827 (i J P2)Ring Road Jiddah

7730051 (i J P2)

to merge all to one
10
15 motroway/trunk national Halat Ammar

(Jordan Border)

Tabuk, Medina, Makkah, At Taif,

Abha, Zahran, Najran

Sharurah

(Yemen Border)

N>S 8277060 (i J P2) to go north
30 trunk / primary provincial Bishah Sabt Al Alaya 11663051 (i J P2)
40 motorway national Jiddah Makkah, Al Hawiyah, Riyadh Ad Dammam

(Persian Gulf)

W>E 11366015 (i J P2) complete
50
60
65 motorway national (Jordan Border) Riyadh Al Kharj (10) N>S 11581111 (i J P2)
66 motorway/trunk national Medina Rafha (85) W>E 11580956 (i J P2)
70 trunk/primary Hail 11581218 (i J P2)
75
80 trunk national Duba

(Westcoast 5)

Tabuk, Sakaka Arar

(Iraq Border)

W>E 11571828 (i J P2)
85 trunk national Al Qurayyat

(Jordan Border 65)

Tarayf, Arar, Rafha, Hafar Al Batin Nariyah (95) N>E 8251342 (i J P2) complete
95
130
140
156
158
175
177
211
214
246
255
273
279
298
328 primary provincial Al Ula Medina N>S 11647048 (i J P2) to go south
340
375 primary provincial Al-Hijr Arch Site Al Ula 15 11628638 (i J P2)
389 primary provincial Hail 65 N>S 8288644 (i J P2)
394 primary provincial الشرف

(village at 5)

Bir Ibn Hirmas (15) W>E 11580935 (i J P2)
400 primary Hail Buraydah 11581211 (i J P2)
411 Ar Rass
413 Buraydah
414 Buraydah
418 Buraydah
419 Buraydah
425 Buraydah Ring Road Unaizah
427
505
506
522
535
565
612
613 motorway provincial Az Zahran (Dahran) Ad Dammam Al Jubail N>S 3309800 (i J P2)
615
4245 secondary national 255 10 W>E 11663730 (i J P2)
6510 Buraydah
6750
7011 Buraydah Ayn Ibn Furayd
8650 11581112 (i J P2)
?? trunk provincial Tabuk شرما

(village at Westcoast 5)

NE>SW 11571829 (i J P2)

Expressways in Saudi Arabia (highway=motorway)

  • Riyadh–Taif Highway, 752 km
  • Makkah–Madinah Highway, 421 km
  • Riyadh–Dammam Highway, 383 km
  • Riyadh–Sudair–Al Qassim Highway, 317 km
  • Makkah-Jeddah Highway, 60 km
  • Dammam - Abu Hadriya - Ras Tanura Highway, 257 km
  • Khaybar - Al Ola Highway, 175 km
  • Taif - Abha-Gizan Highway (750 km)
  • Dahran - Jubail Expressway (No. 613)

Railways

Education in Saudi Arabia

Universities and Colleges

by province
ID city Name of university Relation category type gender supervision
3 Al Aiss Technical College branch Al-Ayes relation 11686486 college part branch TVTC*
4 Al Dammam Imam Abdul Rahman bin Faisal University (IAU) relation 11612366 university national
1 Al Kharj Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University (PSAU relation 11653730 university national Ministry of Higher Education Saudi Arabia
4 Al Hufuf King Faisal University (KFU) relation 11611699 university national
4 Al Hufuf Technical Institute of Naval Studies institute military
Al Wajh Mondragon & Wintec College - Al Wajh Female College college female
3 Al Ula Technical College branch relation 11686860 college branch TVTC
6 Ha'il University of Hail relation 11581113 university
3 Madinah Taibah University relation 11595749 university
3 Al Ula Taibah University - College of Sciences and Arts relation 11687825 college part of upper univer´sity part
3 Al Ola AL-ULA Community College Female college part of upper university part female
3 Madinah Islamic University of Madinah relation 11595236 university
1 Riyadh Alfaisal University university
1 Riyadh Al Imam Muhammad Ibn Suud University (IMISU) relation 11606156 university
1 Riyadh Imam Muhammand Ibn Saud University, Girls College part of college part of upper university? female fix name
1 Riyadh Al Yamamah Private University (YU) relation 11606469 university private
1 Riyadh Inaya Medical College relation 11606468 college
1 Riyadh Institute of Public Administration institute
1 Riyadh King Fahd College college
1 Riyadh King Khalid Military Academy academy military
1 Riyadh King Saud University (KSU) university
3 Al Ula KSU branch relation 11687826 part branch
1 Riyadh KSU New Community College college part of upper university?
1 Riyadh King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU) university
1 Riyadh Naif Arab University for Security Sciences university
1 Riyadh Prince Sultan University university
1 Riyadh Princess Nora bint Abdulrahman University relation 11606289 university
1 Riyadh Princess Noura Bint Abdulrahman University for Girls part of college part of upper university? female
1 Riyadh Riyadh College of Dentistry & Pharmacy college
1 Riyadh Riyadh College of Technology (RCT) college
1 Wadi Ad Dawasir Unnamed relation 11663729 college todo
7 Tabuk Fahad Bin Sultan University (FBSU) relation 11635866 university
7 Tabuk University of Tabuk relation 11604385 university
7 Tabuk University of Tabuk 2 female
Al Wajh University of Tabuk - Branch in Al Wajh branch of university branch
14 Sabt Al-Alaya University of Sabt Al-Alaya for Girls relation 11663270 university female

