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Al-Jouf the history and civilization


Al-Jouf region is located in the northwestern part of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The region covers 139.00 km populated by about 361 0 people. Sakaka City is the administrative capital of Al-jouf with a population of 114.00 people. The importance of Al-jouf stems from its strategic location representing the Northern gate of Saudi Arabia and the largest land port in the Middle East. Historically, Al-jouf was an ancient route for trade and pilgrims between the Arabian Peninsula and The Levant and Egypt.  The region is considered a potential touristic site due to its greenery nature full of palm and olives trees. This is in addition to some very important historical sites such as Omar ibn Al-Khattab Mosque and Marid Palace in Dumat Al-Jandal.

Due to the historical and geographical importance of the region,  Jouf University was established under  a decree by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques in 1426 AH / 2005 to help develop the area acting as one of the most important pillars of  renaissance in the Kingdom.

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