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Kingdom of Hejaz

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Hashemite Kingdom of Hejaz
المملكة الحجازية الهاشمية
Al-Mamlakah al-Ḥijāzyah Al-Hāshimīyah
1916–1925
Flag of Hejaz
  • Top: 1917–1920
  • Bottom 1920–1925
Coat of arms (1920–1925) of Hejaz
Coat of arms
(1920–1925)
Kingdom of Hejaz (green) within modern-day Saudi Arabia
Kingdom of Hejaz (green) within modern-day Saudi Arabia
CapitalMecca
(1916–1924)
Jeddah
(1924–1925)[1]
Common languagesArabic
Ethnic groups
Arabs
Religion
Sunni Islam
Demonym(s)Hejazi
GovernmentAbsolute monarchy
King 
• 1916–1924
Hussein bin Ali
• 1924–1925
Ali bin Hussein
Historical eraWorld War I
Interwar period
• Established as a result of the Arab Revolt
10 June 1916
10 August 1920
• Foundation of the Sharifian Caliphate
3 March 1924
• Conquered by the Nejd
19 December 1925
• Abdulaziz crowned King of Hejaz
8 January 1926
Population
• 1920
850,000
• 1925[2]
900,000
CurrencyHejazi riyal
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Ottoman Hejaz
Sharifian Caliphate
Hejaz and Nejd
Today part ofSaudi Arabia

The Hashemite Kingdom of Hejaz (Arabic: المملكة الحجازية الهاشمية, Al-Mamlakah al-Ḥijāziyyah Al-Hāshimiyyah) was a part of the Hejaz in the Middle East.

References[change | change source]

  1. Ben Chaoon. "Saudi Arabia". WorldStatesmen.org. Ben M. Cahoon. Retrieved 9 April 2021.
  2. Ben Chaoon. "Saudi Arabia". WorldStatesmen.org. Ben M. Cahoon. Retrieved 9 April 2021.