Rules

  • female instead of girls

Sources

Economic Zones

Sustainable Cities & planned projects

  • King Abdullah Economic City
  • NEOM relation 11644521
  • Red Sea Project relation 11644727

Tourism and Heritage in Saudi Arabia

Rules from Key:heritage

International & Global

WHC (5)

heritage=1 + heritage:operator=whc + ref:whc=Nr

World Heritage Site
ref:whc name of heritage site province
1293 Al-Hijr Archaeological Site (Mada'in Salih) relation 8348299
1329 At-Turaif District in ad-Dir'iyah
1361 Historic Jeddah, the Gate to Makkah
1472 Rock Art in the Hail Region of Saudi Arabia
1563 Al-Ahsa Oasis, an Evolving Cultural Landscape
Sources

International Regional

Mada´in (Madain)

Dadan Palace relation 11687297

Railway (1) Stations (X)

Stations of Hejaz Railway (قطار الحجاز) relation 1277794
ID station name arabic name relation access historic speciality QS_sat
Damascus
Musawwal مصول near 5 and real railway
Abu Tarafah أبو طرفة near 5 and real railway
Bir al Shediya بئر الشيدية near 5 and real railway
Agabat al Hijaziya عقبة الحجاز near 5 and real railway
Hitiyah الحطية near 5 and real railway nothing
Batn al Ghul بطن الغول near 5
arch site in between
Tall al Shahm تلول الشحم near 5
Al Mudawwarah المدورة near 5 / first in JOR evtl not because of bus station
some lost buildings after border control
Dhāt al Ḩājj ذات الحاج near 15 / last in SAU
Al Hazm الحزم on 15
7 Al Muhtatab المحتطب relation 11664346
7 Tabuk Railway Park
7 Al Uthaylī الأثيلي on new road / quarry
7 Birk برك on new road / quarry
7 Al Awjarīyah الأوجرية
7 Al Mustabaghah المصطبغة relation 11679149 + 3 sites on a peak historic Tunnel relation 11679150
7 Al Akhdar الأخضر relation 11679148 wall on a peak Al-Ukhaydir (Al Akhdar) Fortress relation 11679147
7 Al Khamīs الخميس
7 Al Asad الأسعد
7 Qalat al Muazzam more railway castle ruins relation 11649783
7 Khashm Sana
7 المعظم evtl arch sites
3 Ad Dar al Hamra الدار الحمراء
3 Al Mutalla المطلع
3 Abu Taqah أبو طاقة
3 Al Mazham

(Baraka Al-Naqa)

المزحم

مبركة الناقة

relation 11686858
3 Mada'in Saleh Al-Hijr Archaeological Site
3 Al-Atheeb

Wadi Al-Hashish

العذيب

وادي الحشيش

3 Al Ula relation 11687824 Railway Park
3 Sahl al Matran سهل مطران relation 11654855
3 Hadiyah هدية relation 11683038 more railways osmanic bridge relation 11683037
3 Jadaah جداعة relation 11683036 castle ruins relation 11683035
3 Abu an Naam أبو النعم relation 11654857 castle ruins relation 11682974
3 Istabl Antar عنتر قطار الحجاز relation 11682943 old military runway castle ruins relation 11682942
3 Al Buwayr البوير relation 11682879 castle ruins relation 11682878
3 Al Anqa

