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'Asir or 'Aseer {{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}} (Arabic: عسير‎{{#invoke:Category handler|main}} ʿAsīr) is a region of Saudi Arabia located in the southwest of the country, named after the tribe of Asir which has the same name. It has an area of 81,000 km² and an estimated population of 2,190,000 It shares a short border with Yemen. Its capital is Abha. Other towns include Khamis Mushayt, Qal'at Bishah and Bareq. The regional governor is Faisal bin Khalid (appointed 16 May 2007), a son of King Khalid bin Abdulaziz. He replaced his cousin, Khalid Al Faisal in the post, who was made governor of Makkah Region on the same day.


'Asir Region sections
Intro  Geography   Governorates    Ethnography    History   Economy  List of governors  See also   References   Notes   External links   

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