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Hejaz (Saudi Arabia)

LC control 00003133
Geographic headingHejaz (Saudi Arabia)
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Geographic subdivision usageSaudi Arabia--Hejaz
Variant(s)al-Ḥijāz (Saudi Arabia)
Hedjaz (Saudi Arabia)
Ḥid̲jāz (Saudi Arabia)
Ḥijāz (Saudi Arabia)
Found inWeb. geog. (Hejaz also Hedjaz or Arab. Al-Hijaz, W. region of Saudi Arabia; history: seat of Mecca and Medina, original centers of Islam; as province of Arabia, fell under Egyptian domination 1258; became Ottoman dependency after conquest of Egypt 1517; restored to order 1811-20 after Wahhabi revolt; revolted and proclaimed independence; Ibn Saud proclaimed king 1926; united with Nejd 1926 as dual kingdom which became Saudi Arabia 1932)
Britannica Micro.: v. 5, p. 809 (Hejaz, also spelled Hedjaz, Arabic Al-Ḥijāz, region of western Saudi Arabia, along the mountainous Red Sea coast of the Arabian peninsula from Jordan on the north to Asir region on the south.)
GEOnet, Nov. 23, 1999 (Al Ḥijāz [Arabic]; Hejaz [conventional]; variant: Hijaz, rgn, 24⁰30ʹ00ʺN 38⁰30ʹ00ʺE)
GEOnet (region; 24°30ʹ00ʺN 038°30ʹ00ʺE)
Invalid LCCNn 81066618