(Bir Nassif)

(Zubaidiyah)

العنقاء

بئر نصيف

الزبيدية

relation 11682650 castle ruins relation 11682651 three names?
3 Buwatah بواطة relation 11682579 castle ruins relation 11682580
3 Hafirah الحفيرة relation 11656169 castle ruins nearby
3 Muhit محيط relation 11656171 castle ruins relation 11682779
3 Medina relation 11656224 Railway Park & Museum

often is the arch_site named: Hejaz Zug - Station name, e.g. محطة مخيط - قطار الحجاز

Station = Mahattat = محطة

National

heritage=2 + heritage:operator=sctnh based on information sign from operator Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage (SCTNH), Ministry of Tourism

Castle / Fort / Fortress

by province
province ID name relation usage
Castle at Duba relation 11649835 active
Castle in Al-Muwaylih northern of Duba relation 11649844
Castle up the hill of Al-Ula relation 11649848

Source

Rocks

  • Al-Bad'a - The Historical Midian relation 11650210

Old Towns

Al Ula relation 11687296

Arab Letters & Symbols

Bronze Age Burials


Security in Saudi Arabia

Border Control Stations

Northern physical border

Kuwait (KWT), Iraq (IRQ), Jordan (JOR)

from east to west in orthogonal view to the border
ID ID name ISO type comment entering GNS:id
1 not set SAU station coastline
2 SAU 6 Al Khafji Customs SAU official Border Control http://tkbcustoms.com/ Border Control through Highway 95 Kuwait
3 1 Al Nawasib مركز منفذ النويصيب الحدودي KWT official Border Control Border Control through Highway 40
4 Markaz ar Rafiiyah SAU station
5 2 available no name KWT station southeast or residential area
6 Markaz Rughwah SAU station
7 3 available no name KWT station south of residential area
8 Markaz Arq SAU station
9 4 مركز شرطة رحية الحدودي KWT station southwest of residential area
10 5 available no name KWT small Border Control
11 available no name SAU small Border Control
12 Markaz Hamma SAU station oil field around, unclassified road Kuwait
13 6 available no name KWT station
14 Markaz al Hamatiyat SAU no station visible
15 7 available no name KWT station in the corner
16 8 مركز شرطة السور الحدودي KWT? misplaced node?
17 Markaz az Zabr SAU station 188891
18 9 مركز شرطة قرينيس الحدودي KWT station 3 communication towers
19 Markaz Hadba SAU station missing
20 10 available no name KWT station 1 communication tower
21 11 مركز شرطة الرديفة KWT station 2 communication towers
22 available no name SAU station possible
23 12 مركز شرطة خبرة علي الحدودي KWT station
24 Markaz al Jibu SAU station 98300
25 13 مركز قلمة شايع الحدودي KWT station 4 communication towers
26 14 مركز شرطة المفرد الحدودي KWT station
27 Markaz al Musannah SAU station 98309
28 15 مركز قلمة صباح الحدودي KWT station + small Border Control 1 communication tower
29 16 مركز شرطة أم عمارة الحدودي KWT station
30 Markaz Umm Amarah SAU station 14527060
31 17 مركز شرطة النمرتين الحدودي KWT station
32 18 Al Salmi / السالمي KWT official Border Control Border Control through Highway 70
33 SAU 5 Al-Raqi (Raqa') / الرقعي SAU official Border Control Border Control through Highway 50
34 19 مركز شرطة السالمي الحدودي KWT station 1 communication tower
35 Military Checkpoint SAU station to SAU & IRQ 1 communication tower
36 20 available no name KWT station to SAU & IRQ 1 communication tower + helipad
37 21 available no name KWT station to SAU & IRQ 1 communication tower
38 available no name SAU station to IRQ & KWT mosque
39 Makhfar Hudud Ibn Ghazwan IRQ station pipeline
40 Makhfar Hudud al Qadisiyah IRQ station highway 29
41 available no name SAU station
...
50 Markaz Umm al Hiran SAU station
...
70 SAU 4 Arar SAU official Border Control Border Control through Highway 80
71 IRQ official Border Control Border Control through Highway 22


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