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Largest Cities of Saudi Arabia

Guess the 20 largest cities or towns in the land of the two holy mosques.
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First submittedJanuary 25, 2013
Last updatedSeptember 7, 2018
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Population
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5,328,228
Riyadh
3,456,259
Jeddah
1,675,368
Mecca
1,180,770
Medina
1,063,112
Al-Ahsa
987,914
Ta'if
903,597
Dammam
630,000
Khamis Mushait
614,093
Buraidah
578,500
Khobar
Population
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569,797
Tabuk
412,758
Ha'il
389,993
Hafar Al-Batin
378,949
Jubail
376,325
Al-Kharj
371,182
Qatif
366,551
Abha
329,112
Najran
298,675
Yanbu
272,424
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level 75
Jul 17, 2014
Happy to remember three. Hopefully I can improve that score with more tries. (Or should I complain it is too Saudi-centric?) ;)
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level 76
May 29, 2015
The top 7 are all worth knowing.
Riyadh, of course, is the country's capital as well as the historic home of the Nejdi Salafist culture that characterizes the country today.
Jeddah has played an important role in history as the capital of the Hejaz region, port and way station for Muslim pilgrims making hajj or umrah for centuries. Soon it may also be home to the tallest man-made structure in the world.
Mecca is, of course, the holiest city in Islam. The city that all observant Muslims pray toward five times a day. Muhammad's home town. A byword for any place that attracts pilgrims, devotees or visitors.
Medina is the 2nd holiest city in Islam and has played an important role in the religion's history.
Al-Ahsa used to be one of the ten largest cities in the world, as you can see on my Top 10 Cities Through History quiz.
Ta'if is the summer capital of Saudi Arabia.
Dammam is an important port city, home to Saudi Aramco.

The others are less significant.
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level 76
Aug 19, 2017
Everyone should probably also know Ha'il... Ha'il used to be very important as it's where the Rashid clan is from. In recent history they are the most important Arab rivals to the AlSaud clan. Ha'il was capital of the Jabal Shammar Emirate, the most important political power on the Arabian peninsula from the early 19th to the early 20th century, up until it was conquered by the Al-Sauds.
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level 77
Feb 10, 2017
Khobar is an awesome city.
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level 76
Feb 10, 2017
I've never heard anyone describe it that way before. But okay.
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level 76
Feb 10, 2017
and I used to live there
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level 70
Aug 19, 2017
please accept names without Al (equivalent to "the" in english)
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level 76
Aug 19, 2017
I do. And I know that.