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Jizan

Jazan
جازان
Jazan
Jazan
Jazan
Jazan is located in Saudi Arabia
Jazan
Coordinates:
Country  Saudi Arabia
Region Jazan
Government
 • Governor / Emir HRH Prince Mohammed Bin Nasser Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud
Elevation 40 m (130 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 105,193
Time zone AST (UTC+3)
Website .sa.gov.jazanwww

Jazan (Arabic: جازانjazān), also spelled Jizan, Gizan or Gazan, is a port city and the capital of Jizan Region, which lies in the southwest corner of Saudi Arabia and directly north of the border with Yemen. Jazan City is situated on the coast of the Red Sea and serves a large agricultural heartland that has a population of 1.5 million, according to a 2010 census. The area is noted for its high-quality production of tropical fruits like mango, figs, and papaya.

Jazan has one of the largest mega projects market in the kingdom with significant infrastructure projects worth many billions of dollars, Saudi Aramco executes large, high-profile infrastructure projects, of 400,000 bpd refinery with associated terminal facilities on the Red Sea near Jazan, Scheduled for completion in late 2016. Jazan refinery and terminal - Saudi Aramco

Contents

  • Ethnography 1
  • Economy 2
  • Climate 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Ethnography

The inhabitants of Jazan are Arab and almost entirely Sunni Muslim.

Economy

In the early 20th-century, Jazan was a major site for pearl fishing. When World War I began, trade declined at Jazan, moving to Al Hudaydah.[1]

Today, huge ambitious projects in transport, renewable energy,tourism and agricultural development are taking place in Jazan region, Jazan Economic City of $27 billion USD has recently initiated, as well SSJA, Jazan Aluminum Smelter of $3.5 billion US.

Climate

Jazan has a hot desert climate (Köppen: BWh) with an average annual temperature of 30 °C (86 °F). The weather varies from extremely hot in its long summers to hot in its short winters.

The highest recorded temperature was 49 °C (120 °F) on July 10, 2002, while the lowest was 9 °C (48 °F) on February 28, 1984.[2]

Climate data for Jazan, Saudi Arabia
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 39
(102)
39
(102)
39
(102)
41
(106)
44
(111)
48
(118)
49
(120)
48
(118)
42
(108)
43
(109)
39
(102)
38
(100)
49
(120)
Average high °C (°F) 29.7
(85.5)
30.6
(87.1)
32.3
(90.1)
34.6
(94.3)
37.1
(98.8)
37.9
(100.2)
37.2
(99)
37.2
(99)
36.8
(98.2)
36.2
(97.2)
33
(91)
31.4
(88.5)
34.5
(94.08)
Daily mean °C (°F) 25.7
(78.3)
26.5
(79.7)
28
(82)
30
(86)
32.3
(90.1)
33.6
(92.5)
33.4
(92.1)
33.3
(91.9)
32.4
(90.3)
31
(88)
28.2
(82.8)
26.5
(79.7)
30.08
(86.12)
Average low °C (°F) 21.8
(71.2)
22.5
(72.5)
23.8
(74.8)
25.4
(77.7)
27.6
(81.7)
29.3
(84.7)
29.6
(85.3)
29.4
(84.9)
28
(82)
25.8
(78.4)
23.5
(74.3)
21.6
(70.9)
25.69
(78.2)
Record low °C (°F) 15
(59)
9
(48)
16
(61)
11
(52)
19
(66)
20
(68)
21
(70)
17
(63)
20
(68)
19
(66)
14
(57)
17
(63)
9
(48)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 11
(0.43)
5
(0.2)
6
(0.24)
8
(0.31)
7
(0.28)
1
(0.04)
8
(0.31)
19
(0.75)
8
(0.31)
8
(0.31)
13
(0.51)
12
(0.47)
106
(4.16)
Source #1: Climate-Data.org[3]
Source #2: Voodoo Skies[2] for record temperatures

Another source with another data.

See also

References

  1. ^ Prothero, G.W. (1920). Arabia. London: H.M. Stationery Office. p. 75. 
  2. ^ a b "Gizan, Saudi Arabia". Voodoo Skies. Retrieved 24 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Climate: Jizan - Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 24 August 2013. 
  4. ^ ClimateTemp. "Jizan, Saudi Arabia Climate, Average Weather". ClimateTemp. Retrieved 24 August 2013. 

External links

  • Official site

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