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The Governor of Makkah Region or Emir of Makkah Region is the head of the Saudi region or province of Makkah or Mecca and rule it on behalf of the King of Saudi Arabia since its formation on 1926. The Governor or Emir is the high-ranking official of the region and had all powers to shape the region.
|Governor of Makkah Region
أمير منطقة مكة المكرمة
|Reports to||King of Saudi Arabia|
|Appointer||King of Saudi Arabia|
|Term length||At pleasure of the Custodian of Two holy mosques|
|First holder||Khalid bin Mansoor|
|Unofficial names||Emir of Makkah Province|
|Deputy||Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz|
The governor is appointed by the King of Saudi Arabia to handle the provincial matters. The governor is also known as Emir as all the Saudi Regions or Provinces are called Emirates. The current Governor of Makkah is Khalid bin Faisal and the Deputy Governor is Bandar bin Sultan. This is his second term in this post since 29 January 2015.
The longest serving governor was Faisal Al Saud and shortest was Khalid bin Mansoor.
Emirate of Makkah Province
The Makkah Region was established in 1926 during the unification of Saudi Arabia. The Ministry of Interior control most of the provincial affairs along with the Governor and his Deputy Governor or Naib Emir.
Functions of the Governor
- Representing the authority of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques in the province.
- Ensure the Justice to the citizens of the province.
- Works to maintain security in the province.
- Provides the all services to the citizens of the province.
- Work on the development of the province.
- Appoints the important officials of the provincial authority including the Deputy Governor
- Ensure the effectiveness of law and order in the province.
List of Governors of Makkah Region
|#||Governor||Term||Term length||King of Saudi Arabia|
|1.||Khalid bin Mansoor||1926||-||Ibn Saud|
|2.||Mohammad bin Abdulrahman||1926 - 1928||3 years||Ibn Saud|
|3.||Faisal Al Saud||1928 - 1958||30 years||Ibn Saud
|4.||Abdullah bin Saud||1958 - 1960||2 years||Saud|
|5.||Abdullah Al Faisal||1960 - 1968||8 years||Saud
|6.||Mishaal bin Abdulaziz||1968 - 1971||3 years||Faisal|
|7.||Fawwaz bin Abdulaziz||1971 - 1980||9 years||Faisal
|8.||Majid bin Abdulaziz||1980 - 1999||19 years||Khalid
|9.||Abdul Majeed bin Abdulaziz||1999 - 2007||8 years||Fahd
|10.||Khalid bin Faisal Al Saud||2007 - 2013||6 years||Abdullah|
|11.||Mishaal bin Abdullah Al Saud||2013 - 2015||2 years||Abdullah
|(10)||Khalid bin Faisal Al Saud||2015 - till date||5 years||Salman|